|According to the reports from Poland, the police have reportedly visited hundreds of homes and seized many computers alleged of sharing copyrighted movies. The rumors are that about 40,000 people could eventually be affected.
Poland has recently been in the copyright infringing news headlines due to arrest of the alleged KickassTorrents founder Artyom Vaulin, who continues to fight extradition to the US from there. Now Poland is in the news over the activities of copyright trolls and the authorities working on their behalf.
All over the world, there are so-called copyright trolls, who search torrent networks for IP addresses that may lead them to file-sharers ready to pay a settlement amount to avoid legal issues. The process is unique in Poland, because police are deeply involved.
It turned out that the police have visited hundreds of homes and confiscated hundreds of computers used to share one movie. The police claimed they have detected 2,600 downloads of the movie from about 900 computers, and seized the equipment to protect evidence and stop infringement. However, the industry watchers believe that the actions of the Polish authorities are causing concern – according to local reports, there are about 40,000 people across the country who may have shared the movie and therefore risk being visited by the police.
The evidence the police are acting upon is also questionable, because it is unclear who obtained the IP address-based evidence or whether that evidence has been verified. The basis upon which computers were seized also raises concerns.
It looks like the action is aimed at people who continue sharing content online after downloading it, i.e. BitTorrent users. As for the authorities, they claimed that their main targets were people who profit from mass distribution, but this reasonably can’t apply to the general public and the hundreds of people who already suffered.
The observers point out that this action was not the first operation in the country: for example, back in 2015, police also confiscated around 1,000 computers alleged to have downloaded and shared one movie. At the time, prosecutors admitted they hadn’t verified the technical processes used to identify the alleged infringers.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
|posted by (2016-10-27 17:13:51)|
|At least in the UK, the police are too busy arresting people who swear on Facebook or twitter.|
|Now this is a crime. But I guess it should be expected. The trolls and their evil masters are always looking for puppetts to achieve the true goal.|
Whats that? To control the information and have the power to go kicking doors in with the new (not so) secret police. And fear will do the rest. Especially when it's not paranoia but a real one. Not good.
|Is this a real life Polish joke? cause this is one of the most imbecilic things I have ever|
|C'mon.....is there still ppl downloading and not using a VPN?....REALLY??|
|posted by (2016-10-28 09:23:08)|
|In the USA, they break into the home while your not home. They don't want people to know their illegal methods of surveillance. In my case, they even left hate messages in my home. I'm sure some copyright trolls don't bother with a warrant and just loot the place anyway if they can avoid police reports. My porn collection must have been worth more than them winning a court case. NEVER KEEP YOUR BACKUPS AT HOME! Cover your cameras , destroy your internal microphones, and don't use windows 8 or 10. My VPN would be leaving the home since NSA already has me as a asset. Free VPN can't hurt either anyway.|
|posted by (2016-10-28 09:44:31)|
|If you watch the movie Snowden, there is a part where the guy is just altering data on the web and accessing some girls camera while her computer was off. So, these secret warrants aren't really warrants when they can just make up evidence. It's just makes the one giant looting operation that much easier. And that's what NSA is , control, power, and one giant looting operation!|
|posted by (2016-10-28 19:03:15)|
|I`m here in Poland, torrenting, and i must say: Police can kiss my stinky ass. HWDP forever. By the way, the movie they got problems for is "Wkręceni" 2013 - stupid Polish comedy. I don`t watch this shit anyway. Cheers. Pozdrawiam z Polski.|
|A movie? What super important movie is this? 40,000 raid seems a bit excessive!|
|posted by (2016-10-29 06:27:00)|
|Look to your left BaBaDapper... ET has it now even. It's not a super important movie. And I correct myself on that part of the movie, he was putting someone on a terror list for fun, etc. What shocked me about that movie wasn't the content(I already know about that and more), but rather the amount of elite actors involved.|
|They are crazy..|
|What movie is this?????||
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