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(Vancouver Sun)   The Canadian government is starting to collect data on millions of people illegally downloading pirated content. Good luck, I'm behind 7 proxies, eh   ( vancouversun.com) divider line
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3121 clicks; posted to Geek » on 30 Nov 2012 at 2:49 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-30 03:42:33 PM  
2 votes:
Between the crappy internet infrastructure and BS cross-border copyright laws, the Canadian government should be collecting these names so they can send out apologies.
2012-11-30 02:58:25 PM  
2 votes:
Last week's court decision involved a Burnaby movie production company that went to court to force Internet service providers to provide names and addresses of subscribers who had illegally downloaded one of its movies.

Nope nothing at all wrong with a private company compelling a communications provider to give up private information.
2012-11-30 08:28:02 PM  
1 vote:
You don't even need proxies. I've been doing some wardriving out of curiosity. It's amazing how many open WiFi networks are out there. I average 3 or 4 per block, and that's with an unassisted Android phone. With a higher gain antenna I'm sure the count would be even higher.
2012-11-30 08:15:55 PM  
1 vote:
How much piracy is because you can't get the farking program or movie where you live?

There's all sorts of stuff around the world you can't get except by piracy, mainly because corporations are silly. There's stuff I'd love to buy on iTunes or Amazon's streaming service but it's just not there. Make it fairly cheap and easy to obtain and most pirated materials wouldn't be pirated. Those services are much better than bit-torrent because I could get a very consistent and high quality product.
2012-11-30 08:12:26 PM  
1 vote:
meh pirating of this kind existed before the internet and will continue in some form no matter what is done to stop it.
2012-11-30 07:25:03 PM  
1 vote:
I think Saga, Aldo Nova and Chilliwack should be damn grateful ANYBODY is downloading their tunes.
2012-11-30 06:40:41 PM  
1 vote:

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where thieves try to convince others that what they're doing is perfectly acceptable because "they didn't steal anything, just copy a file"?

Here's the deal : Stop trying to rationalize it if you steal music. Anybody past the age of 14 should understand that even if you're not stealing a physical CD, you're costing that company money and stealing services and licensed .So either be honest, and just say you don't want to pay for it and face the threat of legal consequences, or don't download it in the first place. In a world with iTunes, rhapsody, etc, there's absolutely no excuse left (even not wanting to buy the whole album)

Yes just as it is illegal for me to rip a CD I legally purchased onto my computer, and or transfer/copy my vinyl collection into a digital format. I have to purchase another license from the owner to pay someone else a premium to do something I myself can do at no cost... Sounds legit.
2012-11-30 05:23:00 PM  
1 vote:
I saw this posted somewhere.

seedbox in some far away land. https/sftp transfer.

I don't what those words mean, I don't even own a computer.
2012-11-30 04:48:35 PM  
1 vote:
Downloading is never illegal. People are only arrested for uploading. In the US, anyway.
2012-11-30 04:23:50 PM  
1 vote:
Films and tv shows in Canada are actually distributed by Canadian companies. That's why it's such a damn nightmare actually getting American films and TV. So you aren't violating US copyright, you are violating Canadian copyright.

//Also, fark Alliance Atlantis.
2012-11-30 04:14:51 PM  
1 vote:

mongbiohazard: Renegade Pervert: So can someone clear this up for me.

This law should only affect Canadian IP violations right? If I download Iron Man they can stuff it?

Sign up for this: www.btguard.com
...and never worry about it again. My IP addresses show as me being in Germany, Switzerland, etc.....

Good to know, I use peerblocker religiously, not sure how much it is shielding me.

But I am curious if this bill will allow them to prosecute for infringing on other countries copyright.
2012-11-30 04:01:45 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-30 03:50:01 PM  
1 vote:
And if I go to one more media site which says "Oh, watch this video! We want you to watch this video! Please watch our video-- which is not available in your country, sorry," then I'm going to kick a hole in the wall of my igloo.
2012-11-30 03:46:26 PM  
1 vote:
People still use BitTorrent?
2012-11-30 03:37:31 PM  
1 vote:

Supercampion: Can Canada go after people for downloading US copyright laws? So what if I live in Canada and download a US movie?

I was wondering that too. Is this only for "Canadian" movies? So the 4 people that torrented Bon Cop Bad Cop? lol

/private tracker ftw
2012-11-30 03:31:30 PM  
1 vote:

Renegade Pervert: So can someone clear this up for me.

This law should only affect Canadian IP violations right? If I download Iron Man they can stuff it?

Sign up for this: www.btguard.com
...and never worry about it again. My IP addresses show as me being in Germany, Switzerland, etc.....
2012-11-30 03:31:29 PM  
1 vote:
Hrrrmmmm... my BitTorrent proxy (BTGuard) runs through Toronto, Ontario. I've contacted them for a statement, but I may have to find a better proxy service.

Luckily, I do not torrent anything "new" - most of it is just hard to find stuff.
2012-11-30 03:29:24 PM  
1 vote:
Did I read that right, does Canada have a $5k cap on damages?
2012-11-30 03:12:03 PM  
1 vote:
I don't understand. If I was using bittorrent to download content from the internet - and I'm not saying I am, this is just a hypothetical scenario - have I as a Canadian not already implicitly paid for it

/hoping this is popcorn-worthy
2012-11-30 03:10:49 PM  
1 vote:
I've noticed that my favorite usenet server is killing movies shortly after they're uploaded. By the time the NZB lists get them, they're gone.

/solved that problem by moving to a dutch usenet provider with SSL
2012-11-30 03:02:06 PM  
1 vote:
.......on a related note, the National Film Board puts out some good stuff, and it's all FREEEEEEE!!!


//It also puts out a lot of crap.You have been warned.
2012-11-30 03:00:20 PM  
1 vote:
Canadian film industry?

You mean the one supported by taxpayer money from a government that has repeatedly said it is not interested in going after internet pirates on the behalf of private industry?

Suuuuure. Good luck with that.
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