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Post by antspace » Feb 14th, '12, 18:03

The Dutch extreme right populist party PVV joined the left wing anti-ACTA faction in the parliament. now there's a majority against ACTA. Kinda weird, :crazy: but good for us
http://nos.nl/artikel/340875-kamer-tege ... -acta.html :-)
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Post by Luna14 » Feb 14th, '12, 21:34

Some other good news...

Bulgaria:

Bulgaria Retracts Support for Global Anti-Piracy Agreement ACTA
http://news.businessweek.com/article.as ... CG2KIROFGA

“I'm a pessimist when it comes to regulating an industry, which hasn't adapted to the digital age, through sanctions rather than market means,” Traikov told reporters in Sofia today. “Authors' copyrights should not be placed above human rights.”

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Post by Ruroshin » Feb 16th, '12, 06:20

I have been monitoring all of these events and it is a bit worrying. The trend for torrent site appears to be to moving towards magnet links only.

What do you all think about this? Ditching .torrent files altogether and just have magnet links and then eventually move onto magnet links using DHT only, i.e. no initial tracker. Eventually the site will just become a list of hashes. Easy to backup, easy to move elsewhere, not reliant on third party torrent storage.

How about you all try just using the magnet links only for a few weeks and see how it goes?

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Post by \( -o _ o- )/ » Feb 16th, '12, 06:45

That's a great idea. The trend moving towards magnet links only is very true.

I think it would be better to remove the torrent links for a week and see how many complaints there are. :whistling:

If there's no complaints, leave it as is. If there's complaints? There's the tutorial by Baeksoo....

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Post by Ethlenn » Feb 16th, '12, 09:05

I'm in favor of trying this. There will always be some slower people who don't read tutorials, but it's worth giving a try.
And yes, this trend is pretty obvious on some korean sites. :salut:
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Post by Sorvaseven » Feb 16th, '12, 09:20

I think it's the best idea to use magnet links only in combination with DHT. This is the trend and DA would be more independent! I use magnet links only and it works pretty fine.

But there are a few problems with DHT. Not all torrent programs are supporting DHT yet. They also still use different protocols, enabling communication between different clients based on DHT is not always possible. Currently BitComet, Deluge, uTorrent, KTorrent, qBittorrent, rtorrent, transmission and the reference client uses only the same protocols. I read that the developers are working hard to solve these issues, so i guess in the near future this wouldn't be a problem anymore.

So i'm pro magnet and pro DHT, but there should be a good and visible help section (tutorial) for user!!! Here is my suggestion to improve the help and avoiding many complaints like \( -o _ o- )/ mentioned it:

I think the VSS hint can be delete, it's not up to date anymore (for more then 2 years already^^), also the JSoTW hint can be disappear (it's not soooo important i think^^). The red text "Help section: How do I download/upload a torrent" should be linked to the tutorial.


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Like Ethlenn I'm in favor of trying this, but in combination magnet - DHT with a hint to a tutorial :-)

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Post by BaekSoo » Feb 16th, '12, 09:27

Ruroshin wrote:How about you all try just using the magnet links only for a few weeks and see how it goes?
I don't think it's necessary to try it out for a few weeks. Just do it and I have to say magnet links have never failed whereas the torrent download sites have.

BTW, I've updated the tutorial to include manually adding trackers to the torrent.
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Post by Orion1986 » Feb 16th, '12, 09:33

The trend is obvious indeed and with a good torrent client, it makes no difference. I've been using magnets occasionally and they don't require much special handling from me.

I agree we should use it. The only problem they have is that the file doesn't show in the preview/approval window of some clients, in order to chose which files you want. But they slowly adapt now, and since big sites are switching to magnets, they'll adapt faster.
The only thing one needs to do right now, before they improve this function, is go to the file list and change the priority of the file download. If you have a slow speed and don't need all the files. The first thing it "downloads" is the info. You go to the file tab and do it.

Utorrent has this and I'm sure others have it too. Basically, instead of all the file info and names etc being listed in a .torrent file, they are also downloaded from the internet.
It's just a different type of file that works differently in how it acquires the data, but not really in how it downloads it. It won't even be too complicated of a tutorial, really. :P

And on another note, DA could use a new look and some sprucing up. Lovely place, but the platform feels very old and non-inviting.
It's not terribly hard to make modern forums, for people with some skills. Maybe even some user in DA could help, if you can't do it. ^^

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Post by Ruroshin » Feb 16th, '12, 10:07

Orion1986 wrote: And on another note, DA could use a new look and some sprucing up. Lovely place, but the platform feels very old and non-inviting.
It's not terribly hard to make modern forums, for people with some skills. Maybe even some user in DA could help, if you can't do it. ^^
Indeed, I have been meaning to do it for years now but keep putting off due not having enough time. Might just end up hiring someone to do it.

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Post by Orion1986 » Feb 16th, '12, 11:13

You can have a "Hiring" topic here and maybe even find a person within DA. This is one of the few places online where one can have a decent conversation.
So, it would be nice to make it more up-to-date and enticing for audiences. Plus, some b*tches here will make sure people don't go wild. Ehehe. Can't wait.

Especially now, with these major changes to the internet and the Asia-mania at an all time high and rapidly rising, more and more users will come by.
A lot of not-in-the-know people might bypass this thinking it's an amateur work or maybe an old and dead place. It doesn't scream "We're here and lively!".

Fresh logo, fresh platform and this baby will look so wonderful. Run better too.

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Post by Sorvaseven » Feb 16th, '12, 13:07

Orion1986 wrote:You can have a "Hiring" topic here and maybe even find a person within DA. This is one of the few places online where one can have a decent conversation.
So, it would be nice to make it more up-to-date and enticing for audiences.
Think this is a good idea. Finding people who are technically competent and well versed in the current DA structure can maybe found here. I'm fine with the current design/structure, but if volunteers willing to modernize why not having a "hiring" topic here...?

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Post by Orion1986 » Feb 16th, '12, 13:28

In light of ACTA and such, it's also a good way to show things move on and get better. People might have doubts about DA's future and plans.
A new look and a fresh attitude, along with the magnet links will make everyone cheer up and keep up the good fight. Will bring new people too.

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Post by Tyrea » Feb 16th, '12, 19:10

Techdirt has a lot of interesting articles but i won't link anything yet since i'm way too tired to read them atm. had to share this though:

IFPI & Other Lobbyists Tell Parliament That ACTA Protests Silence The Democratic Process LOL!

and the really good news
EU Court Bans Anti-Piracy Filters On Hosting Services the isp filtering and now this...i'm really beginning to like the eu court of justice.

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Post by Ethlenn » Feb 16th, '12, 19:20

Oh, I like this fragment from the last link:
The Court noted that the privacy of users is more important than protecting copyright. In addition, it fears that a filter would result in censorship of legitimate content, thereby obstructing freedom of information.

“[The filter] could potentially undermine freedom of information, since that system might not distinguish adequately between unlawful content and lawful content, with the result that its introduction could lead to the blocking of lawful communications,” the Court writes.
But it's too early to play the triumphant tune (downloaded from somewhere ofc).
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Post by Orion1986 » Feb 16th, '12, 19:24

The MPAA and RIAA and whatever b*tches started this can suck it. Politicians need them, but they need people to vote for them more.

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Post by Luna14 » Feb 16th, '12, 23:30

Watch out people!

ACTA is getting a new name!

IPRED (Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive)
For more Info.
http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... tt-acta%2F

http://www.fipr.org/copyright/draft-ipr-enforce.html


New Stop ACTA Protests are taking place across Europe on 25.Feb. 2012
http://maps.google.de/maps/ms?msid=2032 ... fbcc&msa=0

DON'T MESS UP THIS TIME.
No more excuses.
NO to ACTA
NO to IPRED

SAVE THE INTERNET!!! :thumright:

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Post by TenguKing » Feb 17th, '12, 06:51

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will lead his second effort of 2012 to push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill. The expected bill is the latest attempt by the Democrats to broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the Internet.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/06/democ ... yber-bill/

Reid favors an approach that would expand DHS authority beyond currently regulated “critical infrastructure,” such as utilities and financial institutions, to also include Internet service providers and private networks.

DHS recently announced a decision to hire 1,000 new cyber experts.

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Post by TenguKing » Feb 18th, '12, 00:14

Why switch to magnet links until we absolutely have to? Why choose this moment to make it any harder/complicated for people to download torrents and files? The inevitable result of all this crap is that before we know it, in the U.S. torrent downloading will essentially become illegal, as it already is in Japan and South Korea. Europe (at least eastern EU) seems to still be up for grabs.

Please let normal torrenting continue for as long as possible. Switching to magnet-only torrents will only show the pro-copyright crowd that we really ARE afraid of them.

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Post by yonsama_86 » Feb 18th, '12, 14:21

Ye Ye Yeee
My country - Bulgaria redject the ACTA.
But I still thin that ACTA SOPA and other like them are stupid becuz Internet is a free space and with that bulshits they just stop us doing whatever we want in Internet
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Post by Luna14 » Feb 19th, '12, 13:02

Great! Just what we need...

With pending "Iran" conflict, we can guess where this is going... :glare:

BBC: Let's Kill the Internet and Start Over:
http://thedailybell.com/3624/Remaking-the-Internet
Viewpoint: The internet is broken – we need to start over ... Last year, the level and ferocity of cyber-attacks on the internet reached such a horrendous level that some are now thinking the unthinkable: to let the internet wither on the vine and start up a new more robust one instead. On being asked if we should start again, many - maybe most - immediately argue that the internet is such an integral part of our social and economic fabric that even considering a change in its fundamental structure is inconceivable and rather frivolous. I was one of those. However, recently the evidence suggests that our efforts to secure the internet are becoming less and less effective, and so the idea of a radical alternative suddenly starts to look less laughable. – BBC/ Prof Alan Woodward, Department of Computing, University of Surrey
Edit: Original BBC article
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17032274
This June sees the launch of what many consider to be the next generation of IP (known as IPv6 and IPSec) which is capable of securing all data transmitted over the internet.

More related articles:
http://www.infowars.com/bbc-lets-kill-t ... tart-over/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11736545

Article from 2008:
Secret Plan To Kill Internet By 2012 Leaked?
http://www.infowars.com/secret-plan-to- ... 12-leaked/
Bell Canada and TELUS (formerly owned by Verizon) employees officially confirm that by 2012 ISP’s all over the globe will reduce Internet access to a TV-like subscription model, only offering access to a small standard amount of commercial sites and require extra fees for every other site you visit.

Some other articles about ACTA...

BLANK CHEQUE FOR ABUSE: ACTA & its Impact on Access to Medicines
http://www.msfaccess.org/content/acta-a ... -medicines[/quote]

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Post by TenguKing » Feb 20th, '12, 00:33

Yeah we're off to World War 3 with Iran, that much is clear... thanks Israel...

Being a current customer of Time Warner as far as the internet goes, what, if any, are the current alternatives for simple users of the internet like myself to being switched over to this "new and improved" TV internet system?

Is there anywhere else to turn outside of Verison/Time Warner? and if so, does anyone have any leads as to what services we should be looking into switching onto?

Lastly, isn't it amazing how tenacious these a-holes are? We beat SOPA/PIPA, and they resurrect it from the dead as another bill (I predicted this one earlier). and now AT THE SAME TIME set plans to destroy the internet altogether while they think we're all distracted fighting the new renamed SOPA... not to mention ACTA.

We must keep on fighting, but at the same time realize that it may not be a winnable battle after all.

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Post by Luna14 » Feb 20th, '12, 19:27

Is there anywhere else to turn outside of Verison/Time Warner? and if so, does anyone have any leads as to what services we should be looking into switching onto?

There are a lot of smart people in this forum, that can address this question better.
My personal opinion regarding this matter is, why bother changing providers and
signing new contracts? Is too early in the game, and we don't really know WHO IS WHO.

Anyway, I think it is important for them to ratify ACTA, or some other alike treaty,
because they like/prefer acting by the "law".
And number 2, because there are many other internet providers across Europe not own by current ACTA supporters.


Lastly, isn't it amazing how tenacious these a-holes are? We beat SOPA/PIPA, and they resurrect it from the dead as another bill (I predicted this one earlier). and now AT THE SAME TIME set plans to destroy the internet altogether while they think we're all distracted fighting the new renamed SOPA... not to mention ACTA.

Yes, these a-holes are very tenacious. :lol
What I find really scary is that they use the LAW to impose NEW LAWS or
break existing LAWS. And in the end, it is all legal.

Here read what they are doing now to Polish people, after Poland decided not to
ratify ACTA. Totally ignoring Polish people wishes, and forcing their way...
Zdrojewski: ACTA ratified at the earliest in two years
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/ ... nzqwO7qWLQ
We have time for ratification and we will use it to rally public opinion. Says Minister of Culture.
Here is a quote from another article:
ACTA is part of a multi-decade, worldwide copyright campaign
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news ... mpaign=rss
But the US isn't giving up. To the contrary, the US and its industry backers seem to have concluded the problem with ACTA was that they didn't try hard enough to lock down the negotiating process. So they're now plowing forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This time, the US has cut the leak-prone Europeans out of the process, limiting negotiations to eight countries such as New Zealand and Peru that are much easier for the United States to intimidate. Presumably, the goal is to enshrine the US's preferred copyright policies in the TPP and then use the TPP as a template for future agreements.

We must keep on fighting, but at the same time realize that it may not be a winnable battle after all.

Yes, I agree. We have to keep on fighting.
We have to spread the word and refuse to use services that are NOT of our liking.
And I guess, use their same tools against them, namely THE LAW.
Support groups like Occupy movement, Pirate Party and some others ones alike.
And protest in mass numbers anywhere and anyway we can.

Well, this is just my personal opinion...

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Post by Luna14 » Feb 20th, '12, 19:38

Just spreading the word....

Petition for American Citizen:
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Please Submit ACTA to the Senate for Ratification as Required by the Constitution for Trade Agreements


https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/% ... n=shorturl

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Post by Luna14 » Feb 22nd, '12, 10:16

SOPA is back under name:
H.R. 1981 "Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act"
http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... tton-candy


The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom - Now Russia and China want to control the internet
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 95322.html
On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet" through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.

Update on Google:
EPIC Urges Federal Court To Hold FTC Accountable for Failure to Enforce Google Consent Order
http://epic.org/2012/02/epic-urges-fede ... to-ho.html


Info. on ACTA like treaty TPP:
The TPP is Secret
http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/shhhh-tpp-secret

Redditors activist writing a law to protect internet freedom, more info:
FIA - The Free Internet Act
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/179001/ ... ation-act/

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Post by nadesico » Feb 22nd, '12, 10:46

All of this sounds like a nightmare, doesn't it? Except, well, it's real.I will protest next saturday in my coutry anyway.

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Post by Tyrea » Feb 22nd, '12, 16:34

I think I'm gonna stop reading this stuff for a while cause I just get pissed and then feel sick. anyway:

ACTA and the likes

European Court of Justice To Examine ACTA For Rights Breaches

European Commission Suggests ACTA's Opponents Don't Have 'Democratic Intentions'

Shining Light On ACTA's Lack Of Transparency

just because it's ridiculous Dutch Economics Minister Says ACTA Is Designed To Shut Down Child Porn Sites... Even Though That's Not True

the awesome pic from the article
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USTR Claims TPP Has 'Unprecedented' Transparency, But It Won't Reveal The Details Unless You're A Big Industry Lobbyist

About the open letter to the USTR

RIAA

RIAA Insists That, Really, The Music Industry Is Collapsing; Reality Shows It's Just The RIAA That's Collapsing

Pirate Bay: The RIAA Is Delusional and Must Be Stopped This is awesome, I adore these guys. I just love it how they make riaa look like a stupid whiny brat every single time.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde on the Copyright Mafia Awesome read as well, he's right.

Various

Europeans care about civil rights: US shocked

Cable reveals extent of lapdoggery from swedish govt on copyright monopoly
Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media. In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests.
Single Movie Download Could See Swedes Prosecuted

Senators Ramp Up Fear Mongering To Try To Rush Through Cybersecurity Bill

and for ethlenn Canadian Universities Agree To Ridiculous Copyright Agreement That Says Emailing Hyperlinks Is Equal To Photocopying

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Post by Luna14 » Feb 28th, '12, 14:46

I think I'm gonna stop reading this stuff for a while cause I just get pissed and then feel sick. anyway.
Cheer up Tyrea people are fighting back! :cheers:

European Parliament to receive 2.4 million petition signatures against ACTA
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/h ... ainst-ACTA

Here are some pictures:
https://yfrog.com/nw8urjhj
http://www.rightnow.io/breaking-news/ac ... 89517.html


By the way, Avaaz.org are still accepting signatures from people around the world.
For those, who still have not signed here is the link:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the ... d/?wjbzdab

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Post by Luna14 » Mar 1st, '12, 10:02

Update:

Video: Reaction to...
Over 2 million say no to anti-counterfeit treaty

http://euobserver.com/1015/115449


Keep signing people! :thumright:

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Post by Luna14 » Mar 2nd, '12, 13:24

AVAAZ.org is now taking signatures of citizens worldwide to call on the EU Commission to get the EU's top court to stop ACTA and safeguard our rights.

Link to the petition:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/acta_time_to_win_eu/?weDzTcb

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Post by Ethlenn » Mar 2nd, '12, 14:54

Tyrea, thanks for a link, will repost it everywhere.
Oh, I do love this fee for viewing journals and access to some books just to check there is actually nothing that is useful.

Thanks to all that keeps news coming. I guess we'll see more interest along May and June, when the deadline will be close.
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Post by Sorvaseven » Mar 3rd, '12, 17:16


Anonymous, Decentralized and Uncensored File-Sharing is Booming


"The file-sharing landscape is slowly adjusting in response to the continued push for more anti-piracy tools, the final Pirate Bay verdict, and the raids and arrests in the Megaupload case. Faced with uncertainty and drastic changes at file-sharing sites, many users are searching for secure, private and uncensored file-sharing clients. Despite the image its name suggests, RetroShare is one such future-proof client."

RetroShare... i'm wondering if there is already a "secret" J- or Kdrama group :P Please let me know about it :lol

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Post by Luna14 » Mar 3rd, '12, 18:42

Here is a summary of last week: very busy week

First of all, in this website you can find a list of pictures, videos and music against ACTA.
http://wiki.stoppacta-protest.info/INT: ... _happen.21

First round of negotiation:
Last week, EU Commission said ACTA is designed to protect intellectual propety
only and asked for a court ruling of the European court of justice.

You can listen to Mr. De Gucht here:



Now the EU parliament wants to do the same and for the second round of negotiations they want to send ACTA to European Court of Justice to assest if ACTA balances properly commercial interest vs civil liberties.
You can hear the EU parliament here:
http://audiovisual.europarl.europa.eu/A ... 93a52926eb

That is why it is very important to help/support EU parliament by signing following petition:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/acta_time_to_win_eu/?wNrMLcb

According to the following ACTA Ratification map there will be 2 negotiation rounds scheduled and somewhere after that a vote.
http://owni.eu/2012/02/28/infographic-w ... -for-acta/



Here are some other good news in favor of Anti-ACTA supporters
1-US government tells EU parliament that since ACTA was prepared outside
congress US will probably not ratified it.
http://boingboing.net/2012/03/01/what-t ... lls-e.html

2-The Association of Austrian Internet Service Providers (ISPA) speaks out against ACTA
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... ory-313524
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Post by Luna14 » Mar 3rd, '12, 19:18

This video is also very good:

Is speech of Mr. Michael Geist at the EU Parliament describing the effects
of ACTA if it passes into law:



Notice the clap of hands at the end of his speech.
People we have a chance to WIN THIS! :cheers:


You can support EU Parliament by signing petition to send ACTA the justice court:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the ... pread/?twi

And by posting this link everywhere. :thumleft:

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Post by takeda_shingen » Mar 16th, '12, 13:11

More fun: RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12
"The program, commonly referred to as "graduated response," requires that ISPs send out one or two educational notices to those customers who are accused of downloading copyrighted content illegally. If the customer doesn't stop, the ISP is then asked to send out "confirmation notices" asking that they confirm they have received notice.

At that time, the accused customers will also be informed of the risks they incur if they don't stop pirating material. If the customer is flagged for pirating again, the ISP can then ratchet up the pressure. Participating ISPs can choose from a list of penalties, or what the RIAA calls "mitigation measures," which include throttling down the customer's connection speed and suspending Web access until the subscriber agrees to stop pirating."

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Post by Keiko1981 » Mar 16th, '12, 14:15

takeda_shingen wrote:More fun: RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12
...If the customer doesn't stop, the ISP is then asked to send out "confirmation notices" asking that they confirm they have received notice.
I can just imagine the time it would take and paperwork - if they don't do it digitally.
Don't they have something better to do.

Well, here we have the ISPs offering super-fast connections.
The one I've got offering the highest speed of 1Gbit/s.
So, the ISP's wants the earn money from their customers.
Lower the speed, and it would probably reduce piracy.
I remembered when I sat with a dail-up modem and it took 3-4 hours to download a file that was 30-40MB.
Where you ended up with a awful phone bill afterwards.

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Post by takeda_shingen » Mar 16th, '12, 14:50

Keiko1981 wrote:
...If the customer doesn't stop, the ISP is then asked to send out "confirmation notices" asking that they confirm they have received notice.
I can just imagine the time it would take and paperwork - if they don't do it digitally.
I think I saw something about redirecting web access to show those notices somewhere.
Well, here we have the ISPs offering super-fast connections.
The one I've got offering the highest speed of 1Gbit/s.
So, the ISP's wants the earn money from their customers.
Lower the speed, and it would probably reduce piracy.
But they want to put high numbers in their ads, they just don't want people to actually use that bandwidth.


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Post by Ethlenn » Mar 20th, '12, 15:39

So NSA is spying domestically or worldwide? Because if it's worldwide... get the f*ck of my European yard, you CIA-based douches!
Oh yes, Watergate on larger scale.
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Post by Orion1986 » Apr 13th, '12, 12:44

Aaah, CISPA. The latest crap meant to push us to them dystopian societies we see/read/hear about. Well, let them try. Way too many will be pissed.

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Post by arcady » Jul 4th, '12, 12:59

@ ethlenn:yes is true!! i have noticed it time ago'.

anyway, this is my first time, talking about sopa,acta.with anyone here. and days ago' i have read a news ,that did upset me ..this is the link

http://torrentfreak.com/jail-for-file-s ... me-120624/

but there's another news, maybe someone could be interested on it.

http://torrentfreak.com/youtube-mp3-fig ... on-120703/

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Post by takeda_shingen » Jul 4th, '12, 13:06

Is that the end of even ACTA? http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAct ... ormat=HTML says "If you decide for a negative vote before the European Court rules, let me tell you that the Commission will nonetheless continue to pursue the current procedure before the Court, as we are entitled to do. A negative vote will not stop the proceedings before the Court of Justice."

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Post by Ethlenn » Jul 4th, '12, 13:12

@arcady: interesting read.
As long as YouTube doesn’t implement encryption to prevent storage of streamed content, doing so would be legal, Redlich adds, noting that the downloading of streamed content from YouTube for private use does not require the permission of copyright holders.
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Post by sensei991 » Sep 3rd, '12, 14:02

FileSonic gone! Another one bites the dust!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-575051 ... &tag=title

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Post by momo the peachy » Oct 2nd, '12, 13:09

Keiko1981 wrote:SOPA/PIPA is however something that would concern everyone, even those outside of USA.
I agree with this. If the American sites shut down where will us Aussies get our drama from?

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Post by Ethlenn » Oct 4th, '12, 10:26

Since shoutbox is a mess with links:
Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today
Japan really goes batsh*t crazy about this.
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Post by sensei991 » Oct 4th, '12, 15:54

The anti-piracy law is pretty scary in its implications. The observation that Japanese ISPs are cooperating further doesn't look good.

http://torrentfreak.com/japanese-isps-a ... et-080315/

This law certainly has generated a lot of comment and perhaps a rush to VPNs within the foreign community in Japan.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crim ... nto-effect

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Post by Tyrea » Oct 8th, '12, 19:15

So apparently fansubs are becoming illegal and subject to copyright removals too.
And i don't mean subs ripped from streaming sites, but from subbing groups like darksmurfsub and withs2. I might be mistaken though, and maybe I'm jumping to conclusions, but i saw on the soompi forum a dmca removal notice for a link to the withs2 subs.
Just try finding queen in hyun's man subs on both darksmurfsub and withs2. Or look up any newer kdrama and check how many links are removed due to dmca.

I mean, are they for real? I'm not versed in copyright law, but I think that the copyright belongs to the subbing group. If it's true, it's becoming really ridiculous.

Sigh also
http://torrentfreak.com/microsofts-bogu ... re-121007/

so maybe we should take it with a grain of salt, but i don't know...

i won't give links, but check the first page of torrentfreak, from october 6th to october 8th.

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Post by pekkauwer » Jan 20th, '13, 13:08

well





MEGAUPLOAD IS BACK!!!!!!!

https://torrentfreak.com/mega-goes-down ... up-130119/

do you think the old forum will be up? like the one got closed down, forget the name but at that time i just register for 3 days lols

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Post by pekkauwer » Jan 20th, '13, 14:19

Thanks sir ethleen

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Post by sensei991 » Feb 27th, '13, 01:21

ISPs in the US will be going after torrent downloaders of copyrighted content.

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/02/isps-a ... downloads/

This article seems to say that the actions will be initiated by the producers of content so it is likely that the major producers will be collecting IP addresses of torrent downloaders. Using a blocking list in clients such as Transmission may help protect the guilty.

The Japanese TV networks do not seem to be aggressively pursuing copyright infringement (except for some actions by Fuji on YouTube stuff) so that jdrama torrents may not be affected. Probably the entities that will be active here will be the motion picture industry, tv producers such as Showtime and HBO and the music recording industry.

The penalties do not sound all that severe - rounds of warning followed by possible slowing of access.

We'll have to wait and see how this plays out.

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Post by sensei991 » Apr 6th, '13, 16:17

Effect of Megaupload shutdown

Article in the Wall Street Journal (4/6/2013) cites a study that says that shutting down Megaupload resulted in a 6-10% increase in digital revenues for the US motion picture industry (who funded the research). When applied to the total revenues of the industry, this get interpreted in saying that 'piracy' results in an estimated $2-3 billion loss. The magnitude of this estimate shows why the industry is aggressive in going after piracy.

Downloading of Asian dramas is not a concern of the US motion picture industry, but the distribution of the dramas becomes a victim of the crackdown process. D-addicts avoids problems with movies by not dealing with them, but distribution of music such as OSTs could conceivably cause future problems. And companies such as Sony and Fuji might one day decide that there are untapped revenues in the drama area.

Link to article (may disappear quickly)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 45768.html

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