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Title: Everything torrent and now copyright law
Post by: Pas on May 05, 2010, 01:44:28 PM
Hey some of you may have noticed I deleted a thread I started last night about torrents. Thought maybe it wasn't the right place for this kind of talk etc.

I changed my mind and I'm starting another, larger one.

I want none of that 0day shit or CAM releases talk though, that is the stuff that really piss off the corporations I guess. Not the weird-ass VHS rip or foreign releases I usually go after.

So, any of you guys on these private tracker sites? Yesterday I got on Cinemageddon (rare action movies/b-shit) and now SoNowThen is hooking me up with a Cinematik invite so I'll be dloading some pretty sweet stuff in the coming days.

Anyone using a seedbox? Just got one minutes ago so I can't wait to get home and try it. For the clueless, here's what it's about: it makes you download/upload torrents at 10mb/s (actual speed, meaning theorical speed is more 100mbs/1gbs) on a dedicated server. It will make your ratio explode because you can seed from the seedbox at 10mb/s AND it doesn't count towards your ISP bandwidth limit (because people leech from the seedbox and not your internet connection)
 
Then, when the downloaded torrent is on your server, you just have to direct-download it normally as if it was a straight up regular internet link. Pretty cool, right?


Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pubrick on May 05, 2010, 02:00:35 PM
I like that you posted this in DVD Talk. I'm going to allow it cos that seedbox business just blew my mind.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: polkablues on May 05, 2010, 02:10:09 PM
Yeah, that's craziness (in a good way). How much did it cost?
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on May 05, 2010, 02:48:20 PM
Yeah, that's craziness (in a good way). How much did it cost?

It's pretty crazy indeed, especially when your ISP is throttling your speed. Because when you download it back from the seedbox, you can use FTP which means no throttling, which means full god damned speed. Also useful for transfering stuff to friends, really.

I've looked around a bit and got it for 8 euros a month. But I didn't take the cheapest, which was about 4USD. Cheaper means you have less space on your dedicated server.

There's also a bit of a legal-safety conundrum about it... you don't even need a bittorrent client on your hard drive and all the traffic your ISP will see will not be p2p but FTP so it's much less risky than just downloading torrents normally. There will also be no upload traffic so it completely masks the fact you are actually sharing stuff. So it really makes you less suspicious. But, on the other side, you used your credit card to buy the thing. So if the shit really hits the fan, it's that much easier to know who you are.

I dunno... I took one in europe just to make double-sure... but yeah.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: New Feeling on May 05, 2010, 04:28:57 PM
I only really started downloading movies in February and have grabbed about 600 since then.  Last month I got on Karagarga which is absolutely amazing.  It is pretty easy to score an invite over at the freakyflicks message board, and I highly recommend doing so.  It has been really crazy to realize that virtually everything is now available within hours.   
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Stefen on May 05, 2010, 08:04:46 PM
I belong to most big torrent sites.

Karagarga
Cinemageddon
indietorrents
what.cd
and waffles.fm.

I've handed out plenty of invites and still will.

I just changed my isp to comcast a few months ago so I've been apprehnsive to really download lots of stuff. A seed box may be in my future.

Has anyone had any trouble with p2p with comcast? Any tips?
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 05, 2010, 09:22:39 PM
I belong to most big torrent sites.

Karagarga
Cinemageddon
indietorrents
what.cd
and waffles.fm.

I've handed out plenty of invites and still will.

I just changed my isp to comcast a few months ago so I've been apprehnsive to really download lots of stuff. A seed box may be in my future.

Has anyone had any trouble with p2p with comcast? Any tips?

So...since we're in a posse now and everything, how's bout you share some invites with me? Any you can spare would be appreciated. If you are so kind, I promise not to shit in your chamberpot.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on May 07, 2010, 07:34:40 AM
Karagarga
Cinemageddon
indietorrents
what.cd
and waffles.fm.

Ever been on Cinematik? I like the huge selection of intellectual shit but I hate there's not a single rip in there, it's all DVD-R. Cinematik is the exact opposite of Cinemageddon.

What's Karagarga all about? Do you think there's a VHSrip or TVrip or (God that'd be sweet for the french version) a DVD-R of Bodo - Eine ganz normale Familie on there? also known as The Wiz Kid (or Wizkid I don't know) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096962/

Can't find that damn movie anywhere!!!!

Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 07, 2010, 01:37:26 PM
Has anyone had any trouble with p2p with comcast? Any tips?

I had Comcast for 2 years and had no problems, and I downloaded tons and tons of stuff.  Legally.  All legal.   :waving:
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 07, 2010, 03:34:59 PM
i'm new to torrents (and i've NEVER d/led a movie before), but i'm interested in finding those films that are unavailable in either the US or on dvd at all. Which would be the best source for those more obscure/difficult titles? I'm not expecting a userguide, just a recommendation on sources.

I'm thinking of Jean Eustache, Phillipe Garrel, etc etc (of course, A Swedish Love Story would be lovely, too).
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on May 07, 2010, 04:41:52 PM
You have to find an invite on a private tracker like Cinematik or (I guess) Karagarga

I don't have any. :(
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Stefen on May 07, 2010, 05:24:31 PM
I only have invites to what and waffles. It's harder to maintain a ratio on movie tracker.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on May 07, 2010, 06:23:29 PM
I only have invites to what and waffles. It's harder to maintain a ratio on movie tracker.

If you ever get an invite to Karagarga let me know, I can trade for a Cinematik invite. Also, if you could check out if they have that movie I wrote about i'd really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Stefen on May 07, 2010, 06:42:20 PM
Sorry, pas. No dice on your movie.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on May 07, 2010, 06:54:00 PM
Sorry, pas. No dice on your movie.

Damn! I'm giving up hope then, it's nowhere.

Thanks for checking.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: polkablues on May 07, 2010, 07:11:00 PM
Any chance you can find Marianne & Juliane on any of the sites you're on? I've been trying to find it forever, and unless I want to pay $120 for a VHS copy (I don't even own a VCR anymore...), I've been shit out of luck.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on May 07, 2010, 07:21:12 PM
Not on Cinematik or Cinemageddon, sorry...
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Stefen on May 07, 2010, 07:37:26 PM
It's on karagarga.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on June 03, 2010, 10:25:47 AM
Fellow canadian Xixaxers... so, what about that new copyright law?

This country is going down the drain, let me tell you. I guess Universal Studios is more important to our leaders than our own fucking universities or just our basic rights as citizens.

The most important thing of the new law for the common man is the DRM-protection part. Now, you can't copy for personal OR EDUCATIONAL use anymore IF the material exist in DRM-protected form. That means, a teacher can't photocopy pages from a book if that book exists in eBook form. Let me tell you, most people are like "Whatever, I'll do it anyway" but colleges can't do that. This is serious bullshit to them.

These government assholes pretend that : "Hey, at least it's legal to put a CD or a DVD you bought on your iPhone!"..........unless that CD had a DRM of course! Oh, yeah mean every CD and DVD in the world has them? what a bunch of liars.

But for us, downloaders of torrents, it's just death: our ISPs are now REQUIRED under law to keep a file on us recording what stuff we download. They are also required to provide that file in any lawsuit against us.

Forgive the terrible cliche here, but: aren't there any fucking pedophiles to catch or something?
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 18, 2010, 02:29:50 PM
But for us, downloaders of torrents, it's just death: our ISPs are now REQUIRED under law to keep a file on us recording what stuff we download. They are also required to provide that file in any lawsuit against us.

I would rather live without health care than filesharing.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and whatnot
Post by: Pas on June 18, 2010, 02:40:00 PM
But for us, downloaders of torrents, it's just death: our ISPs are now REQUIRED under law to keep a file on us recording what stuff we download. They are also required to provide that file in any lawsuit against us.

I would rather live without health care than filesharing.

I will analyze that statement by using the Xixax marque-moto "if you assume we're sarcastic you'll never be wrong''.

you've been trying Pubrick-style zingers for the last couple months. You fail miserably at it. You come off as a weird and angry douchebag.

If you weren't sarcastic than I stand by my comment but reckon it was not the time to say it.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and now copyright law
Post by: Pas on November 06, 2010, 09:45:43 AM
Got 10 invites to Cinemaggedon.net ... really good torrent site for rare B-movies and international action films. Pete, you should be on it if you aren't already.

pm me.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and now copyright law
Post by: Fernando on November 18, 2010, 12:33:54 PM
from demonoid:

November 12, Update:

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a markup Nov. 18 on S. 3804, Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.

Remember to contact your representatives to let them know your opinion on the proposed bill. To find out who are the senators on your state and their contact information, you can visit the U.S. Senate website, by clicking here

In the United States, a new law proposal called The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced last week, and there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday.

If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the US.

________________________________________________________________________


U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Domain Name Blocking Bill Aimed At Curbing Online Piracy
November 18th, 2010

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would provide the U.S. Justice Department with enhanced powers to quickly block the domain names and third party enablers of web sites that it deems are dedicated to the piracy of intellectual property.

The House has yet to introduce companion legislation, but the passage of the bill on Tuesday by the committee in the senate signals relatively strong support for this particular approach to battling online piracy.

Itís always a possibility, however, that the members of the commerce committees in either chamber could raise concerns about the impact such legislation could have on internet commerce.

The commerce and judiciary committees have historically jockeyed for jurisdiction over important pieces of legislation.

The bill would enable Justice to use court orders to order enabling third parties, such as internet service providers, payment processors and online ad networks to temporarily suspend support for the targeted web sites on an expedited basis.

The list of blocked sites would be posted online by the White House intellectual property czar, and the blockage could be appealed by the web site operators.

The movie industry association and labor groups hailed the Judiciary Committeeís approval of S.3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, while Public Knowledge, the digital public interest group, expressed disappointment.

Internet engineers have said that the approach could destabilize the internet. The Consumer Electronics Association, Public Knowledge, the Center for Democracy and Technology, a group of library associations and the NetCoalition, representing Google, eBay and other internet companies, worry that the legal approach in the legislation isnít fair.

The billís chief sponsor was Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, but it enjoyed bipartisan support from 17 other senators.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and now copyright law
Post by: Reelist on September 24, 2013, 04:14:04 PM
What's the best kind of DVD burning software to transfer torrent files? I downloaded aimersoft and it worked out fine besides the HUGE logo smack dab in the middle of the frame. I'm looking for one that doesn't do that and I also don't have to pay for. Many thx in advance.
Title: Re: Everything torrent and now copyright law
Post by: ono on September 24, 2013, 05:46:41 PM
Toast Titanium (cracked) is what I've used.