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  • Unregistered
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    How exactly do they search your computer? Do they just manually check for hidden folders/files and known hiding places or do they have some kind of search program?

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  • JMJ8811
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    You have NOTHING to worry about, there's a lot worse things knocking about than a cadets downloads! Its only porn that some authorities are bothered about and in the EXTREMELY unlikely event of getting a porn inspection lol have everything backed up on a hard-drive. Chill.

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  • alistairuk
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    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
    As far as I'm aware pirate movies and copywrite infringment are civil maters not criminal ones.
    In the UK minor breaches (ie: you have a handful of copied films and where you are not reselling or making cash from your copyright infringement) would normally be dealt with as a civil case - mainly because its cheaper and there is a lesser degree of proof required...

    However as chris has rightly said, the Act allows for criminal prosecution, but as this tends to be more expensive and there is a higher burden of proof on the prosecutions side it is normally only brought against serious breaches and can result in prison / fines - and as he has said you're also highly likely to be sued as well.

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  • chrisclapperford
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    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
    As far as I'm aware pirate movies and copywrite infringment are civil maters not criminal ones.
    You are wrong.

    Have a look ingo the copyright, designs and patent act 1988 and the digital economy act 2010.

    Companies whose work you stole can however sue you as well even if you have recieved a criminal saction for downloading.

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  • Lewis
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    As far as I'm aware pirate movies and copywrite infringment are civil maters not criminal ones.

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  • size4riggerboots
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    *Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk Head-desk*

    *MOD HAT ON*

    Drugs are Illegal (in most places) i.e. not permitted on ship or in people on ship.

    Pirated movies are Illegal (in most places).....

    It is up to you what you do. Where you do whatever it is you do is also up to you. However, if you are caught breaking the law, there is a high chance of there being CONSEQUENCES.

    Officercadet.com cannot provide legal advise as we are seafarers not lawyers. If you f^@k up, it's on your head and your head alone.

    Be nice, be good, and if you can't do one or either of those, don't shout about it on a public forum.

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Originally posted by chrisclapperford View Post
    so when the debate on cannabis came up a lot of you numpties said its wrong as it shows a willingness to break the law.

    If you have pirated movies in your possession whether you downloaded them or not then it is against the law. Therefore according to the same logic you shouldn't be on ship with illegal material or in the merchant navy.

    Hypocrites!
    Oh do bore off...

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  • EH75
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    Do we have to turn this into ANOTHER drugs thread? It's been done to death on here and always ends up going round in circles.

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  • Squareleg28
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    Originally posted by chrisclapperford View Post
    so when the debate on cannabis came up a lot of you numpties said its wrong as it shows a willingness to break the law.

    If you have pirated movies in your possession whether you downloaded them or not then it is against the law. Therefore according to the same logic you shouldn't be on ship with illegal material or in the merchant navy.

    Hypocrites!

    Leaving out any moral arguments, you are highly unlikely to be sacked immediately from your job for having a bootleg of finding nemo in your cabin, unlike having a restricted substance on your person or in your system.

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  • tlloyd1983
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    When did I say I have pirated movies?

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  • chrisclapperford
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    Just for laughs:

    Regardless of the debate on how hamful drugs are or aren't, the merchant navy is a disciplined profession which requires someone who is able to follow the law

    The role of an Officer at sea is one of responsibility and discipline, and you have to decide whether that fits with your lifestyle.

    Chris for me it's not about the drug itself, it's about the willingness to break the law, which isn't in line with the profession.
    youngmariner
    What I do know is it's illegal, and for me that is all that matters. You can't just pick and choose the laws you want to follow, because in your own personal mindset, you think it's OK. If you're so carefree towards one law, why not another law? Maybe OP also thinks it's ok to dump a barrel of used oil overboard in the middle of the ocean. After all, middle of the ocean, no damage done right? Breaking the law about cannabis had no consequences thus far, this will be fine too surely?
    tlloyd1983

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  • chrisclapperford
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    so when the debate on cannabis came up a lot of you numpties said its wrong as it shows a willingness to break the law.

    If you have pirated movies in your possession whether you downloaded them or not then it is against the law. Therefore according to the same logic you shouldn't be on ship with illegal material or in the merchant navy.

    Hypocrites!

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  • glider23
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    Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
    I have seen it where someone had an encrypted drive, he was asked to open it up, said he could not remember the password or how to get into it, so the officials offered him the choice of overwriting the disk themselves or shipping it back to his home at his cost. He could not then suddenly say "I remember the password now" so he opted to have it shipped home. They charged him about ?90 for the privilege!

    If they believe you have something to hide they will take their own steps to "safeguard" their borders and then you can shout all you like - you will get nowhere.

    As someone who has run an IT Security Company I know all the things that you can do to obfuscate data, but if other people say you are not allowed to have it they will take it off you by whatever means. If that means they trash your hard drive so you cannot use it they will not care.

    However.....

    The chances of it happening are rare. You just need to be aware that it can or may happen.

    Hope this helps.

    Ian
    Ok, learned something new. So the tip would be to hide files but not encrypt the drive cause annoyed official can smash your dard drive with the hammer Probably he would also smash your mobile phone(most highend phones have high capacity on chip "hard drives"), camera, memory cards, all electronic cause you could store allot of data on 5mm^2 chip
    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
    Not efficient for large files

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  • Hatchorder
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    Originally posted by Ducki52 View Post
    Although tax law is a totally different kettle of fish...
    That is why accountants sell insurance to protect you against vat and tax investigations because once they get their teeth into you they are a law unto themselves.

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  • Ducki52
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    Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post

    This is the same with the VAT and Tax man. If he tells you that you owe ?40,000 in tax then they can do what they like to recover it, including seizing your company. The onus is not on them to prove you owe it, the onus is on you to prove you don't owe it. I have seen someone lose control of their company because of this. Whether I feel that he was in the wrong or not does not come into it! They took control of his company for 18 months until they had extracted what they said he

    Ian
    Really? I always thought the onus was on the prosecution to prove stuff, and the defendant
    does not have to prove anything? Although tax law is a totally different kettle of fish...

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