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  Reply # 1849716 21-Aug-2017 10:55
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1101:

 

Some NZ ISPs are blocking some file sharing sites
Blocked at a DNS level only, so any idiot can find a workaround

 

 

 

 

Who ? What sites ?

 

Never come across any sites blocked on the many ISP's I've been on over the past 10 years.

 

 





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  Reply # 1850074 21-Aug-2017 23:10
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Out of interest, how well do the people behind sites like The Pirate Bay do from a financial point of view?  Who'd have thought, way back when Google appeared and started to edge in front of AltaVista, that one day it would be one of the biggest companies in the world?  Heck, I think they are more valuable as a brand than Apple right now.  TPB obviously doesn't get as much traffic as Google, but it must get an awful lot of hits every day.   

 

Hmmm...  Apparently  Peter Sunde is only worth US$500K, but perhaps that's after paying all his legal bills.

 

https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/business-executives/peter-sunde-net-worth/





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  Reply # 1850079 22-Aug-2017 00:46
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Rikkitic:

The politicians who vote for these kinds of things usually don't understand how they work. They are just doing something to make themselves feel better.


There is no technological solution to this. It is just an endless game of whack-a-mole. As pointed out above, the only repressive solution that would work even a little is something like China's. Even the Great Firewall can be circumvented, but the penalties can be severe. That would not be accepted in the West, unless we abandon democracy altogether.


 


Except if the business go for the jugular themselves?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/piracy/as-siteblocking-measures-come-into-effect-rights-holders-prepare-to-pursue-pirates-individually/news-story/ee4ef2614a33460267f093fd67198cb0

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  Reply # 1850080 22-Aug-2017 01:16
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Didn't the music industry go through something like this?

 

 





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  Reply # 1850081 22-Aug-2017 01:16
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Part of a letter HBO plans to send out on Game of Thrones

 

 

 

"We also encourage you to inform the subscriber that HBO programming can easily be watched and streamed on many devices legally,” the letter reads.

 

 

 

If only those streaming services were Dolby Digital like Netflix, sounds like they expect people to pay for a lower quality product then what a pirated version probably is...wow. And even after buying the stuff that don't want to watch if go the SoHo route they put crap writing all over the picture.

 

 

 

At least legally streaming music is in stereo and not mono. Oh well, guess a few million letters are going out now.


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Is torrenting safe any more? 





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  Reply # 1850151 22-Aug-2017 09:00
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Shindig:

 

Is torrenting safe any more? 

 

 

Absolutely. It's a fantastic way to download large files quickly. Things like the latest Ubuntu ISO.


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Out of interest, how well do the people behind sites like The Pirate Bay do from a financial point of view?  Who'd have thought, way back when Google appeared and started to edge in front of AltaVista, that one day it would be one of the biggest companies in the world?  Heck, I think they are more valuable as a brand than Apple right now.  TPB obviously doesn't get as much traffic as Google, but it must get an awful lot of hits every day.   

 

Hmmm...  Apparently  Peter Sunde is only worth US$500K, but perhaps that's after paying all his legal bills.

 

https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/business-executives/peter-sunde-net-worth/

 



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  Reply # 1850228 22-Aug-2017 11:19
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Shindig:

 

Is torrenting safe any more? 

 

 

Its always been safe as you want it to be. No different from using FTP/HTTP for obtaining files.

 

Its just a transport method. Its what you download with it that might not be safe.





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  Reply # 1851035 23-Aug-2017 09:55
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Talkiet:

 

1101:

 

Some NZ ISPs are blocking some file sharing sites

 

 

https://xkcd.com/285/

 

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1filcher  (from memory) . DNS block , 6 months back (from memory)
Supposedly , as part of an international agreement to block filesharing sites that didnt takedown reported pirated shares

 

And lets not pretend that its the fault of the movie/tv industry . Even the rich pirate movies & TV's rather than paying, so dont try & blame it on
poverty either.
Movies/tv downloads arnt a necessity of life. If you really think they are too expensive to rent for $5-$10 , then dont watch then.

 

Lets not try & justify theft . Since I cant afford a new reliable car its OK for me to take yours for the day . :-)


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Wonder how it will go for those invitation only Linux distribution sites.
I know of one that a few people here are on that offer multiple proxies that work in the UK and bypass their restrictions, frequently updated. They also offer their own VPN/Tunnel service. 






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  Reply # 1851058 23-Aug-2017 10:18
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1101:

 

Talkiet:

 

1101:

 

Some NZ ISPs are blocking some file sharing sites

 

 

https://xkcd.com/285/

 

Cheers - N 

 

 

1filcher  (from memory) . DNS block , 6 months back (from memory)
Supposedly , as part of an international agreement to block filesharing sites that didnt takedown reported pirated shares

 

 

No, I meant what NZ ISPs... I'm unaware of any doing it (except the DIA filter).

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1851825 24-Aug-2017 11:57
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As an Australian who's just moved here the torrent blocking thing was never an issue for anybody with technical nous. 

 

It's easy enough to change your DNS to 8.8.8.8 and hell, even Foxtel stupidly advise as a fix for their (useless and subpar) on-demand streaming service suggest changing your router DNS to 8.8.8.8 to get around connectivity issues.

 

Cease and desists do come in and in my former work place I had to sit down with students and question why they were downloading this thing at this time and wait for an unwinnable response while telling them 'stop it your you'll lose your university enrollment.'.

 

It's the normal hydra affair. Cut the head off one and more spring up in their place.


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