Archive for August 26, 2009

P2P kills the video star!

Copyright holders lobby ignorant Government Ministers and their advisers to impose draconian measures against downloading pirates! Or is that uploading pirates?

Who are they trying to catch.

A good friend of mine downloads the latest movies using some Torrent application that takes little bits of films from lots of users. Each bit is useless by itself – it cannot be played. The only thing that can be used to trace this friend is his IP address. Since when was an IP address proof that a particular user is guilty especially if his wifi network is open – it could be anyone. Since when was allowing someone to upload a small useless string of numbers illegal.

My advice, carry on doing what you do, open your wifi network and if pressed say that it wasn’t you.

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