A Painful Future for Pirates...

@alphenor (687)
Philippines
March 27, 2012 12:18pm CST
As we know, the trials for SOPA has made various file-sharing sites end their service. Now, most of the people rely on torrents whenever they need to download stuff online. Torrents, as we know them, rely on DHT, seeds and peers. I have several torrents running as I speak, and I'll admit that I have a hard time downloading it and I also have to seed some of the files to prevent further damage to the torrents industry. I'm kinda pissed off knowing that I should be in this situation until those law makers finally decide in favor of the people, not those uber rich entrepreneurs who are throwing tantrums like a baby just because somebody was able to get their merchandise for free.
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@megamatt (14331)
• United States
29 Mar 12
This really wouldn't change much of anything. Granted a few people will get caught, but pirates are a lot smarter than the government would like to give them credit for. If one area is closed up, about three more will open. It is not much unlike the mythical hydra beast, where you cut off the head. Mostly because most government leaders are absolutely and positively not Internet savvy and not really have any idea how things really work. Then again, that is really what happens when you have a bunch of foolish middle age men who are set in their ways. Obviously, the real problem has not been established and that is entertainment companies are not willing to change with the times. They still haven't rather bothered to beat the pirates at their own game, because they are lazy and unwilling to change with the times. The future won't be painful for pirates, it will be painful for the greedy and set in the past movie and television industry when a lot of people boycott all of their pirates. Then again, it took a while before people actually realized the benefits of the VCR. And when you don't release things on DVD in a timely manner or whatever, you wonder why people do things illegally. That's just like leaving your wallet out on the table in a bar and walking away. You're a fool if you think that won't be stolen. Of course, using torrents is just asking for trouble for reasons other than illegality. Given the number of viruses and nastiness that infest a lot of them, you are really asking for trouble. Then again, I do wonder how many of those are planted to "teach people a lesson about illegally downloading." But that's just a personal conspiracy theory of mind, feel free to take that as you wish.
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
29 Mar 12
Hmmm... Well I'm well past middle age. Never could set the clock on the VCR! I don't care about viruses since I use Linux. I'm very much computer and Internet savvy. Oh, sorry! Just applying some of your comments to myself - I'm in daydream mode! Yes - good comments megamutt!
@petersum (4526)
• United States
27 Mar 12
I haven't noticed any difference. Did that law even get passed? Not that it matters because no one takes any notice of US law - even in America! Just look at hulu! You can't watch pirated video unless you are in the USA!!!
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
27 Mar 12
I was browsing the web to know the status of the law and I found this interesting article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougschoen/2012/03/26/continuing-the-fight-against-rogue-websites-post-sopa/ The article is somewhat against what you've said. I'm gonna give that writer a glimpse of this world's reality later. Anyway, the bill's not yet through. The committee will still have to talk about the bill when the next session comes. Also, according to the last part of the article, the legislators seem to consider making a new law that is non partisan. I guess it's way too early for our legislators to implement their laws on the world wide web. They did not even bother to understand how the stuff really works.
• India
16 Jul 12
One thing you have to realize is that those “uber rich entrepreneurs” worked for their share of the money. Being a entrepreneur is hard work, and having someone use your product without payment is a horrible thing. Consider; You make a product that is essential for me. You put a price tag on it. Instead of me paying you for something I already need (which makes sense) I go about getting your product for free, therefore undermining the time and effort it took to create said product. Point: Nobody likes a thief. Work for what you want, and you will get what you need to succeed.