Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:19 UTC
Legal "A leaked document from the CleanIT project shows just how far internal discussions in that initiative have drifted away from its publicly stated aims, as well as the most fundamental legal rules that underpin European democracy and the rule of law. The European Commission-funded CleanIT project claims that it wants to fight terrorism through voluntary self-regulatory measures that defends the rule of law. The initial meetings of the initiative, with their directionless and ill-informed discussions about doing 'something' to solve unidentified online 'terrorist' problems were mainly attended by filtering companies, who saw an interesting business opportunity. Their work has paid off, with numerous proposals for filtering by companies and governments, proposals for liability in case sufficiently intrusive filtering is not used, and calls for increased funding by governments of new filtering technologies." I'll just leave a link here to one of the most popular OSNews articles of all time.
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by marcp on Tue 25th Sep 2012 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I'm just sick of this "bad torrents" scheme.
Fighting torrent sites? are they closing the roads permanently just because some bad guys escaped with robbery and using particular roads?
This is pure f#@$#%g nonsense!

Don't let them convince people, that torrent is "bad". Torrent is just a technology. I use it to get legal stuff, because it's just faster to do it this way. I refuse to agree with this stupid, childish "bad torrents" scheme being used.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Fri 28th Sep 2012 14:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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There IS a significant difference though - roads are overwhelmingly used for generally legal activity.

As for torrents... well, there happens to be one ~search engine of its DHT network, so most likely a quite decent global view of what kinds of torrents are most widespread:

While we can clearly see some update files and such there, the activity of sharing of copyrighted works (films typically) is clearly dominant - much more than "some do it"

It's even more the case when checking your typical popular torrent site... (I guess because those updates visible in btdigg are largely of an automatic kind, built into their parent application, anyway)

I'm just saying, if you plan to rely on that argument - it will be easily struck down...

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