Anti-PIRACY Six Strikes Law Starts Tomorrow???

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  1. LightyKD
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    The much-discussed U.S. six strikes anti-piracy scheme is expected to go live on Monday. The start date hasn’t been announced officially by the CCI but a source close to the scheme confirmed the plans. During the coming months millions of BitTorrent users will be actively monitored by copyright holders. After repeated warnings, Internet subscribers risk a heavy reduction in download speeds and temporary browsing restrictions.

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    http://torrentfreak.com/six-strikes-anti-piracy-scheme-starts-monday-130223/

    Da Fuq?! Didn't really think they would push this but, oh well. Guess I need to re-think my downloading strategies and sources.
     
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    when it happens tomorrow I'm gonna laugh 'cause this doesn't affect my life at all.

    :wtf:
     
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    Well we could always use this thread to go over the safe ways to torrent or download anything. While "life is change", it also sucks to see things change this way.
     
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    +1 use peerblock.
     
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    VPN's! VPN's! Getcha' VPN's!
     
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    Sorry but peerblock does nothing to prevent copyright holders from seeing your IP. There is no 100% safe way to download copy-monopolized material but IMO, file lockers are the best choice if you are worried about this law. You could also get on a private tracker, get a seedbox and pay for it with a pre-paid credit/debit card, connect to it with a VPN, and download to your computer using secure FTP if you are really paranoid.
     
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    BURN ALL THE EVIDENCE ;O;
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    I forgot
    Requesting title change to "Anti-PIRACY" not "Anti-Torrenting".

    Anyways, boohoo. If you haven't been using some sort of protection already than that's your problem if you get caught.
     
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    Most VPN's specifically mention that you aren't allowed to use it for illegal activities (read: copyright infringement). The operator can ID you because there are some restrictions set in law for the practice, especially in the US.

    If someone really wanted to use a VPN to hide themselves, I'd go for the Swedish iPredator. It's from roughly the same people behind the largest BT tracker.

    EDIT: Just as an addition here: If a VPN is free, it will probably log everything you do. If you really want to download copyrighted material and use a logged VPN, you may just as well use your normal connection. The VPN will spill the beans straight away when asked and provide all information leading to you..
     
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    Wow I missed that this might actually happen stateside entirely.

    Perhaps but given the download limits and general internet prices on your particular rock it probably ends up cheaper to be the 1 in however many million that gets pinged or indeed just the buy the things.

    Normally I would say yay usenet but I fear usenet is going to get a bit fractured in the coming year or maybe two- HBO has been pulling files for years, there have been some interesting moves from the porn people and games I am never sure about (100% completion is a bit harder if you have to store game groups with a penchant for the multiple gigabytes but pulling is just as possible- it was the de facto xbox method and 360 does well for it too if you do not venture into the P2P releases world) but films and other things are now not doing so well and the search sites* are also being targeted a bit more. Granted this tends to trouble those that would go back a few hundred days later rather than the very day and my "if you can not find something worth reading/watching/playing/listening to on usenet you have very specific tastes or are doing it wrong" is still in effect but it is not quite the shining light it once was.

    *don't make download headers again.... not good times.


    Also +1 to pah peerblock.
     
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    Time for me to find more direct download sites :/ This sucks ass. I just don't have the funds to pay for moar protection and obviously, just encrypting your torrents via the client is not enough. Fucking murrica and our laws...ugh!
     
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    This is not going to end well.