Originally Posted by Sekigahara
How do you know it won't solve anything? It certainly won't utterly fix piracy, but will certainly limit piracy to those who have the knowledge and the means to use encryption for their downloads. That will certainly help diminish piracy by making it more difficult than simply downloading uTorrent, searching Pirate Bay, and clicking on a .torrent link.
True, but that is an easy fix. Your ISP will be able to know which machine downloaded it by reading the MAC address and then banning that MAC address from internet access or just monitoring the connection for obvious red flags.
It isn't necessarily easy to get around, and it isn't a matter of enforcing it by law. ISPs such as Comcast are already experimenting with download limits, and the RIAA is just giving them another reason to cap downloads. They're pandering to the ISP companies' desires to regulate their enterprise and allow for more customers to have faster internet connections without the ability to hog network bandwidth by downloading lots and lots of things.
Very true. See above.
It might actually put them in a better situation, since forcing piracy to go underground will diminish their supposed losses due to piracy since it will be more difficult to pull off.
Spoken like a true believer.
Hard to track MAC addresses if they are cloned. If you have the correct firewall/equipment in place, they see 1 MAC address. nothing more. then said traffic comes across the line to the hardware in the residence that splits it where it needs to go. Again, prove it was my machine.
As for the pushing the piracy more underground, there's no real difficulty with enabling encription right now on certain clients for torrent downloads that mask what the information is. Again, not very difficult if you understand what your software is.
As for download caps, Comcast isn't doing anything for the caps besides limiting the downloading of content that they want to sell you. Why would they give a crap about game piracy?? They want the people that are streaming movies from netflix, Joost, and other Internet Television streaming to end because it's cutting into their "digital tier" sales. And that, my friends, is directly from a manager of a comcast franchise in my area. Don't let the BS that the news puts out, the RIAA/MPAA, or anyone else for that matter. Research it yourself, and find the truth.
this entire Piracy thing with the RIAA/MPAA is just a money grab at anything they can get their bloody hands on. What they get from the lawsuits does NOT go to the artists. it's pocket money, plain and simple. you want to support your favorite bands, pay for a concert ticket, buy a shirt at a show, things of that nature.
Again, this entire thing makes me laugh. Keep drinking the Kool-aid... it's good for you!!Edited by Raziel - 12/22/08 at 1:05pm