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


26 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Banning pirate sites? Good luck trying to block Google.

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26 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Good one, HQuest
Besides, you don't have to be a hacker to know how to use a proxy.
Any kind of censorship is BAD. Who are they to decide what I can read/see/think.
-DG
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26 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The problem with setting this type of precedent is that once it is established, then it becomes easy to censor other "suspect" content.. say websites that offer political dissent... and it all started out with the best of intentions... to curb piracy ... but the road to he*l is paved with good intentions...
Yeah, I guess you are right...since it could be abused and used for other things and likely won't stop all hacking...we should absolutely not do anything.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HQuest View Post
Banning pirate sites? Good luck trying to block Google.
The thing is you could search google and you could find results, but when you tried to navigate some of the links and what not...you might have blocked routing that prevents you from accessing the IP address of the source server.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Good one, HQuest Besides, you don't have to be a hacker to know how to use a proxy.
True, some people don't know how to do it. So, therefore they would just think it doesn't work. And proxy access could also be regulated and like the google example above, even if a proxy gets you search results if the routers won't route your traffic to the destination it won't do you any good.

Clearly we all understand that nothing is perfect and there will be ways to work around it. But not everybody puts in the extra effort or knows how to do these things. And even if they find out, they might be too nervous to do it suspecting that somebody is watching.
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26 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As a few others have said, the biggest concern here is the slippery slope. Give a man an inch, and right away he thinks he's a ruler.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks View Post
Yeah, I guess you are right...since it could be abused and used for other things and likely won't stop all hacking...we should absolutely not do anything.
I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not, but it's correct that we shouldn't do this. The potential for abuse far outweighs any possible benefits.
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26 Sep 2010   #15
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Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The problem with setting this type of precedent is that once it is established, then it becomes easy to censor other "suspect" content.. say websites that offer political dissent... and it all started out with the best of intentions... to curb piracy ... but the road to he*l is paved with good intentions...
Web sites that offer illegal software/activities for sale/distribution are not the same as websites that offer opinions. Opinions are not illegal, although I think many should be.
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26 Sep 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The problem with setting this type of precedent is that once it is established, then it becomes easy to censor other "suspect" content.. say websites that offer political dissent... and it all started out with the best of intentions... to curb piracy ... but the road to he*l is paved with good intentions...
Web sites that offer illegal software/activities for sale/distribution are not the same as websites that offer opinions. Opinions are not illegal, although I think many should be.
And who's going to watchdog everything to make sure only true piracy sites are being blocked?
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26 Sep 2010   #17
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Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The problem with setting this type of precedent is that once it is established, then it becomes easy to censor other "suspect" content.. say websites that offer political dissent... and it all started out with the best of intentions... to curb piracy ... but the road to he*l is paved with good intentions...
Web sites that offer illegal software/activities for sale/distribution are not the same as websites that offer opinions. Opinions are not illegal, although I think many should be.
And who's going to watchdog everything to make sure only true piracy sites are being blocked?
Tews, he's the one who tied the "illegal" and "opinion" sites together in a post.
Ban Tews!
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26 Sep 2010   #18

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Pirating is sharing files. So essentially, one would have to disable copy and paste, click and drag, uploading and downloading. Sidenote, torrenting is much more efficient than traditional downloading since it puts a small load on several clients rather than a large load on a single server.
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26 Sep 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
 
 

There goes the neighborhood!
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26 Sep 2010   #20

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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.
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