When you're pirating movies, and you hear police sirens go off in the distance.

5414  2018-06-05 by Zzappazz

153 comments

(SWAT van plows through neighbor's front yard.)

4chan party van!

FBI OPEN UP

I hate when that happens. They just planted those flowers again after last time the team decided to plow through.

(SWAT van finishes neighbors landscaping)

Even when downloading torrenting stuff that somehow got through the copyright check on my favorite legal torrent site (archive.org) and I hear a police siren I freak out and feel like I am about to be arrested...

me when I was 10 downloading video games ao

I got a seedbox a few days ago and I filled my 2TB with over 40 games and counting. The whole time I was paranoid about getting swarmed by the National Guard

woah, 40+ games?

Fitgirl man. I wanted test out a bunch of games to see if they worth the time/money and if my PC could handle them. I only kept 12 from the 40 i downloaded lol

Where I live, piracy is a criminal offense (in the US it is a civil offense).

I've downloaded more in a few days than i have in my whole life thanks to a seedbox.

Woah! Really? Not joking?

But I was doing those downloads (the content somehow got thru the copyright filter, and I avoided pirate sites to not get caught) with no VPN since the site archive.org is a 100% legal digital museum for public domain content (it is a huge institution that collaborates with major physical museums). And yes, I live in a country that gives zero fuck about foreign content being pirated. I guess I am a bit paranoid...

You are definitely too stressed about it. It is good to be careful but you have to realise that it is the least hazardous thing you do online. You are more likely to get scammed than convicted for copyright infringement.

Well, my parents scared the crap out of me with threats about what would happen if I got caught... They are OK with me using archive.org, but I am still afraid. Some days ago, I decided to use the VPN my father bought me and torrent some low/medium risk pirate site torrents. I didn't know about the "always on VPN" feature (Android's built-in kill switch) and at one point my the worn out cable ony Ethernet adapter disconnected a few times... When I noticed the ethernet indicator blinking on my tablet, I freaked out. I freaked out even more (and almost had a heart attack. Not joking) when I saw my torrent client eat 2 or 3MB while the VPN reconnected... I may resume soon but I will wait a little longer to make sure no notice comes..

Stay safe.

But the real piracy frenzy will start when I go to college (I am planning to go in the US). I am pretty sure that college won't punish me for torrenting nearly as badly as my parents would. But yes, all of this torrent hiding has taught me valuable lessons on how to stay secure online in general. I also have a crappy slow free streaming-capable seed box, which I use when I need to torrent something that is definitely monitored like crazy.

You're a fucking spaz Jesus Christ. Hope you get a Prozac script soon.

What is that?

WE KNOW YOU'RE TORRENTING BOKU NO PICO!

COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD!

BOKU NO PICO

Shoot him

Fucker deserved it

Roger code 10 we have a weebo.

I fucking love the show, also the animation and story was fantastic!

hmmmmmmmmm

Re you sure you are not mistaking it with BOKU NO HERO

He's not, he's trying to bait people into look g it up. I ruin it whit this comment tho.

Didn’t work. I looked it up anyways.

At least my search history now goes from Boku no pico” to “what is shotacon” to “I’m sorry I really had no idea”

Quick TL;DR for us folks with more... closely watched browser history?

Shotacon is like little boy anime echi.

Pedo-level shit

Is chixx with dix who are like 11 getting fucked by a 24 y/o

Boku no pico de gallo macadamia nut?

Boku no Ayyy Macarena!

Boku No Pico Academia

Canadian police break down door

"We heard you're pirating Hulu shows!... Can we watch too?"

torrenting

I’m not even gay and I have like two DVDs of it

I read that like it was from Les Miserables

Now torrentor 24601, your Leech is up and your Seeds begun

You know what that means

I only downloaded a Loaf bread.

** It means I am free!**

It is time for you to sow the fruit of your seeds.

TAKE THE SHOT

It’s an older meme, but it checks out.

Worst part is when you live near both a fire station and police station. As a pirate that shit will give you PTSD lol.

LOL this is why I had to make sure to use youtube vids to memorize which siren is which

One day 2 cops cars and 2 unmarked cars came flying down the street and pulled up at the house across the street. Had my heart beat faster that day. But I have vpn and have for a while and feel a little better

This except every time I check the mail and have a letter from my ISP

Ate you guys for real? I mean I can pirate anything I want but the only problem is the internet.

That feeling of fear is their real goal. When you cultivate a population where everyone has broken some law, you have arbitrary enforcement power upon anyone you want.

This dude just transitioned into VPN sell.

If cops ever showed up I'd have all my externals in the microwave so fast.

Thermite will be better

Wouldn't you need a gas torch to ignite the thermite ?

u dont dab?

Always be prepared for everything. A pirates life.

Guess I need to head to home Depot then.

A sparkler does the trick just fine

ACAB tbh

AHAB was a pirate too?

ACAB is a leftist acronym for "all cops are bad"

Thanks but I was referencing Captain Ahab...

i've got an arts and crafts box of 24 external HDD's sitting on top of my bookshelf, had to file a few police reports for various things and every time I see the rcmp at the door i'm like hmmm is today the day.

How is the microwave going to destroy your data ? Just your microwave.

That's the point. The drives will be too hot to handle, therefore the police will not touch them.

/s

The drive will be unusable and more than likely unrepairable if you nuke it.

https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/66335/does-microwaving-a-hard-drive-erase-it

There's a decent discussion about it here. Feel free to test it yourself lol

Full disk encryption?

I haven't seen this meme in years lol.

I'm not from us, does that actually happen?!

The worst you can expect is a sternly written email from your ISP.

Sternly automated email*

I switched to VPN awhile back so I don't get them anymore, but Comcast would say things like 3 strikes and you're banned as a customer for a year. Maybe they are bluffing since we pay them for a full cable package, though.

You think a country with the entertainment system that gains a lot profit from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and still keeps starting new services every month and every year, like NBC Gold, ESPN+, to gain more money from people really cares about what an insignificant citizen does? If you are stupid enough to keep downloading and uploading hot and popular stuff through public trackers, then maybe. The worst that can happen is some letters from your ISP. Switch to direct links or use VPN, and you are more than fine.

No

I moved to the us a year ago, and I wanna know this too, and how would I protect my self when watching streams?

The how to protect is easy, get a VPN, you can use a chrome or Firefox plug in (chrome store) search for VPN, or download a free one for the whole computer.... I know that 100% masks you, but I don't cause I'm not in the us

Don't trust a free VPN

YOU

ARE

THE

PRODUCT

If you torrent, you can choose to only connect to clients that use encrypted connections.

Just use a VPN, and I believe people on this sub are saying don’t use US based ones as they will gather data. Use outside the US VPNs.

F B I O P E N U P!..

Do you know how many millions of people are torrenting and streaming movies every day? No one is coming to get you, ever. You may get an automated email from your cable provider telling you to stop. There are people who have received dozens of automated warnings and nothing happens. If you’re that scared, use a vpn.

I remember a few years back the RCMP (in Canada) came out and straight up said they don’t have the resources to go after people who download for personal use so it’s not a priority for them. Uploading is a different case though and I think they pay more attention to that.

Woosh

LPT: In the settings, turn on "Force Encyption" ...at least in Tixati.

Seriously, toss in the prevalence of streaming boxes and the numbers get much higher. And those people using exodus, etc take absolutely zero precautions. Nothing comes of it.

That's cause direct downloads are always ignored.

True. The funny thing is that the film industry is incredibly silent about the whole matter. Pirating is a bit more work than folks on either side of the aisle want to admit. These streamboxes are pretty much turnkey operations, even some of my least tech savvy friends have them. The film industry does not want their existence known because of this.

What are these boxes you talk about kind sir?

I don't want to run afoul of any rules. But check out /r/kodi and generally research kodi as a media streaming platform. It is well known for its many forms of streaming, including legal ones.

Here (Switzerland) it's absolutely legal.

= me with Incursion happily streaming Suits and downloading fitgirl repacks with 0 precautions

Oh you just triggered "that" installation music in my head, haha!

That music can feel awesome at one second and then the very next second you will get fed up with it. Still love it tho

Does it depend on the ISP whether they take action if they detect something? Some years back, I got a few warnings from my ISP about them detecting me torrenting movies. On the third warning, they disabled my internet, so I had to call them and lie about being out of town and having no knowledge of the torrenting. After that, I was forced to switch to streaming movies instead. If it's up to the ISP whether they'll take action, and most don't, then I'm pissed that mine decided to overreact the way they did

A vpn would definitely solve your problem. Nord vpn is a good one.

What about midget goat porn ?

Can confirm: AT&T sent me an email to confirm my actions. When I didn't respond, they sent one through snail mail.

Still wondering if I should admit guilt, or sweep it under the rug and go about my day.

Admit nothing. Ignore all.

Lucky me i live in sweden they don’t care too much

yet

Vote Pirate Party!

Course mate

Are you a kopimist?

Well i ain’t to religous but fuck it everything for piracy

I was just curious...

Thats how we gain intelligence my friend

What sense? FBI spying or gaining real brain IQ?

One day an FBI agent came to my place of work to ask me some questions. I had qtorrent up and downloading something. I was scared out of my mind when my brows brought him into my office and introduced him. I’m sure he could tell I was nervous. However he just wanted some answers about someone that I knew who wanted to purchase a weapon. I was scared out of my mind for a bit.

Hello Mr. Cavalier I need to ask you some questions abou- Oh, I see you're downloading Boku No Pico as well!

He wouldnt have done anything even if he did see you torrenting

You people are so paranoid holy shit

Why the heck were you pirating stuff at work? That's a good way to get fired.

Very small office and I’m the IT guy there. Not hired as the IT guy I just know more about computers than the others who work there.

Torrenting at work is the only way he can get hard anymore.

Better than killing drifters...

Meanwhile no one in my country cares anymore. The goverment ruined a few torrent sites because they were charging for membership about 10 years ago but other than that I got no problems what so ever.

Not that I torrent that much these days, but as a 0 income student it was a god send.

Here in Brazil nobody gets in trouble for piracy, it's pretty weird. ISPs could easily fine people but they dont. Idk why.

Where I'm from, local ISPs have separate servers which cache torrents so you don't have to use your internet bandwidth if somebody else using the same ISP has already downloaded the file/files and you get it at extremely high speeds.

lol wtf, isp assisting pirates acquiring content faster

Where I live, everyone torrents like crazy and doesn't get caught. I am more worried since I am a US citizen. My best friend, on the other hand, pissed off American Greetings big time when he to some of their music (pirated, of course) and uploaded it to YouTube. He torrents quite a bit but for some reason he started legally purchasing games and downloading music off mega.nz for some reason (and the games each are very expensive and he is quite poor). Maybe he got caught....who knows.

You kid but as somone whos has had two cyber cops at my door due to skiddie hacking i did years ago, i now live in fear of getting another knock at the door.

Sounds like there's a story there.

When i was younger i was into my pcs alot and strayed into the area of Skiddie tools lile Low Orbit Ion Cannon to kick friends out of xbox games Remote Administration Tools or RATs as they are called. I decided to purchase a very popular rat to troll my friends and family at and because at that time i was intrested in going into the field at university if i ever chose to go.

Fast forward a few years the creator of that tool and others was arrested by the FBI and seemingly cut a deal to share his entire invoice logs, my name and email came up and over 5 years since purchasing that tool 2 officers from the National Crime Agencies cyber security unit came to my home (just a few minutes before i was leaving to go on holiday) and had a word wuth me about the Computer Misuse Act.

Now even though i left all that skiddie behaviour behind i use a vpn in alot of my internet use, especially my torrenting.

Thats really kind of concerning that they came after you after 5 years.

What's more concerning is that if they didn't go after him, he'd just be on a list, and they'd be waiting for him to fuck up, rather than telling him, "hey, we found out you tried to do this a few years back. We can't be sure why you did it, but it's big no-no, so don't do it again"

Did the base hackers off your life story?

Local cops? Really?

Puts everything in the micro wave. Hits 2 minutes and waits for the knock in the door

Wtf that gonna do beside fuck up your microwave ?

Destroy the hardrive

If this is how it's going to end, so be it.

If I learned anything from movies, it's gonna be a firefight!!

Ironic that the one on the pic isn't a criminal, but the most ruthless prosecutor in literature. See, that's inspector Javert from Les Miserables.

do you need a vpn for downloading games?

When I was really young I use to pirate SNES games and everytime I heard a siren near my house I thought I was finally busted and go into a panic lol

Every damn time

FBI OPEN UP!!

This would be funny if only there was any movies worth pirating.

The fact that so many people I know are too afraid to pirate a TV show goes to show that the police state fear machine is working well...

Your downloaded police cars have arrived.

The police cars have police officers inside.. Deleting them..

I've gotten like 6 emails from my ISP. I think it's time to get a VPN, or stop sailing the seas as much.

I laughed at this more than I should have

that's the only benefits of living in third world country no one gives a shit about pirating anything

I have a love/hate relationship with that movie. The singing is awful, but it let more people know it existed.

Meta

This is funny because this character, Javert, is supposed to idealize law and order.

Why do you wear the hat while pirating tho

https://youtu.be/qPEeaxI0OPU - anti piracy video

https://youtu.be/c46_iL2QqOE - how swat respond around 0:57

Hit the kill switch! Kids, get in the bunker!

Ha! What movie or show is this!

"The Core"... Almost out of B-movie range. Check it out sometime. Big names, bad plot.

I definitely will! Thanks! :)

More like when you hear the fbi pulling up in your driveway

naa bro when the they pull up in the driveway u run fast AF out the backdoor.

When you bring back an old meme on a non meta sub.

Whats this gif called again? (Subreddit too please)

I cant even begin to tell you how many times I've done this

hasnt happened to me since 95, when we were really committing srs cries on the internet. Most the warez back then was illegal AF compared to this softcore shit these days, but we werent just dealin in warez, we were dealing in viruses and scams

When you're downloading a torrent and get cut off by your ISP just before it finishes

"It's you, Comcast, I knew you wouldn't wait too long. The faithful provider at his post once more. This torrent's done no wrong! He needs a pirate's care!"

"I warned you I would not give in! I won't be swayed!"

"Another hour yet! Then I'm yours! My service bill is paaaaaid!"

"The thieving pirate comes again, and talks of 'justice.'"

"Look, time is running short! Look dooooown, Comcast! It's three percent awaaaaay!"

The Police Bay - Download free prison sentences, interrogations and trials

You will 100% never see the feds bust down your door for pirating. You would have to most likely be selling the pirated content for money and on a large scale for anything to happen. Use a VPN and pirate away.

Does anyone have any good websites to download high quality movies with no risk of a virus?

This isn't the ideal place to ask this question..

Just go to the megathread and check the websites there..

https://www.reddit.com/r/Piracy/wiki/megathread

Must have downloaded CP because nobody is busting your door down for downloading movies.

Accurate

Jean valjean pirated the shit out of that bread

If cops ever showed up I'd have all my externals in the microwave so fast.

I hate when that happens. They just planted those flowers again after last time the team decided to plow through.

4chan party van!

This except every time I check the mail and have a letter from my ISP

That feeling of fear is their real goal. When you cultivate a population where everyone has broken some law, you have arbitrary enforcement power upon anyone you want.

Admit nothing. Ignore all.

When i was younger i was into my pcs alot and strayed into the area of Skiddie tools lile Low Orbit Ion Cannon to kick friends out of xbox games Remote Administration Tools or RATs as they are called. I decided to purchase a very popular rat to troll my friends and family at and because at that time i was intrested in going into the field at university if i ever chose to go.

Fast forward a few years the creator of that tool and others was arrested by the FBI and seemingly cut a deal to share his entire invoice logs, my name and email came up and over 5 years since purchasing that tool 2 officers from the National Crime Agencies cyber security unit came to my home (just a few minutes before i was leaving to go on holiday) and had a word wuth me about the Computer Misuse Act.

Now even though i left all that skiddie behaviour behind i use a vpn in alot of my internet use, especially my torrenting.

Ate you guys for real? I mean I can pirate anything I want but the only problem is the internet.

FBI OPEN UP

This dude just transitioned into VPN sell.

naa bro when the they pull up in the driveway u run fast AF out the backdoor.