) Thanks for all the replies, but I feel like some doesn't even read the whole blog >.>
Ok, I never think that I would make a blog (my life is so uninteresting), but I'm in some bad shit right now. As the blog's name suggested, I'm getting sued for piracy. I feel like the lighting just hit my wallet. Fucking unfortunate.
So here's the story. The entertainment industry is trying to get its money back from pirates by using the pay or else scare tactic, forcing an unfortunate or uneducated pirates to pay hundreds to thousands for early settlement to avoid a costly lawsuit. I am among the unfortunates (actually, I am the uneducated. I never bother to use VPN or peer guardian to make myself safe.) The funny part is from all things I pirated I got sue over porn -_- . Thinking right now, it's understandable that porn industry would want a lot of money from pirates, but...porn that I barely watch...really? fml.
The settlement offer is $3,400 and will expire at the end of this month. Is there anyway for me not to pay the settlement and avoid the lawsuit? or do I have to accept my fate and stupidity. I started to do some research on this and learned that most lawsuits never go to court; still, I don't know anything about law so I don't want to make any risky move. I would be very grateful if anyone can give me some advice.
Take note that I'm 17 , studying abroad in the US and living with my aunt. So any lawyer up would be a bit awkward and complicated. ***massive sigh***
TL DR; If you use torrent, make some effort to protect yourself or you're gonna get fucked like me. Any law advice would be grateful.
Edit: Just hit F5 and instantly see a reply, damn TL is fast. Perhaps I should be more specific about the details. I got a letter from Steele/Hansmeier, PLLC An anti-piracy law firm. They have my IP address, the download date, the file I downloaded, pretty much everything
Edit#2 : Ok, now I need to let off some steam. I'm 17, studying abroad in the US and living with my aunt who is a pediatric doctor. She just came to my room and said her record might get ruined forever (Some people probably doesn't want a pediatric who download porn to nurse their children. Understandable. but how can some be that judging. Sometimes I just hate people and myself.) , and, of course she is disappointed in me ( she thought I'm just an innocent nerd who plays videogames all the time. That's 99.99% true, but this incident just fucked everything up.) FUCK. If I live by myself and provide for myself, I would gladly accept this lawsuit consequence. But dragging my aunt down with me makes me feel 1million times worse. Fuck, I have tears in my eyes more than when I watch GoT + Show Spoiler +
, Madoka, and Steins;Gate. DAMN IT !!!
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