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In a way we all pay each other,it's the small things that count.
i'm just mad about this crap.god will punish them.
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They are already shutting sites down in full force now...

I've seen quite a few sites have been completely seized by various government departments, like the Department of Justice, ICE, etc...

Looks like they have the Chainsaw running and they are starting to hack the Internet Tree down, branch by branch, till they have trimmed the tree into the lovely little sculpted thing in their front yards...

Rich _____s flexing their muscles...

Ok, you made your point, the working class must pay to see your Internet TV....

That is, if we want to see it....

(Someone needs to do a cartoon sketch of this, the Tree representing the Internet, and the US Gov with MIAA tatooed on their arm with a chainsaw hacking down the Internet tree to sculp it into the vision of a corporate Money Tree...)
Edited by _GTech - 3/19/11 at 3:18pm
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It's just a matter of time until the government starts trying to charge you a fee for the air you breathe. All they want to do is charge you for anything and everything they can.
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They can legislate whatever they want, I'm sure there will be anonymous P2P that makes it unenforceable. I'm more concerned about the bandwidth cap.
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They can legislate whatever they want, I'm sure there will be anonymous P2P that makes it unenforceable. I'm more concerned about the bandwidth cap.
You know you have a solid point, however, don't think for a moment that they cannot tap into encrypted P2P, that's far from the case, truly...

Yes the bandwidth cap is their ultimate plan to end piracy & file sharing. Though it may be 100 - 150 GB today, it will move much further down the line toward 25-50 GB / Month eventually. Naturally AT&T had to be the first one to make the change, I've already seen evidence others are SOON to follow, once all the ISPs are on board, then the lowering of the cap will begin and they will be choking the hell out of Internet Usage on a mass scale...

Of course this ploy is more on the ISP's side, like Time Warner & AT&T who wants to promote their sites alone and to do so they will eventually discriminate web traffic, meaning throttling toward certain types of sites to control traffic & win $ from sites who are willing to pay for traffic... It's all a ploy really, one way one corp will trump other corps and win the most in the end...

Since Google & M$ don't own the ISPs they are the ones who stand to lose the most as the market becomes swarmed evil tactics to control the masses. The fight doesn't begin till some of the big dogs get their toes stepped on by the ISPs....

Big sites will get mad because they are losing a lot of $ to the ISPs caps. Then the fighting will ensue and the gov. will stand to make even more money tying these people up in litigation...

The circle of get paid evolves around law & nobody knows this more than the law makers...
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I approve, we need to reevaluate copyright laws and restate them in a meaningful way.
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All they really have to do is make examples of people like the music industry did by suing single moms for thousands of dollars.. The terror will either cut down on piracy or cause mass protests.
Actually, the publicity involved in the "example suits" simply lead to even more people pirating, because a lot of moms and pops didn't know you could download pirated stuff for free before, but now are in the know.

It also leads to backlash, where people tend to identify with the pirates because they are the underdogs, while the corporations end up looking like greedy bastards that deserve it and more.

The new White House "want" will simply end up in a lot of fail, because with the Internet, you can download from where ever you want, including countries that have no notion of copyright. And even if they do "wiretap", which is something they already do on the sly, high profile cases will drive people to other means of acquiring pirated goods, protocols like winnow and chafe, or some torrent like protocol, which would be costly to decode and piece back together.

Of course, they might be able to hamper some of the Leet sites - but those sites will move onto even more complex protocols and be back into business within a few days and at some other location.

if the industry wants to stop piracy - they really need to address the outrageous costs of their wares, like the $20 music CDs that cost $1 or less to make and distribute, that the stores might make 50 cents selling, and the 50 cents that the musician might see sometime - while the execs dump the remaining $18 into their filthy pockets...
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[QUOTE=_GTech;12750267]does that mean they will tie up the courts with trials & waste precious more tax money on such a fight?[/qoute]
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There is no end to the paradox called greed...
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Look, In the end, the pirates will get their content and they will NOT pay for it.
 
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