I was just wondering the same thing... why hasn't the standard/. elititist correction storm began. I'm pretty sure if they were an actual seed box instead of just a search engine they would have some serious legal problems.
If anything, this law would help create jobs. It demonstrates that the Texas government will actually clarify ambiguity, which in turn provides businesses such as webhosts the ability to operate in clearly defined guidlines. This encourages businesses, it says "host your servers here, we won't screw you with an outdated tax law."
Because they have NO other choice. It's a "stay and play with the new rules" or "get out of the game" market right now. They no longer have a unique competative advantage other than their established userbase. Setting up a blackberry app that runs within an Android environment could setup a system in which people can bring their own device, but not have to deal with complete Corporate-IT lockdown of the phone since BB runs in it's own little sandbox.
I pirate because I'm cheap... If my solution to allow me to pirate movies costs me an additional $20 a month, then I'll just lower my tier of bandwidth and use netflix and redbox. I don't care how I get my media, just so long as it's the cheapest possible way. Currently that's fast internet w/ uTorrent using RSS feeds for my TV shows and Piratebay for my movies. I only need crazy fast internet to make my torrents go faster. If my ISP discurrages that, then I'll bump down to the minimum required for streaming. Their loss, netflixes gain.
If he's got 50 hours worth, thats 5 ten episode seasons. HBO has been doing an awesome job lately. The CGI he needs can't be that hard, he just has to realize that it's going to be shot digitaly and not with film.
Problem is, Limeware isn't the infringing material, it is only a tool commonly used by infringers. CNET can argue that their only a service provider, but with the state of the US legal system it will still cost them a fortune to end this.
LOL... Really? If you can't handle that one, then you are really doing more harm than good by trying. Thats about as simple as a network get, right after a home network. I don't even know where to start.
Actually, if they have a PKI setup as using smartcards may suggest, then this email account will likely be their most secure communication platform. It would only depend on how secure their private keys are.
In any case, its more secure than an unencrypted mailbox that ANY law enforement agency or ISP employee can peek into like traditional email accounts.