So it's a given that most of you guys download films and tv shows illegally.
I'm curious though, do you just watch and delete or do you hoard it on a hard drive? Seems a bit risky to have a hard drive full of evidence of your indiscretions
It's safer to keep it rather than download it every time you want to watch. People get caught by getting their IPs logged while they're actively torrenting, so the less time you spend downloading the better.
>takes up too much space on HDD and causes an update to corrupt windows
>find out Linux won't boot because windows fucked with it somehow during an update
I only ever save the minimum to my external and I always regret it.
You only get in trouble for distributing.
It's legal to own digital copies of things you've purchased and I will always swear that I own all that porn legitimately and it's stored at a relatives house out of country.
>True, but when the police seize your computer surely it would be best not to have 700GB of stolen movies on there
Are people really this dumb? Downloading a movie is a civil matter, the police would not give a shit
>Downloading a movie is a civil matter
And what's to say that the defendant wasn't hoarding all these illegally downloaded movies in order to start up a piracy disruption operation and using the proceeds to fund terrorism and child exploitation? Your honor, I submit that there is no reasonable explanation for having such a cache of pirate material except to generate illegal revenue from it.
>not storing it on an external hdd you have buried in your backyard with a mini remotely controlled explosive device installed in case the feds come a knockin
>alternatively stored in the walls of your house
You gotta do it right if you're gonna do it
Do you understand how this whole anti-piracy thing works? Your IP gets logged by third party anti-piracy companies working for copyright holders. They then notify your internet provider to give out your home address information. 90% of the time, it stops there. Your ISP sends you a warning and that's it. 10% of the time, you will get a letter with a fine. Only if you get busted by the same copyright holder after the first offense, you can get sued and even then, the police is never involved in it.
>getting busted for locking children in your basement
>I hope they don't touch my PC and discover the entire pirated Seinfeld series!
Well, at least some big company will not charge you for gazillion dollars on top of you going to prison.
Where? Holy shit, even people from 3rd world countries don't have to fear random police raids like it was some kind of natural disaster.
Well it doesn't happen any longer. In Germany there were literally millions of children being sued for thousands of $ due to torrenting so thanks to that, since 2013 we now have a law that caps the fine copyright holders can demand from first time offenders.