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    so i was googling newsgroups and i came across a bunch that require you pay, is that the case for most of them or are there free ones so at least i can check it out then i would donate/buy a membership... PM me if you dont want to post names..

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    No I think you have to pay subscription fees to them all but it isnt really alot.
    You can also do a (very) limited trial, about 1 gig download I think.

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    so if im understanding the entire newsgroup idea is that it acts like a private tracker for files (music,wii,ect)

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    If the Pirate Bay is a public tracker and you can see others IP addresses then they can see your IP address. If you live in the USA then your ISP is required by law to keep tabs on you for 3 months, and have to give up that information on you upon request, by law. I know because I was busted downloading movies from ISOhunt. I recieved warning letters in the mail from my ISP telling me to remove the said movies from my computer and I had to make a phone call to my ISP's security office. These letters were just warning letters. I never go on any torrent sites anymore, and I never heard anything more about it. I suspect it was some kind of sting because the of the said movies, the same person posted the torrents, all the movies weren't even out at the theater, and each of the movies were from a different movie company. It's like all the movie companies were in on it, and gave up one of their new movies, and hired the same company to bust people like me. I really think my ISP could care less what I do, but when they get a complaint from somebody then they must take action.
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    Yeah you gotta be careful when downloading movies. There are a lot of fakes out there set up to catch you. You just have to make sure you read comments and look for trusted uploaders and groups.
    Usually if it looks to good to be true then it probably is.

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    got it... thx everyone...


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    I've used PeerBlock for a while now. Seems to work fine.

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    if your scared of torents, then go look around at tehparadox, there's no torrents there.

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    i sometimes ues newsgroups ive got a free 1, not as good as the one you pay for but its always worth looking on there first cause it downloads really fast, mine is a constant 2mps aslong as im not downloading from somewhere else,
    each isp has its own newsgroup mine is virgin media i just googled it and it told me all i needed to know all i use grabbit to download it,

    newsgroups differ from torrents cause they dont rely on seeds, 1 person uploads it and then its stored for all to take, but the free 1 i use they are ony stored for 7 days, where as the ones you pay for will store them for about a year
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    I actually found Tehparadox a few days ago. Iv been happy on there, thanks everybody most of you made me feel better xD

    Although some of the old downloads like wario ware have like 20 links!

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