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Comment: Re:Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (Score 1) 115

by metrix007 (#48587145) Attached to: IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

Not really.

You have greedy copyright holders trying to stop it.

You have the vast majority of the populating engaging in it.

You have a few smaller content creators/developers who don't know better and are against it.

Due to the sheer scale, due to the fact it's not a physical behaviour as such...it CAN'T be stopped, and is most certainly a waste of resources to try. They are not losing profits, and yet they are surely losing money from trying to combat this harmless behaviour.

Comment: Re:Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (Score 1) 115

by metrix007 (#48587137) Attached to: IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

If I AES encrypt something (e.g. Linux distro) that ends up being 500 bits away from "Star Wars", am I in trouble? Do I have to prove how I created my "almost Star Wars" .bin file to avoid going to jail? What if it was different by 5,000 bits? 50 bits? Is it the data that is infringing, or how I created it?

There is almost no chance of that ever happening. I think you're safe.

Comment: Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (Score 4, Insightful) 115

by metrix007 (#48585881) Attached to: IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

It is impossible to stop piracy. It's a waste of effort to even try.

This is going to evolve into a completely decentralized, encrypted tool going over common ports that will be easy to use. It can never be stopped.

I know it's cliche to bring up the whole information wants to be free argument, but it applies in this case. People want to share, the last 20 years have shown that, and since that need is far more frequent than the content owners need to greedily restrict their content, it will be dominant.

Comment: Re:Silly backwards lobbyists and authorities (Score 1) 251

by metrix007 (#48582603) Attached to: Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

You can't block the highway. The system I described couldn't be blocked. How are you going to block a completely p2p encrypted system that uses ssl over port 443?

Non technical users don't have to know the details, if the program is implemented correctly it will Just Work(TM).

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