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UK ISPs confirm music pirates deal

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by choppy, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. choppy

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    Six of the UK's biggest net providers have agreed a plan with the music industry to tackle piracy online.

    The deal, negotiated by the government, will see hundreds of thousands of letters sent to net users suspected of illegally sharing music.

    Hard core file-sharers could see their broadband connections slowed, under measures proposed by the UK government.

    BT, Virgin, Orange, Tiscali, BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse have all signed up.


    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7522334.stm
     
  2. WhiteLotus

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    Well at least AOL isn't on there - that's who I'm with. They don't have to slow the connections anymore they're already at snails pace for me.

    Well i would like to see how much a letter is going to stop people though.
     
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    Letters wont, speed restriction will.

    If they got the price right no-one would do it. It was great when allofmp3 was up, only like £1-2 per album. Then it got shut down despite not breaking any russian laws, cus IMO music labels were greedy. Now I just listen to the radio, lol.

    Imagine 10p per song or £1 per CD. Online. No-one would bother! (well there is always a few, but in the grand scheme of things) Wouldnt they make more money that way?
     
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    you are 100% correct - the people in charge wonder why we turn to piracy, and the answers simple. We dont want to be paying £12 for a new album, or upwards of £20 for a DVD when we can just click a few times and get it free. If the prices were reduced by a considerable ammount, then sure, id stop using the pirate bay and the likes. Until then, let them send their letters, slow our internet connections - we will carry on and find ways around it until they understand that they are overpricing their products through sheer greed.

    Rant over :laugh:
     
  5. InnocentCriminal

    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    What d'you mean were, they still are. The friggin' ball baggers. It's the Artists that suffer, then again, they'd probably just use to it to buy coke, not that I care. I buy music from Artists that play from their heart and don't give a rat-ass about downloading music.

    :rockout:
     
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    Lol.
    I read/hear from somewhere/one, lol, that artists dont actually get any money from the sale of their albums. Their money comes from the time they spend playing/singing. I.e they get paid in the recording studio, for music videos, then they get paid for gigs, maybe a bit of advertising, but thats it from the record labels.
     
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    Lol thank the i live in Oz the only things are government is considering here is filtering porn.
     
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    Nice,my isp karoo has not signed up :D
     
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    I think you've got it worse off :p

    Thing is, Virgin has been sending letters out to people for months now, I've yet to receive one, and I would have thought I would by now, I don't actually do a lot of music downloading, just anime and films :p
     
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    :eek: I think that's an even worse deal than this.
     
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    That sucks... soon people won't be able to walk out in the street without their "papers".
     
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    Couldn't agree more,hell I'm throttled at peak times of the day already..how much worse can they make it.

    So much time and money spent chasing a few illegal file sharers,if only the Government/Ofcom would put the same time and resources into upgrading our infrastructure when it is so badly needed.
     
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    nooooo all that porn!

    i dont even download music its a waste of time, i can just get an album for £5 from play.com

    its the downloading of large files that will get you caught like dvds and games and programs

    small mp3s and albums will be hard to detect

    ive been threatened with reduced speeds once and that was it they never did it, it was for going over the 40gig dl limit

    i have talktalk and its okay we get good phone deals that any landline is free for up to an hour then you hang up, lol they even said to do that, anyway its 8meg but i never get that speed

    talktalk are already shit for downloading anthing

    BTW TALKTALK OWN AOL IN THE UK or they merged so its bound to change in the UK

    I had AOL its the second worst broadband provider ive ever used only back in the dial up days was it any good
     
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    yea AOL wer terrible back in the day, pipex is awful now too, and thats the ones i been with! im glad O2 isnt on that list :toast: .. anyway, if they really wanted to, cant they just check out what your downloading anyway? if your going over the limit..

    ok so companies may argue, cds cost cos of production etc..so why cant they just put some sort of booth in shops like hmv, wher u stick ur usb in and buy songs for like 5p each or summat? it wont stop piracy tho
     
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    It really fucks me off that chumps like the average Joe get footed with a bill for all the bum'eads that rip and upload all the crap. Record Companies piss me off! Not that I agree with Copy Right infringement, but they just piss me off, greedy bastards!
     
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    Record companies are just greedy, if it was really as bad as they say it is then their would be new international laws and court cases ect.

    They need to get the uploaders not us! If there is no uploads no one can download anything right?

    They already strangle my bandwidth and download speeds.

    They are starting to hurt those that dont download illegaly.

    I bet they are just trying to fund thier other projects i mean you have the big 4 in record companys
    1. Warner Music Group
    2. EMI
    3. Sony BMG (partnership)
    4. Universal Music Group

    Notice how EMI is the only music only company?
    All the others do films, tech and tv ect.
     
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    Now they're Policing our internet use too! What a pisstake!

    Greedy bastards! As if record companies aren't not rich enough! I really don't like the argument that it's lost revenue becuase of the 1000's of songs people download, I would never have spent a single penny on if I couldn't get them for free. If I download a film it doesn't count as £10 loss to Paramount or whoever, because I can't afford their DVD in the first place hence I download it for free.

    There's a simple way to bypass this BS:

    http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-encrypt-bittorrent-traffic/

    encrypt all torrents and they'll be none-the-wiser ;)
     
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    buy as many HDDs as you can and download as much porn as you can !!!! :roll:
     
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    what if you download tens of thousands of mp3s will they send you letters for each one? that would be kind of funny if they had to take down all the forrests in their countrys to keep up with that, thats why here in america they use emails.... lots of emails...
     
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    Yep and then make sure the gf doesnt find any of em or it will be dead Trip :p
     
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    Lol, you have some odd gf then. All the ones I've had have watched it with me :p
     
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    U lucky mongrel hehe :p
     
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    lol all the girls I know tend to want to watch the porn I have, funny stuff :p as for the ISPs siging this stuff.. wouldnt surprise me if they signed it to shut the music industry up and dont actually bother doing anything more than sending a letter to extreme abusers. End of the day who suffers more, the music industry, or the ISP? If ISPs truely take a good long hard look probably 70% of their customers download some form of illegal content, get every one of those users, the ISPs customer base is reduced by 70%, severely hurting the ISP.
     
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    American pwns, no download limits here.
     

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