Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf
So people should buy.
But it is possible to block proxy because the proxy server must transfer through the ISP...
and not everyone can connect without ISP.
I think you missed a bit of my post
Of course it's possible to block a SINGLE Proxy -- but with Virtual Routing / Multiple Virtual Networks, Dynamic switching etc etc it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to shut access via this method.
I'm just saying that this whole Court Judgement is a load of B/S because it solves ABSOLUTELY NOTHING apart from shutting down one obscure website in the Seychelles.
I'll almost bet that a very similar site is operating right now and those unfortunate enough to have to sign on via B/S Telecom can STILL access it without a problem.
What will also happen as well is that content will be SCRAMBLED and UNSCRAMBLED by people using these sites as well as other techniques -- maybe even by using File transmission via "Snail Mail".
So Hollywood will have to have HUGE numbers of people trying every possible site to download content, get the decryption mechanism and check to see what's being downloaded.
Not a trivial task to solve - and by the time the case gets anywhere near a Court the encryption / file system / Internet site / proxy server will have moved too !! so VERY DIFFICULT TO PROVE.
That will cost them a lot too.
Policing is not IMPOSSIBLE but it justs gets HIDEOUSLY EXPENSIIVE and we keep getting told at least in W.Europe and the USA that there's NO MONEY LEFT FOR MOST GOVT SERVICES including Health, welfare etc.
Not wishing to stray into the political arena but don't you often feel that something's missing when a popular local service is shut down due to "Lack of Money" - often even when the service doesn't actually cost very much -- and then they find exhorbitant - almost obscene amounts of money to pay to Lawyers etc for hideously expensive Court Cases that solve ABSOLUTELY NOTHING - to say nothing of IRAQ - but that's another whole issue we shouldn't get into on a technical Forum.
Even in Countries like ours this type of B/S can happen too -- fortunately (or Unfortunately !!) we've got too much trouble with our own Banks to worry about rather than Internet sites being "monitored" by our Govt.
It just makes much more sense to adopt a sensible COMMERCIAL approach rather than wasting huge amount of manpower and money on trying to prevent what is essentially "Un-preventable".
I don't condone Piracy but I don't condone using these methods in attempting to solve it either.
Take your choice -- we either have a FREE press (and that includes the Internet) or we start sliding towards George Orwells 1984 system or worse.
For those "Educationally challenged" folks - try a few pages of Orwells brilliant masterpiece and in some ways a nasty prophecy of what nearly happened (and possibly still could). http://orwell.ru/library/novels/1984/english/
(under the UNESCO right this is in the public domain -- Source confirmation is within the document).
At present, all George Orwell work is in
public domain in RUSSIAN FEDERATION
(also in Australia and Canada).
Few articles from UNESCO about RF:
LAW ON COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS
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TITLE II COPYRIGHT
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Term of Copyright
1. Copyright shall have effect throughout the lifetime of the
author and for 50 years after his death, except as provided in
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5. Copyright in a posthumous work shall have effect for 50 years
following the publication of the work.
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Article 28. 1. On the expiration of the term of the copyright in
a work, the work shall fall into the public domain.
Works that have never enjoyed protection on the territory of the
Russian Federation shall likewise be deemed fallen into the
2. Works that have fallen into the public domain may be freely
used by any person without payment of remuneration. However, the
author's right to claim authorship, his right to be named as
such and his right to protection for his reputation as author
shall be respected * * *
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights
Original of the law is on: http://www.unesco.org/culture/copy/c.../sommaire.html