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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Jul 28, 2015, 08:47
nin
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jul 28, 2015, 08:47
Jul 28, 2015, 08:47
nin
 
Sleeeeepy wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 02:10:
nin wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 16:08:
If you're going to say it's incorrect, could you elaborate on why exactly????


Fair point. For a start, because it's the localhost address that means for the headline to be accurate the "seed" would have had to have been coming from the exact same machine used to compile the list. Highly unlikely. Of course, it's possible that the machine was briefly acting as part of a torrent swarm in order to get peer IP's, but that would very unlikely to be long enough to provide a full seed and in either case this would be an authorised act on the part of the agency hired to perform this locate-and-takedown function for the studio.

Also given the suffix to the localhost url, others have noted some some P2P systems run via a local proxy meaning that this full URL including the #/fr/ bit is a call to that proxy which then connects to peers from there. It could either have been left on the list by accident, or to avoid people googling this exact URL to locate more information connected with piracy and how to use these utilities. Either way, not a "pirated copy...seeded from its own servers".

So yeah, stupid clickbait headline, highly unlikely to be accurate. I think some of the things these companies do is disgusting and self-serving to a stupid extent, but I'd rather save the collective indignation for stuff that's actually true.

Cool, thank you! (I didn't click the link, so I was wondering what the deal was.)

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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Jul 28, 2015, 02:10
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jul 28, 2015, 02:10
Jul 28, 2015, 02:10
 
nin wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 16:08:
If you're going to say it's incorrect, could you elaborate on why exactly????


Fair point. For a start, because it's the localhost address that means for the headline to be accurate the "seed" would have had to have been coming from the exact same machine used to compile the list. Highly unlikely. Of course, it's possible that the machine was briefly acting as part of a torrent swarm in order to get peer IP's, but that would very unlikely to be long enough to provide a full seed and in either case this would be an authorised act on the part of the agency hired to perform this locate-and-takedown function for the studio.

Also given the suffix to the localhost url, others have noted some some P2P systems run via a local proxy meaning that this full URL including the #/fr/ bit is a call to that proxy which then connects to peers from there. It could either have been left on the list by accident, or to avoid people googling this exact URL to locate more information connected with piracy and how to use these utilities. Either way, not a "pirated copy...seeded from its own servers".

So yeah, stupid clickbait headline, highly unlikely to be accurate. I think some of the things these companies do is disgusting and self-serving to a stupid extent, but I'd rather save the collective indignation for stuff that's actually true.
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Jul 27, 2015, 16:08
nin
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jul 27, 2015, 16:08
Jul 27, 2015, 16:08
nin
 
Sleeeeepy wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 16:07:
Some pretty poor reporting from the guardian there. Sadly when it comes to tech, sometimes the temptation to reach the clickbait headline rather than get someone more knowledgeable to fact-check wins out.

If you're going to say it's incorrect, could you elaborate on why exactly????

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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Jul 27, 2015, 16:07
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jul 27, 2015, 16:07
Jul 27, 2015, 16:07
 
Some pretty poor reporting from the guardian there. Sadly when it comes to tech, sometimes the temptation to reach the clickbait headline rather than get someone more knowledgeable to fact-check wins out.
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Jul 27, 2015, 05:59
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jul 27, 2015, 05:59
Jul 27, 2015, 05:59
 
or it went something like this
Tech: "Oh so this is a localhost IP -"
Universal Manager: "What's that mean?"
Tech: "It's usually a way of identifying a local source coming from an internal-."
Universal Manager: "You mean this means someone here is hosting the file???"
Tech: "Well not exact-"
Universal Manager: "OMG Call everyone, ESPECIALLY the Press! SHUT IT DOWN AND SHUT IT DOWN NOW."
Tech: "Uh sir-"
Universal Manager: "Someone is so fired, SHUT IT DOWN NOW"
Tech: "I'm uh, going for a smoke."

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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Jul 26, 2015, 17:25
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jul 26, 2015, 17:25
Jul 26, 2015, 17:25
 
the call is coming from inside your house!!
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Re: Universal
Jul 26, 2015, 17:15
Slick
 
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Re: Universal Jul 26, 2015, 17:15
Jul 26, 2015, 17:15
 Slick
 
localhost rofl!
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Universal
Jul 26, 2015, 15:17
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Universal Jul 26, 2015, 15:17
Jul 26, 2015, 15:17
 
Ok, that's lulz!
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