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Windows 7: Finally a bit of SENSE in File sharing law review


10 Nov 2010   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
Finally a bit of SENSE in File sharing law review

Hi there
At least a bit of realism is creeping into politicians into realising what ISP's can feasably do and what is in Cloud Cuckoo land.

Maybe Coalition Politics works -- I'm an Engineer not a Politician but it DOES seem a bit more sense here.

Instead of a slavish reaction to what the Music and Film Industries want a bit of sensible discussion seems the best way forward.

BBC News - Net providers get Digital Economy Act judicial review

Cheers
jimbo

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10 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just seen this myself and was going to post about it. I've had a look at the Digital Economy Act in depth and it looks like it's been hastily drafted by people who really don't have technical knowledge about how ISPs operate or how internet piracy works. As it stands it looks unenforceable.
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10 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Then it's just like many of the other laws that the Labour party supported / suggested.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Just seen this myself and was going to post about it. I've had a look at the Digital Economy Act in depth and it looks like it's been hastily drafted by people who really don't have technical knowledge about how ISPs operate or how internet piracy works. As it stands it looks unenforceable.
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10 Nov 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Then it's just like many of the other laws that the Labour party supported / suggested.
Careful....you're getting close to this one....
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10 Nov 2010   #5

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
this is one of those areas where Politics does overlap into the relevant thread -- not individual policies of particular Parties or Politicians but over the principle of how to handle illegal file sharing / Piracy of software / music / other intellectual property.

However even this is fraught with difficulty.

For example consider a case where the CIA or other intelligence agency "Steals" or otherwise acquires by dubious means a piece of software which theoretically could shut down major computer networks in the US or elsewhere.


Is the action of the CIA any different from a person "acquiring" files by similar means.

In the case of the CIA most people I suppose would tend to give tacit approval even if they didn't explicitly approve of the action taken whereas the other case would usually get the thumbs down.

The fact that the software COULD cause problems doesn't mean that it was DESIGNED to do that or that it was maliciously written in the first place.

Once you start getting into these areas then the whole concept of current Law is totally "Not Fit for Purpose" and this is where we DO actually need the Politicians to sort out the whole mess.

So we can't ignore Politics completely unfortunately but I agree we shouldn't get into Parochial National politics.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Nov 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
this is one of those areas where Politics does overlap into the relevant thread -- not individual policies of particular Parties or Politicians but over the principle of how to handle illegal file sharing / Piracy of software / music / other intellectual property.

However even this is fraught with difficulty.

For example consider a case where the CIA or other intelligence agency "Steals" or otherwise acquires by dubious means a piece of software which theoretically could shut down major computer networks in the US or elsewhere.


Is the action of the CIA any different from a person "acquiring" files by similar means.

In the case of the CIA most people I suppose would tend to give tacit approval even if they didn't explicitly approve of the action taken whereas the other case would usually get the thumbs down.

The fact that the software COULD cause problems doesn't mean that it was DESIGNED to do that or that it was maliciously written in the first place.

Once you start getting into these areas then the whole concept of current Law is totally "Not Fit for Purpose" and this is where we DO actually need the Politicians to sort out the whole mess.

So we can't ignore Politics completely unfortunately but I agree we shouldn't get into Parochial National politics.


Cheers
jimbo
I was just worried that things would turn partisan, and that never ends well.
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11 Nov 2010   #7

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Over here in the UK at least one ISP (Virgin Media) are now capping activity on ports normally used for torrents and Usenet.
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11 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

My ISP does not even bother about torrents and illegal downloads
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11 Nov 2010   #9

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

VM are rubbish. They keep upping our speed but then caping those who want to take advantage of it.
lucky for me i use Giganews and can switch ports so im not affected :-)
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11 Nov 2010   #10

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
Over here in the UK at least one ISP (Virgin Media) are now capping activity on ports normally used for torrents and Usenet.
Hi there
Go via a Proxy to avoid this problem.

I use Proxies a lot - especially when I'm outside say the UK and want LIVE Premier League football or outside the US and want to catch TV shows not yet released in Europe.

Cheers

jimbo
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