Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

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Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 13, 2010 10:57 am

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Please help, I got into a T14, and then got charged with illegal file-sharing this week.. (FUCK!)

Must i reveal this to the school? what are the chances they withdraw my admission? (FUCK!)
will it hurt my job prospects?

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:04 am

Details would help. Is there a civil action against you? Did you get an extortion, ahem, settlement letter? Are you being sanctioned by your undergrad school?

Biggest thing is not concealing anything you should have revealed. Review your law school's policy and determine if it applies to your situation. Some schools probably wouldn't mind. Harvard, for instance, is very much in the file-sharer's camp on this one.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 13, 2010 11:06 am

Read your application carefully to see if this requires disclosure. I'm 99% sure that you'll have to reveal this to the school. It's always in your best interest to disclose. The consequences of not doing so far, far outweigh any fleeting benefit of preserving your image.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby Bert » Thu May 13, 2010 11:08 am

I agree that we need more information about the charge to help you out, but I think that disclosing is probably going to be the answer.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby Barolo » Thu May 13, 2010 11:18 am

Disclose. Quickly and fully. I see no problem with anything but a cover up.

This is (probably) way less significant than a DUI or drug charge (unless you are accused of being a file sharing kingpin). I can't imagine that they'd take away your admission.

More details, please.
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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby paratactical » Thu May 13, 2010 11:20 am

Image

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 13, 2010 11:21 am

paratactical wrote:Image

That made me laugh hard enough to cough up my OJ. I miss playing Magic.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby miamiman » Thu May 13, 2010 11:23 am

JOThompson wrote:
paratactical wrote:Image

That made me laugh hard enough to cough up my OJ. I miss playing Magic.


where do you guys get these from?

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby paratactical » Thu May 13, 2010 11:24 am

miamiman wrote:
JOThompson wrote:That made me laugh hard enough to cough up my OJ. I miss playing Magic.


where do you guys get these from?


I made them because I have no life. For proof, see post count.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:26 am

miamiman wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
paratactical wrote:Image

That made me laugh hard enough to cough up my OJ. I miss playing Magic.


where do you guys get these from?


Seriously, is there like a memegenerator for Magic cards?

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 13, 2010 11:28 am

I experimented with this one for a little bit: --LinkRemoved--

I'm sure there are more practical programs out there though. I'll defer to paratactical.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby paratactical » Thu May 13, 2010 11:30 am

There are a few different programs. I don't remember exactly which one I used, but it's still pretty time consuming. They're all here ( viewtopic.php?f=10&t=95423&hilit=+magic ) if you ever want to use them, just pull the URLs.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:47 am

paratactical wrote:There are a few different programs. I don't remember exactly which one I used, but it's still pretty time consuming. They're all here ( http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... lit=+magic ) if you ever want to use them, just pull the URLs.


I just got done reading that thread. Amazing!

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Thu May 13, 2010 11:48 am

Do you mean charged or sued? As in did the USAO actually charge you with criminal copyright infringement? That's a federal felony, which is going to have MAJOR implications on your life and your bar admission. Legal term for this is Very. Big. Deal.

Obviously a new criminal charge of any nature has to be disclosed immediately.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby CG614 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:58 am

ScaredWorkedBored wrote:Do you mean charged or sued? As in did the USAO actually charge you with criminal copyright infringement? That's a federal felony, which is going to have MAJOR implications on your life and your bar admission. Legal term for this is Very. Big. Deal.

Obviously a new criminal charge of any nature has to be disclosed immediately.


Definitely a big difference.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby kinch » Thu May 13, 2010 11:58 am

OP: what programs were you using to share files? BT?

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby op-ti » Thu May 13, 2010 12:00 pm

I got a letter once from my internet provider...sort of like a warming-->don't need to report that now, right? :roll:

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 13, 2010 12:01 pm

op-ti wrote:I got a letter once from my internet provider...sort of like a warming-->don't need to report that now, right? :roll:

You were never charged or sued? Then nope.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 13, 2010 12:32 pm

I didn't think they were still pursuing these types of claims. I'm interested in these details.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 13, 2010 12:34 pm

Let me guess. You downloaded Hurt Locker.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby Kohinoor » Thu May 13, 2010 4:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I didn't think they were still pursuing these types of claims. I'm interested in these details.

Music industry no. Movie industry yes iirc.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby Drake014 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:47 pm

paratactical wrote:
miamiman wrote:
JOThompson wrote:That made me laugh hard enough to cough up my OJ. I miss playing Magic.


where do you guys get these from?


I made them because I have no life. For proof, see post count.


However, your presence makes ours so much more enjoyable.

Edit: btw, how come I was skipped when you were making cards on people? :evil:

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 13, 2010 4:57 pm

ScaredWorkedBored wrote:Do you mean charged or sued? As in did the USAO actually charge you with criminal copyright infringement? That's a federal felony, which is going to have MAJOR implications on your life and your bar admission. Legal term for this is Very. Big. Deal.

Obviously a new criminal charge of any nature has to be disclosed immediately.

This. Since OP said "charged" I'm assuming criminal charges, but it could be a civil lawsuit. It does matter which, OP.

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Re: Shit, Help! Charged with file sharing.. admission withdrawn?

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 13, 2010 7:48 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
ScaredWorkedBored wrote:Do you mean charged or sued? As in did the USAO actually charge you with criminal copyright infringement? That's a federal felony, which is going to have MAJOR implications on your life and your bar admission. Legal term for this is Very. Big. Deal.

Obviously a new criminal charge of any nature has to be disclosed immediately.

This. Since OP said "charged" I'm assuming criminal charges, but it could be a civil lawsuit. It does matter which, OP.


That's what's weird. Criminal charges normally only come down for people who do stuff like steal workprints from studios and put them online. Your standard torrents will *only* get you sued.




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