Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26


First of all, trying to turn this discussion to child porn is not only misleading it's also downright stupid.

I'm making a point that no one is for a 100% private internet.


Child porn hurts real people whereas digital piracy hurts only someone's wallet


It destroys real paychecks and you don't seem to care about that. You support busting people who download child porn which I agree with but you don't support busting even the worst piracy offenders because you seem to believe that digital thieves are for some reason special enough for protection.


Now secondly, I still think no private corporation should be allowed to monitor one's traffic, even if it was about child porn.

That doesn't make sense. Why shouldn't a private entity be allowed to do it? Would you shut down a corporation that busts hundreds of child pornographers a year through IP tracing? Would it be ok if they were a non-profit?


Oo, and AGAIN we circulate to ISPs having to log all traffic. And AGAIN you choose to ignore that whole thing.


That type of traffic is already logged. You can fake an IP address but you can't fake an established torrent connection that routes 20 gb of torrent traffic through your local hub.

In fact a good compromise here might be to limit the bandwidth of repeat offenders and use software to disrupt their torrent and p2p connections. It would certainly be a better solution than yours which amounts to doing nothing (allowing piracy).

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

That doesn't make sense. Why shouldn't a private entity be allowed to do it? Would you shut down a corporation that busts hundreds of child pornographers a year through IP tracing? Would it be ok if they were a non-profit?

Non-profit, for-profit, a large corporation or a single home users, it doesn't make any difference! No random entity should be allowed to sniff freely around other people's traffic, including IMs, e-mails, anything private going. They're not allowed to do that for phone conversations either and that's exactly how it should be!

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the_leander Member since:
2005-07-01


It destroys real paychecks and you don't seem to care about that.


You are actually trying to tie people who consider hard-line anti piracy measures that strip a person of legitimate and vital legal protections (trial by jury, innocence until proven guilty) to child abusers?

There is a clear difference between those who infringe copyright in a private manner and who make no profit and professional pirates. Punishment must fit the crime and fools like you trying to somehow tie child abuse with downloading Britney Spears latest single do not help matters.

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