Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th May 2012 13:10 UTC
Internet & Networking "The Russian based 'Pirate Pay' startup is promising the entertainment industry a pirate-free future. With help from Microsoft, the developers have built a system that claims to track and shut down the distribution of copyrighted works on BitTorrent. Their first project, carried out in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures, successfully stopped tens of thousands of downloads." Each of which, naturally, ran out to buy the film in question right away, recouping the costs for hiring the firm. None of these people, naturally, simply tried again a few hours later. Primo plan, guys.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 13th May 2012 16:35 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

It's only a matter of time until someone will write anti "Pirate Pay" tool as well ;)

Edited 2012-05-13 16:35 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by JLF65 on Sun 13th May 2012 17:42 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

It's already part of most bt clients - they have the ability to automatically kick out anyone that contributes bad blocks. Every block is checksummed, and not too big, so you won't even waste much bandwidth before the one fly in the ointment is detected and ejected from the swarm.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by marcp on Mon 14th May 2012 08:22 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Let them die with their "premium content" crap, I would say.

Actually, people are the greatest problem. They refuse to pay, but they still consume this crap. If you like it and it costs - pay. It says a lot about your taste at the same time, really. Holywood action movies/emo crap/fantasy movies/animated crap ... Well, well, nice sort of taste you got there, do you?

So, to be more precise: rethink your taste and BOYCOTT USA! [as a main "premium-content" provider].

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