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11. Re: Tribler Feb 10, 2012, 06:48 Agrajag
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 14:59:
While SOPA/PIPA are horrendous legislation, what do you propose as an alternative? Or do you think that current laws are sufficient? Movies, TV, games, and music are some of the few industries that America is still fairly dominant in, and piracy is a drag on those industries.

Current laws are not only sufficient, I'd say they often go way too far already! (For instance, the DMCA effectively forbidding you from ripping a DVD you own... Not to mention the effectively unlimited nature of current copyright, which is nothing at all like the founding fathers intended with their "limited times"...) These are people who have been given an inch, a foot, a yard, a mile, and who now want a fucking parsec! And, whatever new laws and favors they're given, it's never ever enough for them... Piracy is no "drag" on them; they're making more money than ever! The greedy bastards just aren't satisfied and feel they deserve to make even more... And, if they were making that more that they want now, it still wouldn't be enough for them, and they'd still complain and demand they be allowed to make even MORE!
 
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10. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 20:11 space captain
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 19:54:
How is using Tribler for magnet links any different than, say, using a magnet link from a site that may be called something similar to Buccaneer's Harbor?

its not a website.. its a local app
 
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9. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 19:54 Burrito of Peace
 
How is using Tribler for magnet links any different than, say, using a magnet link from a site that may be called something similar to Buccaneer's Harbor?  
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8. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 18:51 Quboid
 
LittleMe wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 18:12:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 14:59:
While SOPA/PIPA are horrendous legislation, what do you propose as an alternative? Or do you think that current laws are sufficient? Movies, TV, games, and music are some of the few industries that America is still fairly dominant in, and piracy is a drag on those industries.

The industry is going to have to adapt. Just like How STEAM and iTunes have shown that there is a lot of money to be made online. There are laws already in place to deal with illegal activity. There's no need to create a very costly Orwellian fascist nightmare on the Internet to pursue an endless "War on Piracy." Change is difficult, especially for the huge dinosaur that is Hollywood. Change is inevitable. Change is healthy. It should not be fought. It should be embraced.

Big Content's using of the federal government to tyrannically control the Internet will not only fail but it will also ruin/damage the Internet. In the mean time, it is our civic duty to oppose and speak out against the rampant cronyism that Hollywood and Congress engage.


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7. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 18:12 LittleMe
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 14:59:
While SOPA/PIPA are horrendous legislation, what do you propose as an alternative? Or do you think that current laws are sufficient? Movies, TV, games, and music are some of the few industries that America is still fairly dominant in, and piracy is a drag on those industries.

The industry is going to have to adapt. Just like How STEAM and iTunes have shown that there is a lot of money to be made online. There are laws already in place to deal with illegal activity. There's no need to create a very costly Orwellian fascist nightmare on the Internet to pursue an endless "War on Piracy." Change is difficult, especially for the huge dinosaur that is Hollywood. Change is inevitable. Change is healthy. It should not be fought. It should be embraced.

Big Content's using of the federal government to tyrannically control the Internet will not only fail but it will also ruin/damage the Internet. In the mean time, it is our civic duty to oppose and speak out against the rampant cronyism that Hollywood and Congress engage.

 
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6. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 16:21 eunichron
 
I saw Tribler on reddit yesterday and gave it a shot. Worked great, but for the moment it still supports dedicated torrent trackers, which I imagine contributes to most of its current success. Once those trackers are gone we'll see how it works out.  
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5. Thief Finds Child Porn On Stolen Cellphone Feb 9, 2012, 15:05 jdreyer
 
You know, it's often said that "normal" prisoners will shank a pedophile on principle if they get the opportunity, the idea being even hardened convicts recognize the innocent nature of children shouldn't be tarnished.

While I don't know how true that is, I think this story lends some credence to it. I admire what this thief did, as he knew he'd get the hammer, and took his lumps to do the right thing (apparently he was also wanted for stealing cars). Here's to hoping he can turn his life around.
 
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4. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 14:59 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 12:12:
In the recent U.S. debate over anti-piracy measures, absolutely none of the proposed enforcement mechanisms would affect Tribler: it is, quite literally, the content industry’s worst nightmare come to life.

Good. Maybe now our fucking "lawmakers" can stop sucking Hollywood cock, and get back to fixing some actually important issues, and we can stop trying to ram horseshit legislation that would royally fuck up the internet down everyone's throat.

Creston

While SOPA/PIPA are horrendous legislation, what do you propose as an alternative? Or do you think that current laws are sufficient? Movies, TV, games, and music are some of the few industries that America is still fairly dominant in, and piracy is a drag on those industries.

As for Tribler, it doesn't protect you from lawsuits. They can still track your IP, just like they've been doing for years. (The success of that is a different debate, but they don't seem to be letting up on it)
 
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3. Woman Ordered to Decrypt Laptop in Bank Fraud May Have "Forgotten" Password. Feb 9, 2012, 14:50 jdreyer
 
Filed under the heading, "No one could have predicted"  
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2. Re: Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 13:20 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 12:12:
In the recent U.S. debate over anti-piracy measures, absolutely none of the proposed enforcement mechanisms would affect Tribler: it is, quite literally, the content industry’s worst nightmare come to life.

Good. Maybe now our fucking "lawmakers" can stop sucking Hollywood cock, and get back to fixing some actually important issues, and we can stop trying to ram horseshit legislation that would royally fuck up the internet down everyone's throat.

The more they fight against it, the less control they have over it. That's the beauty of the internet.
 
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1. Tribler Feb 9, 2012, 12:12 Creston
 
In the recent U.S. debate over anti-piracy measures, absolutely none of the proposed enforcement mechanisms would affect Tribler: it is, quite literally, the content industry’s worst nightmare come to life.

Good. Maybe now our fucking "lawmakers" can stop sucking Hollywood cock, and get back to fixing some actually important issues, and we can stop trying to ram horseshit legislation that would royally fuck up the internet down everyone's throat.

Creston
 
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