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Scaring my sister into stopping P2P

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Meatball, 11 May 2006.

  1. Meatball


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6,268

    Location: St Albans

    I'm getting really annoyed at my sisters as they refuse to quit using P2P and are downloading a horrible amount and I don't want to see my parents face huge fines. As much as I have explained that it's illegal and we'll face huge fines they refuse to listen. So now I am going to go for a shock factor. How can I really scare them? I was thinking about a fake E-Mail or phone call from RIAA stating complaints about us downloading. Anyone else got any ideas?
  2. PureAppleJuice

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,419

    Location: Londontown

    If she's intelligent she'll know that it's a scam. Pfah to the RIAA :p
  3. tickle me elmo


    Joined: 11 Nov 2005

    Posts: 362

    port blocking :)
  4. chris_r


    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,812

    Location: Liverpool

    I thought most used P2P tbh
  5. Spamalot


    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    Wouldnt botther tbh, there is very little chance of them getting caught.
  6. RandomTom


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    If you want to scare them i think that a posted letter will have more impact, so if you just type up a document and put a particular governement stamp on it and post it to yourself in with the mail, it'll be much more scary than just an email, you could just hide under the desk and go "RAWRRRRRR!" though.
  7. Meatball


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6,268

    Location: St Albans

    LOL. I think a letter would be good actually. I can put some made up technical jargon that sounds good (eg. IP address and using illegal ports blah blah) to make it sound better. Anyone got any ideas of what I should include?

    That might be good as well. If they don't stop after the letter I'll try that.

    You never know. It's quite scary, she has atleast 500 songs downloaded (atleast). I have atleast stopped them sharing but it's still a worry :(
  8. Yewen


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    Block the ports, I will point a domain of mine to a webpage you could make saying due to 300,000 P2P users on your sisters favourite P2P being taken to court the P2P company has stopped offering the service and was shocked to find people were using it to distribute illegal files.

    Coupled with it no longer working, may shock them into it. Or say your ISP no longer supports it as it is being used mainly for illegal use, and that you have to write to them to re-enable it with the reason why. Also blocking the ports.

    Either should work well. :)
  9. PardonTheWait


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,036

    Why don't you just let her get on with it? Is she not capable of independent thought?

    The way you're talking it's like she's gotten into smack or something.
  10. Pho


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,098

    Location: Derbyshire

    That's nothing compared to what most people have; I know the RIAA etc do tend to pick on people like your sister but I'd of thought they'd be more intered in the bigger downloaders.
  11. Meatball


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6,268

    Location: St Albans

    Sounds like a great idea. The only problem is the one she uses many of her friends do, so it'll be a bit funny if ours doesn't yet everyone else's does. I'm just looking what port this P2P uses and seeing how to block it. It's connected to a WGR614v5 router via WiFi, I've done port forwarding but not blocking. I assume it's fairly straight forward?
  12. davestar_delux


    Joined: 5 Dec 2003

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    Location: Glasgow

    I agree with Mohinder, get her hooked on smack.
  13. McDaniel


    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,872

    Location: Southend-on-Sea

    As long as shes not uploading stuff (i.e her shared folder doesnt contain what shes downloading) the chances of anything happening are really small.

    Just set her shared folder(s) to be empty.

    Its the upload traffic that costs the ISP and thats what they hate.

    But as most have said a Letter would be the best in terms of shock factor
  14. divine`


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    Location: Southampton University


    If you have anything to worry about it's her accidently getting a virus, rather than the RIAA or whoever smashing through your roof to take away the PC and fine your family for everything they're worth :p
  15. Messiah Khan


    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    People do get caught. I havent been fined, but I did get an email from my ISP telling me that Autodesk had contacted them, asking me to stop my current download immidiately. That scared me for about a week.
  16. fieldy


    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 3,456

    here ya go try this out :D
  17. dun


    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

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    Location: West Midlands

    Echo the comments above mate. Don't bother is the best bet. I'm glad some people only have such trivial things to worry about i honestly am :)
  18. Yewen


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    Surely annoying your sister would come up on most of your priority lists though?

    It is only fair we try and help him do it in the best way possible. :)
  19. OllyM


    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,200

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    It is?

    Where did that pearl of wisdom come from? :confused:
  20. Anim


    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,781

    Location: Berkshire

    you'll find authorities are a bit less bothered about someone downloading songs in even 4 figure numbers, those uploading albums movies and software to millions of users are on the other hand targetted quite severely.