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Comment: Seperate content creation from Bandwidth provision (Score 2) 394

by bl968 (#47539501) Attached to: Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

The FCC should make Comcast and Verizon and all these other companies chose... They can be content creation companies or bandwidth providers, but not both. This is all about making it easier and more convenient to pay them for their video services than to attempt to get it from a third party it's monopolistic and anti-competitive behavior...

Comment: Re:Youtube's shitty copyright... (Score 5, Insightful) 157

I regularly receive false copyright claims on music which is clearly in the public domain and was performed live by Military bands. The company which files the claim should face criminal penalties for perjury, Once a false claim is made by a company, Youtube should be forced to remove their access to the content id system or should become directly liable for the false claims made by these companies.

Comment: this should apply to all domains worldwide (Score 4, Interesting) 71

by bl968 (#47237181) Attached to: Nominet Compromising UK WHOIS Privacy, Wants To See Gov't-Issued ID

Every single domain should have accurate and verifiable information for the owner, administrative, and technical contacts. The use of services which anonymize or mask domain owners should be prohibited.Whois was intended to enable you to identify the ownership of a domain and who to contact about it.

Comment: The solution (Score 1) 475

by bl968 (#47145585) Attached to: The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

The question is why should truecrypt or anyone else hold a master encryption key to your data. The software should generate a signing key on installation, and that key should be then used for signing. It could then be sent to the provider for them to store in case the original is lost. But truecrypt would not have a master key that automatically unlocks all of their customers data if subpoenaed by the government. Your key will unlock only your data and no one elses.

Comment: Re:Read his books (Score 1) 405

In that case the publisher doesn't have to sell their books via amazon. There is no requirement under law that they do so. The fact that they want access to Amazon's audience because they still make a profit from it, even if it's less than thy would ordinarily like. says volumes. I am also not locked into buying my books solely from Amazon, yes it's the easiest way, but with programs like Calibre I can buy from any company and load my books to my kindle as I like.

Comment: Re:Isn't hard drive access desirable? (Score 1) 361

by bl968 (#47003445) Attached to: How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

If I buy a glorious big boat, and somebody on the high seas steals it, then by any definition that is theft. Further, this sort of theft on the high seas is piracy!

But in that case you are deprived of all use and enjoyment of the big boat from that time forward; that is not the case with intellectual content.

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.