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What are they going to do when they get to themselves.
kryyst said:This is a legal victory on paper only. They've accomplished nothing in the short or long run for that matter. I'll go so far as to say that they've actually hurt the 'stop piracy' mentality more then fixing it.First, even though they are slapping jail sentences and large fines on 3 people pirate bay continues as strong as ever. If they managed to shutdown pirate bay, well so what, on to the next torrent site. Shut down enough torrent sites and one of the other current p2p alternatives using encrypted clouds becomes the dominant method.The only way to stop massive file sharing is to kill the bandwidth at the ISP levels and that effectively kills the internet.
kryyst said:The only way to stop massive file sharing is to kill the bandwidth at the ISP levels and that effectively kills the internet.
Actually there was a big stink about people recording tapes, albums or radio broadcasts, same as shows to VCR's for that matter. The tape was blamed for record sales losses and all other sorts of evil.
Copying LP vinyl to cassette was a big thing in the 70's and early 80's.
kryyst said:So while I do understand your rant, I think everyone understands your rant. It's idealistic thinking. You can't stop crime by clicking your heals and whishing three times. If you are serious about stopping piracy you have to find a way to more effectively punish the people doing the pirating. Which means throttling, caps or per use internet charges like any other utility. If mom suddenly sees a $300 internet bill juniors going to get the beats.
Leonardo said:And just like today, much of this was 'legitimate,' such as copying albums onto cassette to play in the car stereo or the "boom box." The attitude was, "why pay for a cassette when I've already purchased the album - not fair to have to purchase it twice." And just like today, there was wholesale pirating, especially in the Far East. I made a trip to Hong Kong once. There were markets all over the city with tables stacked high with pirated cassettes. There was everything from pop, to rock, to classical.
drasnor said:Here's the flip side of that coin. Last week I got a call from my mother expressing her concern over the new bandwidth caps Time Warner is rolling out at home. Between their DirectTV video-on-demand service, Netflix streaming video service, iTunes, and Audible they can easily hit those caps. All I could do was show them how to use the bandwidth monitor on their Tomato router and tell them to give Time Warner an earful if they tried to renege on their original contract.There are businesses and services that offer fully legitimate on-demand video and music. Bandwidth caps and throttling will kill these businesses.-drasnor :fold:
Kryyst said:The only way to stop massive file sharing is to kill the bandwidth at the ISP levels and that effectively kills the internet.
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