The End of "FILE Sharing" is almost over...!

  last starfighter 01:01 24 Jul 2008
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MMM this will anger a few...
more control by the goverment eh..

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  DrScott 01:14 24 Jul 2008

has been on the wall for a while.

I wonder what the PAYG mobile broadband dongles would do to all this...

  Forum Editor 01:15 24 Jul 2008

that steps to ensure compliance with an existing law should necessarily be seen as "more control by the government".

Parliament makes laws, and governments have a duty to ensure they're enforced. Illegal file-sharing is simply that....illegal, and any government must take the steps necessary to stop illegal acts. The copyright laws weren't framed by this government, they have existed for a very long time.

  mrwoowoo 01:27 24 Jul 2008

"MMM this will anger a few"
What would anger me more is if computer gaming became obsolete, due to non viability.
DrScott
Interesting thought.Thats the trouble,there usually is a way around something and someone will always find it.

  Chegs ®™ 04:12 24 Jul 2008

There are various ISP's that have blocking software included in the connection setup,thus making some of these file-sharing "networks" appear to be finished/closed,etc.With music though,there is no reason to risk using a P2P network as its relatively simple to connect a PC to a broadcast receiver and record the songs that way.DVD's are a different matter though,a few years ago it was possible to buy new releases for a few pounds from workmates.I know the numbers of these copyright thieves has reduced(no doubt due to the severe penalties issued against those caught)but its still happening,any measures that are introduced to reduce this crime further are okay by me as I dont download DVD's or music so they wont affect my net usage.

  ened 07:16 24 Jul 2008

From early last Thursday morning until Sunday evening my wife had her laptop in the shop with the live golf being transmitted by the BBC.

This must have raised our download rate quite considerably.

Will they be able to tell the difference or should we be expecting a letter?

  ened 07:28 24 Jul 2008

"any government must take the steps necessary to stop illegal acts"

Would it not be more appropriate to use their resources to prevent kiddy-porn?

Surely no monetary value can be placed on preventing the destruction of a child' life?

  last starfighter 07:59 24 Jul 2008

ened" TRUE but then there's no tax involved!!

FE i agree as well "copyright laws weren't framed by this government" but it is also adventageous finacialy for the goverment to help uphold this law,

  interzone55 09:11 24 Jul 2008

"it is also adventageous finacialy for the goverment to help uphold this law,"

What are you saying, they're only doing this for the money?

So a different party would maybe not insist on the copyright laws being enforced.

As for "kiddy-porn" as ened so quaintly refers to it, various organisations are, and have been for some time, working very hard to eradicate this.
Virtually no illegal pornography is held on web-servers in the UK, and that's were the problems lie. The UK government and police have no powers to act on material held on foreign servers.

  Chegs ®™ 16:01 24 Jul 2008

The UK government and police have no powers to act on material held on foreign servers.

Additionally,other countries have differing laws regarding what actually are children.I was told that in denmark,the age of consent is just 12yrs.

  interzone55 16:09 24 Jul 2008

"Additionally,other countries have differing laws regarding what actually are children.I was told that in denmark,the age of consent is just 12yrs."

That may be true, but there is a UN statute regarding the age of a child as far as pornography is concerned. Below 18 is widely regarded as child abuse, the same ruling applies to prostitution.

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