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Government abandons piracy legislation

VileReynard
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Government abandons piracy legislation

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article5586761.ece
Can't believe no one spotted this.
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Music pirates will not be disconnected from the internet

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From The Times
January 26, 2009
Patrick Foster, Media Correspondent

Internet service providers will not be forced to disconnect users who repeatedly flout the law by illegally sharing music and video files, The Times has learnt.

Andy Burnham, the Culture Secretary, said last year that the Government had “serious legislative intent” to compel internet companies to cut off customers who ignore warnings not to pirate material.
However, in an interview with The Times, David Lammy, the Intellectual Property Minister, said that the Government had ruled out legislating to force ISPs to disconnect such users.

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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

There is no doubt the cost of broadband may rise rapidly in the next few years and at the same time everything you do will be monitored.
Who will be required to do this work ? Well ISPs will be required to do it by Law so factor in the additional staff required to undertake this task and ISPs will have little option to pass the costs on to us.
Then take the proposed extension to Broadband, where will the money come to implement that, not from the government (its already bankrupt) so some private firm will do the job with the government agreeing to almost any terms to get it done (and tick the box)  you can guess that the cost will be passed on to ISPs to use the system and then on to us the users !
Anyone familiar with  PFI (Private Finance Initiative) will have some idea of how the government might fund this system and with the chickens coming home to roost on the PFI system use by the government to fund hospitals we could well be on the way to a decrease in the number of internet users due to increased costs of broadband !
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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

So that we are positively encouraged to get a laptop and hack into some rich sods wireless account.  Cheesy

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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

it would help if the morons in government had the first clue how computers and the internet works.  then they might think again about their half-arsed legislation.
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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

It won't require anyone to monitor, thats another benefit of Deep Packet Inspection and traffic signature matching.
If broadband goes up and people start discinnecting, what will the government do with its our web properties such as direct.gov?
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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

The government can't even make sure that all cars are insured and taxed efficiently so how on earth would they pull that off?
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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

Record companies are going after people and if the ISPs won't hand over information they then take legal action against the ISPs so it will be an industry rather than government response.
All that is required is for the software running on traffic management solutions to be tweaked.
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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

That will be some tweak!
Some companies give music away.
Some companies sell music.
A lot of P2P is encrypted - you can recognize it as P2P - but you can't tell what data is being sent.
What about secure http
What about the various secure relatives of FTP?
What about VPN's
What about Usenet?
How would the record companies deal with anonymiser proxies Cheesy
Of course if they invested heavily enough in police technologies they could probably trace
most individuals.
But they wouldn't have time to sell any records.

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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

As regards encryption and anonymiser proxies axis they wouldn't all the that would happen is that the URLs to get to such sites would be blocked
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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

the companies involved in this campaign should take a long look at their failing business model instead of trying to prop themselves up at our expense.  even if laws to suit them were enacted, it still fails to account for the huge second-hand market that supplies cds, lps, software and dvds.
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Re: Government abandons piracy legislation

Perhaps recorded music should not be viewed as a source of income and musicians should make their money from concerts?