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Isohunt.... is gone!

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 6:20 pm

I can't believe it.

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Postby durain » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 6:38 pm

believe it, it's illegal. (just like silk road)

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 21 Oct 2013 9:45 pm

durain wrote:believe it, it's illegal. (just like silk road)


TSR wasn't illegal, some of the products may have been I believe. Isohunt wasn't illegal either.

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Postby bro75 » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 9:29 am

Sg gov will start to block many sites used by torrent downloaders acc to the BCL. Maybe this is their first move.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:02 am

bro75 wrote:Sg gov will start to block many sites used by torrent downloaders acc to the BCL. Maybe this is their first move.


It wasn't SG. It was the MPAA. Isohunt is shut down.

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Postby Akimbo » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:58 pm

Already stopped using isohunt since a year ago, because for some reason even though the pop-up blocker is on, I keep on getting pop-ups whenever I open any of its links to torrents...

Have been using kickass since...

Any comments on the recent "Singapore may block sites to curb online piracy" thing? As in, will that affect the usage of torrents or download sites?

I don't know which news sites can I actually link here, so I'd rather just put the title here :)
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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 3:44 pm

Akimbo wrote:I don't know which news sites can I actually link here, so I'd rather just put the title here :)


Just link anything. If it's a black listed site, the forum software will automatically censor it.

I rarely use public torrent sites, but I most often just google for "whatever" + torrent. "Whatever" almost always being "Match of the day" :D I'm almost aways linked to PirateBay now.

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Postby angelsurfin » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 4:58 pm

kickass is better....YIFY especially...

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Postby snowqueen » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 8:01 pm

Why does it say it's free download but when you go to download something, I get asked to sign up for membership?

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Postby snowqueen » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 8:14 pm

Actually just realised it didn't have program I was looking for so the ones listed were from a sponsored link, therefore not free.

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Postby Max Headroom » Sat, 26 Oct 2013 8:23 am

A mate of mine, a local bloke, got nicked for downloading movies right here in Singapore. Kena fined SGD8K.

He wasn't a distributor, although he admitted he was quite a heavy user.

I reckon they look at bandwidth outliers.

Anyways, FYI.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 27 Oct 2013 6:51 pm

Most of those types of sites will post a lot of links, most to affiliate sites. The trick is often to click the "right" link. Say for example on this Pirate bay link:

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/9105074/ ... 2013__720p

The only link on that page you actually *want* to click, is 'Get this Torrent' with the little red magnet next to it. Almost any other link on that page will take you to an affiliate looking for money.

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 28 Oct 2013 8:43 am

Max Headroom wrote:A mate of mine, a local bloke, got nicked for downloading movies right here in Singapore. Kena fined SGD8K.

He wasn't a distributor, although he admitted he was quite a heavy user.

I reckon they look at bandwidth outliers.

Anyways, FYI.


Are you serious? Did they pick this up in other matters (i.e. a vice or drug raid)? That's how it used to happen in the days of obscene VCD's anyways.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 24 May 2014 10:48 am

Max Headroom wrote:A mate of mine, a local bloke, got nicked for downloading movies right here in Singapore. Kena fined SGD8K.

He wasn't a distributor, although he admitted he was quite a heavy user.

I reckon they look at bandwidth outliers.

Anyways, FYI.

How long ago was that?

Question for the rest - would a VPN prevent this?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 24 May 2014 1:01 pm

Brah wrote:
Question for the rest - would a VPN prevent this?


It depends entirely on how you're caught.

If your ISP is looking for this, then yes. The ISP will just see a fat VPN connection to a VPN provider. With modern traffic analysis they could probably make reasonable guesses about what is going on, but have no way to know for sure as the traffic should be encrypted. And almost none would do anything based on that.

Now, if you got caught because a service or media company joined the torrent swarm and noted who was connected, they could find your IP from the VPN provider. If they went back to the VPN provider and that provider had logs, they may potentially hand over your info. Again, not too likely if you're using a VPN provider that specifically allows torrenting. Those tend to be in jurisdictions where they can just ignore DMCA or similar requests for information on torrenters.


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