Peer 2 Peer Sharing to be Banned in the UK

@xJonox (222)
July 10, 2008 5:16am CST
As you've probably read in the papers, heard on the news or radio, they're starting to crack down on p2p's... This is bad for me as I'm always down and uploading things left right and centre! Virgin is the first one up for it - issueing 3 warnings before internet termination - YAY! (sarcasm) So, will there be, or is there already ways to get round this... Being the internet I'm sure there is... Even if it's uber ip blockers and scramblers... So yeah, what's going down in the p2p room?
2 responses
@askin123 (206)
10 Jul 08
Yes this is a problem. I use p2p almost everyday. Yes i can understand why their doing it cos of copyright laws and people losing money through it but they shouldn't terminate peoples internet for it.
@xJonox (222)
10 Jul 08
Yup, you're right... It's kinda closing in on our human rights don't ya think? Besides, there's already tones of other p2p programmes with ip scramblers and trackers built in them to stop people from seeing what you're doing.
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
10 Jul 08
This is really not a good thing. They are hunting down peer to peer servers all over the world and this means the sharing of information will not be as easy as yesterday in the future. When I look for some documents on the net, the most valuable ones are usually the old ones and it is really interesting to see how nice those people worked those days. However, if the p2p servers keep going down then these informative documents and other stuff like those won't be able to be shared among many people around the world and this will surely lead a more automated brains. When I read the articles of old coders and their aspect to some issues I really learn something from them but they are only available on p2p sites. The same thing applies for some old songs too. Of course, piracy is not a very good thing especially for the artists. However, there are always honest fans of artists and if they really produce something good they will buy it original instead of getting a pirate one. I am just againist of any restrictions on the internet usage because when I mention internet, the most related thing is freedom.
@xJonox (222)
10 Jul 08
Thanks for you're response =) That's exacttly how I think on this matter. I use isohunt.com daily to find documents, songs and programmes I need for leisure AND work.. I thought it was a good thing bringing together a tight community of file sharing users who comment and try and help eachother out... Well piracy is the main concern really... Business and musicians are losing money in their sales due to accessive downloading, but then again who's stopping me from going round to my friends house with my new CD and giving him a copy? same prinicpal is not... I can't say I agree with you on the freedom part entirely... None of us have ever been "free" - Right now most people are being monitored for in some way or another... Plus virus and torjans envading pricacy and freedom doesn't really help..