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    Pirating: What are the chances we get caught?

    So I've been "downloading" some software for editing videos recently. Wondering, what are the chances somebody gets caught for pirating.
    Here's an estimated number that I randomly just thought of in my head: about $12,250

    So what are the chances a pirate gets caught for downloading such programs and I've seen the warnings about 250,000 dollars but I also read people pay about 3,000 dollars for settlement. What do you think the chances are and how much do you pirate?






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    chances are zero if you remember to seed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Death Star View Post
    chances are zero if you remember to seed.
    How does seeding help you remain anonymous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azathᴏth View Post


    How does seeding help you remain anonymous.
    It doesnt. TROLOLOLOL.

    I would say 1% or less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azathᴏth View Post


    How does seeding help you remain anonymous.
    What you didn't know?

    Seeding is safer than using a VPN.

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    Big corporations suing and imprisoning poor bastards who wouldn't buy their product even if they weren't freely accessible - sounds like a good moral thing to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetamay View Post
    Big corporations suing and imprisoning poor bastards who wouldn't buy their product even if they weren't freely accessible - sounds like a good moral thing to do.
    Because thievery takes priority over rape and murder. Why? There's no money lost in the latter 2.

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    The more people who pirate = bigger net needed to catch individuals (if that makes sense)

    Also, pirating can also raise the popularity of the game so it's discussed more... so i guess some companies allow it to some extent.
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    Most music companies actually want their music to be downloaded, it gets them so much more popular.

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    but @Anonymous will be there if you get caught

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    Some torrents are watched by ISP's, and you may get a few warnings from your ISP with them threatening to cut off your service. But chances of getting "caught" and prosecuted are close to nil.

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