Oh I saw people say that it's the ISP, yea she's not in any trouble. Record companies stopped going after individual people for downloading music illegally in like 2008.
Same company contacted me for illegally downloading several movies. Just stop and they will leave you alone no big deal slap on wrist and either hide your IP or don't do it again.
Quitting WoW is harder than you think.
Too much effort involved for the company to pursue thousands of teenagers for downloading illegally, it isn't worth the hassle. Also it's a business, bad reports on copyright = less customers. The worse thing they can possibly do is terminate your service, woopty-doo.
Oh and it's just a threat, in which they'll tell the artist that they're doing something about it. (When quite clearly they aren't)
Also just a small tip, use paid file hosting websites rather than torrents, it's faster and also you can just blame the website for hosting an illegal file.
She'll be fine. Honestly, she's 16 for starters (though I suppose the blame/responsibility would be on the parents), its music, and only a little and for her own personal use, not to make money etc etc...and chances are it's too crappy to even be classified as music. They won't do anything, way too much effort for an album that may hav cost 12 dollars at bestbuy. As others have said, its nothing to worry about. Had she been downloading plans to make a homemade bomb out of sticks, goat cheese, and graphite from alquedaterroristnetwork.com it may be a different story.
oh unless you live in canada, im pretty sure canada has insane laws about this shit now adays.
man up and say that you are the one we are talking about. why do people always come here with this "ok, there is a friend of mine" bullshit.
i mean who in the world would tell a friend "ok, im gonna help you with this one. just gonna check the opinions of my mates at mmo-champion." ?
when you offer help, you should really help. not asking a random internet community for advice.
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If there are still cases of "strong-arm" tactics, then it's out of desperation and not financial gains.
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Turn on Peerblock
Seriously... get Peerblock.
Sorry for not providing helpful information myself, but I do hope everything turns out ok. At a glance it doesn't seem like anything wrong could happen to be honest.
To the people flaming, just die, please.
Wow...really? you americans get letters from your ISP for downloading movies/music?
I download about 100-300gb of movies/music/tv shows each month and I've never ever had a warning and I have been downloading music since the days when limewire/kazaa etc were the norm
Deathknight's do it using disease, blood and the power of the unholy. Warlocks do it with dark demons by their side. Mages do it with summoned arcane powers. Druids do it using the forces of nature. Rogues do it through stealth, poison's, shadows and....from behind. Paladins do it by calling to the light for aid. Shamans do it with the help of the elements. Priests do it through the holy light.
Warriors just fucking do it.
OP- I haven't had any run ins with this but I would guess if you haven't found anything else out try and contact your ISP and apologize for it and tell them you will stop. I've been caught torrenting a movie and got my service cut off until I spoke to someone letting them know I will delete the files and stop downloading. I'm sure they understand how easy it could be to download/upload a file and let her off with a warning.