UK ISP: Ban your own BitTorrent

I just posted the article UK ISP: Ban your own BitTorrent.

In the same way that adult content can be screened, an Internet service provider is letting users block Bit Torrent on their computers.

Read the full article here: [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/20492-uk-isp-ban-your-own-bittorrent.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/20492-uk-isp-ban-your-own-bittorrent.html)

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Don’t Copy That Floppy! What is this, 1990? Parents, if you want to have any chance of your kids being receptive to a conversation about illegal downloading then I do not recommend you show them that video.

[QUOTE=z420er;2443293]Don’t Copy That Floppy! What is this, 1990? Parents, if you want to have any chance of your kids being receptive to a conversation about illegal downloading then I do not recommend you show them that video.[/QUOTE]

:iagree:

1990? Try 1980 :slight_smile:

LOL, “Don’t Copy That Floppy!”, I have never seen that video before. Thanks for the laugh! I guess my brother didn’t watch that video back in the C64 days. Damn, he must of had 1000 games on floppies. His friend would share his collection and he would share his and the chain continued.

“say, the British Phonographic Industry”

If I am skimming through an article and I see that, my mind at first registers, “British Pornographic Industry”. So, I gotta do a double take. :slight_smile: Sorry, must be my twisted mind at work!

[QUOTE=shaolin007;2443526]
“say, the British Phonographic Industry”

If I am skimming through an article and I see that, my mind at first registers, “British Pornographic Industry”. So, I gotta do a double take. :slight_smile: Sorry, must be my twisted mind at work![/QUOTE]

You’re not the only one :o

+1

[QUOTE=shaolin007;2443526]LOL, “Don’t Copy That Floppy!”, I have never seen that video before. Thanks for the laugh! I guess my brother didn’t watch that video back in the C64 days. Damn, he must of had 1000 games on floppies. His friend would share his collection and he would share his and the chain continued.
[/QUOTE]Back then, that was a sizeable investment in blank floppies! (Then again, these days 5.25" DSDD floppies are almost as expensive as they were then and a lot harder to find.)

This move is totally ineffective. Even if an ISP blocks many BitTorrent tracker sites there are still numerous other ways people can find such sites. eg. through IRC, Usenet, messaging and even through various p2p clients themselves. One can then simply use a tunneling proxy to bypass the ISP completely and access what they require.

The internet was designed to withstand attack so this move is just plain futile and stupid.

The average person won’t go through all the trouble to initiate a tunneling proxy. C’mon, this is an instant gratification society; I want it, and I want it Now! What? If I do this, then I need to do this, and then do what to get to where? Nahhh, ain’t gonna happen…

1990? Try 1980 :)[/QUOTE]

I had enough patience to watch the vid all the way through and it had a 1992 copyright at the end.

There is another version of that vid on youtube that has a rickroll in it. Kinda funny to see one again. :slight_smile:


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