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Windows 7: New Bill Would Require U.S. ISPs to Block Pirate Sites


27 Sep 2010   #101

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Blocking known sites that deal in illegal products doesn't bother me. It's about time. Many people use torrents to get something they don't want to pay for but they should pay for. Now some worry about the poor old server, Bull Droppings. I read it all and I didn't notice anything about blocking sites with opinions given. We protects banks not because everybody is a bank robber but rather because there are bank robbers. Putting locks on banks don't stop all bank robbers, just most of them. The same with blocking known illegal sites. It will stop most from using them but not all.
Most bank robbers don't wear hoods and masks, they are cleverly disguised in a suit(sometimes pin stripe) and address you as Sir because they want to lure you into a false sense of security.

Wanting to control the internet would be hard unless you got the good old people to believe the same type of propaganda and declare war on those pirates, that'll get the good folk on side.

Cant you see this is just a method for control of the internet - nothing more nothing
less.

And as John Gilmore says:

"The internet sees censorship as damage and routes around it"

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27 Sep 2010   #102

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
a lot of the software market is artificially sustained in the first place because hardware manufacturers are subsidized by microsoft and 3rd party software companies who pay them to install trial software.
It all happens because consumers want the absolute lowest price they can get for anything and thus deal with the trialware as it does get them the box for a reduced price. The question is whether it's worth the savings. I would personally pay a few bucks extra to get it clean...but most people would not feel the same way...and thus vendors and such simply don't offer it. Look how hard it is to get a clean Windows install disc out of the deal...they always want you to restore back to their factory image (of course, I see where this helps them during the warranty phase and such where the base installs are the same).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Most applications have open source equivalents that work just as well but are only available in linux, but I know for a fact that most major personal computer manufacturers don't offer linux as an OS option because Microsoft would yank their manufacturers' license to install windows if they did.
I think that many of the great open source apps are available in both Windows and Linux. I'm sure there are some which are not available. It is sad that contracts with Microsoft do preclude people's ability to purchase other OS's installed...but being a linux user myself, I realize the mass market doesn't really want it anyway..so it doesn't bother me in the least that I have to install it myself. What does bother me, is that I struggle to buy a machine retail with no OS and get it for a few dollars less. Seems dumb to "have" to pay for Windows, when I have no intention of using it. But that's what self building machines is for.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
pparks1 I've read most of your posts here. You must understand that piracy is subject to opinion. There are plenty of musicians, actors and so on out there who advocate file sharing.
Yes, there are some and some of them even give their stuff away on their websites. I have no problems with this type of file sharing.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
Hypothetically if I buy an album and want to send it to friend why shouldn't I? I paid for it. If I want to give it to multiple friends why shouldn't I?
While this might be a little iffy in the legal sense, I don't see a huge issue with it. Should your friends copy it...probably not. But if they just listen to it or watch it..I don't see the difference between you inviting them over to your house and listening and watching. But giving it away to just anybody in the world, that is a much different animal.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
You said about Adobe charging for Photoshop and how maybe they would charge less for it if everybody stopped pirating and bought it. You best believe they wouldn't.
I said, if people stopped pirating photoshop and instead got behind other project like The Gimp (or any other thing), and this other solution really took off, became very feature rich and easier to use with a much lower pricetag than Photoshop...then Adobe might take notice and make some changes.
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27 Sep 2010   #103

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Al Fairclough View Post
I wish people would spend a fraction of the time spent to police child pornography networks, rather than making millionaires more money. Somewhere along the line our values have been skewed, when we are more concerned with intellectual property rights than child porno and the trafficing of children.

dont worry... you can still buy a gun easy and shoot your self if you dont like it! (/sarcasm).
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27 Sep 2010   #104
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Dont forget Maid Merian!!
She wore tights????
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27 Sep 2010   #105

Win 7 X32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Al Fairclough View Post
I wish people would spend a fraction of the time spent to police child pornography networks, rather than making millionaires more money. Somewhere along the line our values have been skewed, when we are more concerned with intellectual property rights than child porno and the trafficing of children.

dont worry... you can still buy a gun easy and shoot your self if you dont like it! (/sarcasm).
fairclough is right. sarcasm or not the comment was unwarranted.
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27 Sep 2010   #106
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Taking something that doesn't belong to you is wrong. Feel free to justify it all you want/ need to - it is still wrong.
Like I said earlier, according to copyright laws you aren't even aloud to lend, yes lend the media you purchase. Now I've never met anybody who doesn't do that. So it makes me smile when people high and mighty about piracy.

So where does it stop? Go round fining people for letting their mate watch a DVD they bought.
If the copyright law says no lending, and you lend, it is breaking the law. I don't care how many do it, it is still against the law.
If being against piracy makes me "high and mighty", so be it, I've been called worse.

It used to amaze me how people could justify their bad/illegal behavior, but after listening to inmates for 20 years, I now kind of expect it.

As of now, this thread will be dubbed Seven Forums Correctional Facility.
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27 Sep 2010   #107

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Dont forget Maid Merian!!
who is that ?
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27 Sep 2010   #108
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorddenis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Dont forget Maid Merian!!
who is that ?
You don't know Robin Hood's main squeeze - hot chick who lived in the castle and ventured into the forest for................a meaningful relationship?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERMGYQBXwc
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27 Sep 2010   #109

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
If the copyright law says no lending, and you lend, it is breaking the law. I don't care how many do it, it is still against the law.
If being against piracy makes me "high and mighty", so be it, I've been called worse.

It used to amaze me how people could justify their bad/illegal behavior, but after listening to inmates for 20 years, I now kind of expect it.

As of now, this thread will be dubbed Seven Forums Correctional Facility.
So are you saying that you have never borrowed or loaned anybody any media that you have purchased, and as such not broken the same copyright laws that pirates do?
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27 Sep 2010   #110

 

oh that mary. for the vid. its awsome.

i think this thread shuld be closed because this conversation leads no where. there are pirats and there will alway's will be.

and if i where an american i wouldnt support this bill or what ever it is. because
1 they only do it for the money. evry antipiracy angency is like that so is the goverment.
2 it will never stop. first block the pirates. then and idea the goverment doesnt like etc
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