U.K. government eyes sanctions for file sharers

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by snowdrift, Aug 25, 2009.

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  1. snowdrift

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    Do they honestly think they can stop anybody? Think about it, the U.S RIAA has been suing people for thousands of dollars (a few million in a case or two), won most cases, and P2P is still going strong. The Pirate Bay was killed off, one of the top file-sharing destinations on the planet, and its operators are headed to jail...P2P is still going strong. The RIAA STOPPED suing people because they finally realized what was known all along, their tactics would fail. So, if the RIAA's lawsuits and the shutdown of possibly the "Disney World" of file-sharing didn't stop them, what the hell makes people think the threat of their connections being suspended will?

    The honest truth is, ISPs barely LOOK at their traffic to begin with, and, in my opinion their tactic of traffic-shaping has failed miserably. Is your P2P being throttled? No problem, find an obscure, very high number port, and use protocol obfuscation. Let me let you in on a little secret, the ONLY reason stories like this even exist is because the file-sharers that got caught were the ones that didn't know what they were doing. For those in the know, P2P is never going to die.
     
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