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OUCH...... ISPs To Monitor for Copyright Infringement

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by its2die4, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. its2die4

    its2die4 Regular Member

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    Looks like big brother continues his intrusive ugly ways... (full article can be found HERE)

    The nation?s major internet service providers on Monday said they are beginning to roll out an initiative to disrupt internet access for online copyright scofflaws.


    The so-called ?Copyright Alert System? is backed by the President Barack Obama administration and was pushed heavily by record labels and Hollywood studios.


    The plan, more than four years in the making, includes participation by AT&T, Cablevision Systems, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon. Others could soon join.


    After four offenses, the historic plan calls for these residential internet providers to initiate so-called ?mitigation measures? (.pdf) that might include reducing internet speeds and redirecting a subscriber?s service to an ?educational? landing page about infringement.


    The plan does not prevent content owners from suing internet subscribers. The Copyright Act allows damages of up to $150,000 per infringement.
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  2. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    This is why anonymous needs to grow up and becoming a lobbying agency. Anonymous could easily spend more on lobbying then the MPAA and RIAA combined,they both spend only about $10 million a year on lobbying efforts. Anonymous could easily get the donations to do it on the scale that they do it.
     
  3. GiorgioB

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    Yeah, I know they did even worse in France.. you get 3 warning letters, and if you don't quit downloading they will cut your internet completely (even if its your neighbour using your wireless to download) and pay massive fines.. what a load of bullshit, way to withhold universal access to culture.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't think artists should work for free, but I think they need to adapt to a new type of commericalization of their products, for example do more live gigs, etc.. I discovered loads of artists thru downloads which I then went to see in concert, some even 2-3-4 times), payed my ticket, etc..
     
  4. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Not a problem except for the people who just read a 2 step guide to doing something illegal and expect to not be found/suspected. Spend $5/month and get a seedbox with SSH/SFTP and the ISP will only see large amounts of encrypted data. The seedbox will likely be in an French datacenter owned by OVH which hosts nearly all seedboxes.

    Avoid Uncle Sam, get high ratios and fast downloads and costs less than one mcdonalds meal.
     
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  5. GiorgioB

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    Yeah.. good to know, though I left my home country a couple of years ago.. I'm in China now and downloading here is impossible without VPN (0.01 kb/s), but anyway you can stream anything you want for free here, or buy a pirated copy off a cart for $2..
     
  6. Nigel Farage

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    I DO think those artists should work for free. Fuck those "artists". It's not my job to subsidize the stupid life choices other people make. If someone wants to try to make a living selling 1's and 0's, which can be easily copied and distributed, then they can absorb that pain of that stupid decision. Not my job, and not my problem. I don't see any "artists" coming around and giving me a helping hand whenever I get my ass in a crack.

    They are lucky people are even listening to their shit. They should be paying ME to listen to their shit.

    I have TONS of copyright material on my hard drive right now. I don't know how it got there, but who ever claims to own this shit, owes me fucking RENT. Storage on my hard drive isn't free you know. I pay for the hard drive, the computer that accesses it, the operating system, the electricity to run it. Every single nanometer on that hard drive is MY PROPERTY, and their property is on it, and unauthorized. I never gave that cunt, Lady Gaga, permission to have that YouTube video "Bad Romance" on my hard drive, and she needs to come over and get rid of it, pay me $75.00 in rent for storing it there, and I'll take a blow job too.
     
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  7. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Can you make me a free ebook around 15-20 pages long?
     
  8. LakeForest

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    did-didn't they already do this?

    haven't they already been doing this?

    seriously tho: "After four offenses, the historic plan calls for these residential internet providers to initiate so-called ?mitigation measures? (.pdf) that might include reducing internet speeds and redirecting a subscriber?s service to an ?educational? landing page about infringement."

    ^ lol ok mom and dad.

    Here's the funny thing: Downloading from certain country servers from where I am gets me 300kb/s. Gross. Downloading from that country from my VPS gets me 5MB/s. Fun. Please, throttle me all you want. Gonna slow down my internet? I won't use the pretty $$$ subscription I'm paying for. Oh, and make sure to prevent ssh access to my servers so I can't download my stuff. And make sure I can't connect to any another IP, which I guess means I also can't visit any website, which means my ISP loses more money. This was well thought out, guys.

    They've been doing this silly sore-loser stuff for years I bet. Whenever I hear something about how a program is going to start NOW, it sort of stands to logic that it's been going on for some time now, no?

    What we're seeing, ladies and gentlemen, are the death throes of an ignorant and sadly outdated generation currently in power. These people, the first in history to be loved neither by their parents, no their children, are also so out of touch with how technology and people work that they think this measure will do anything. In fact, I am curious to know what the real purpose of the ISPs bending over(for their own pleasure, not due to intimidation, mind you) and giving a shit all of a sudden is.

    Seriously, unless they decide to go door-to-door, arrest their own executives/lawmakers/politicians, and disrupt the economy en masse, nothing will ever come of this. Media has made record amounts of profit year after year and still are such little whiny, prissy, sissy girls when it comes to sales they would have not made ANYWAY. Downloading music has gone down like 15% in the past few years too.

    These people going through with these hilariously fallible initiatives are just sad and desperate people not realizing their relevancy on this planet is coming to a fast end.
     
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