It just goes to show that copyright trolls will stop at nothing to try to extort money from the people… It makes me very glad that I take a higher level of anonymity on the internet these days.
You are absolutely right. I've never seen anybody say this though.
The lost SALES of music, movies, books, software are extremely low. In fact, I would not be surprised if the distribution of these things actually INCREASES the sales! Many years ago, before Microsoft made it impossible to sell software without submitting the source code to them to certify (aka steal) I worked with another guy to sell our own software. There were virtually no sales, until we started giving it away for people to use. The catch was, they could not use it for free without being nagged to purchase it. Purchasing it gave them a unique code to disable the nagging.
There are a tiny number of people - lets call them "copyright trolls" who aggressively find out who is doing what, but they don't do anything about it! What they do is go various companies and SELL them the data of who is doing what. That data is pretty worthless mainly because most of the data is FAKE - generated by the companies that are the trolls.
Likewise, anti-malware, anti-virus companies are frauds. They are the creators of the new malware and viruses. Other people copy their viruses, often unintentionally. Those companies would be out of business very quickly if there were not constantly new malware and viruses for them to magically have the solution for, even before those viruses and malware have propagated through the internet.
If you want to find the criminals behind illicit activity, look for whoever is making money out of it.
It goes back to the old Charlie Chaplin silent movie "The Kid" Charlie has a business selling windows. That's a very tough way to earn a living. However he has a little boy throwing bricks at people's windows - creating customers for Charlie.
There are loads of internet sites which charge hefty subscription fees to access their sites. In fact, they are quite tricky about it. They set up dozens of clone sites, each with it's own monthly subscription fees, and each site has a unique selection of titles. Rarely do 2 subscription sites have the SAME titles, because they are the same company, and they want you to buy multiple subscriptions. These companies sure don't like TPB, etc. because that allows people to get what they want without paying those subscriptions. It goes eve further. A lot of these subscription sites do something like this. They say "Free, just pay $1 with your credit card to verify your identity". They then bill your card $1. and then monthly charges start popping up. They will say "oh, you should have cancelled your free trial" but it was either impossible to cancel the free trial, or even if you did, the charges start up again a month later.
famousbovine, eventually you vaporate from the (possible) records.
While DHT can be great to find more seeds / rare torrents - one should not enable it but only as a last measure. Use a torrent app that allows DHT to be turned on/off per torrent in addition to global on/off.
This site doesn't use DHT. In fact, I don't know of any site that DOES use DHT.
I have then switched to qbittorrent and while it's nice and some way better than utorrent - i'm going back to utorrent as it has more features managing torrents, while qbit does allow a lot more concurrent ups/down.
I wonder if I can use 2 clients over the transition period–- hmm I guess it's in the FAQ.
Fortunately this never went ahead, but is back on the cards now with our Prime Minister attempting to force this on us without our consent via signing the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) which among several economic blows it will bring to this beautiful country, will also mandate ISP level filtering, effectively achieving their goal by completely sidestepping the fact that a government is meant to be "by the people, for the people" in fact by signing this agreement he will be enforcing the filtering without even consulting the Australian Legislature. A very crafty move in my opinion.
It is bad enough that the government of all western cultures already actively force their ISPs to provide the web history of their customers upon request, and then share them with each other, which can only create a climate of fear just because you are a different sexuality, I am not looking forward to the day when the content police come knocking on my door for being a bisexual, But now they are threatening to take away my access to content as well
Anyway, sorry to revive a thread that is long dead, I just think more people should be aware of and be outraged by what the government is doing in this country. And yet i can't help but feel that we are only seeing the beginning of things to come.
Pffft…I wonder which "activities that are harmful to human beings" went on.
Did some naughty little internet bully make little girls (the daughters) cry on facialbook or twitter -lol?
We have decided to install a monitor on our Illinois 1 node so as to locate the hacker. Few hours after we announced this move to our public, the hacker came to us to apologise. We then completely removed the Wireshark installation.
This situation shows that we are actually really not logging anything and that we will always tell our members when we have to log one of our nodes or our entire network, either for maintenance and small internal affairs such as this.
ahhhhuh, OK, sooooo… ??? :laugh:
Wow, glad I never gave them any of my money. At least they have "ethics". ::)