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BT and TalkTalk lose file-sharing appeal BT and TalkTalk have lost an appeal over controversial measures to tackle copyright infringement online. http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/51606000/jpg/_51606573_fa1d16c0-9c6c-4f82-b0b8-ab66ddd94f78.jpg The internet service providers (ISPs) had argued the UK's Digital Economy Act was incompatiable with EU law.

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    UK ISPs lose file-sharing appeal

    BT and TalkTalk lose file-sharing appeal

    BT and TalkTalk have lost an appeal over controversial measures to tackle copyright infringement online.





    The internet service providers (ISPs) had argued the UK's Digital Economy Act was incompatiable with EU law.

    The Act will mean ISPs will have to send warning letters to alleged illegal file downloaders, as well as potentially cutting users off.

    The creative industry argues that piracy costs £400m a year in lost revenue.

    The firms' lawyers said the stricter measures could result in an invasion of privacy and run up disproportionate costs for both ISPs and consumers.

    Today's decision was welcomed by copyright advocates.

    Christine Payne, general secretary of the Actors' union Equity, called on the ISPs to "stop fighting and start obeying the law".

    "Once again the court is on the side of the almost two million workers in the creative industries whose livelihoods are put at risk because creative content is stolen on a daily basis," she said.



    6 March 2012 Last updated at 10:09
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    Re: UK ISPs lose file-sharing appeal

    What an utter waste of money and easily circumvented with an encrypted tunnel...

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    Last edited by hamba; 6th March 2012 at 12:48.
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    Re: UK ISPs lose file-sharing appeal

    well i'll be keeping doing it until they cut me off, then i'll use the neighbors until they cut off his lol
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    Re: UK ISPs lose file-sharing appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Explosivo View Post
    well i'll be keeping doing it until they cut me off, then i'll use the neighbors until they cut off his lol
    My point was that you won't need to. There's plenty of tools around to encrypt data transmission in such a manner as to render it virtually impossible to determine what you are doing or even who you are. 3DES encryption using 256-bit keys would take millions of years to crack, even on a Cray...

    I suspect file sharing will move towards a combination of VPN, certificate exchange, anonymity and darknet.

    Hence, all the machinations of courts etc. is a complete waste of time and money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Him Her View Post
    My point was that you won't need to. There's plenty of tools around to encrypt data transmission in such a manner as to render it virtually impossible to determine what you are doing or even who you are. 3DES encryption using 256-bit keys would take millions of years to crack, even on a Cray...

    I suspect file sharing will move towards a combination of VPN, certificate exchange, anonymity and darknet.

    Hence, all the machinations of courts etc. is a complete waste of time and money...
    Makes it all a bit of a pain though - if it is implemented.
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    Re: UK ISPs lose file-sharing appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by hamba View Post
    Makes it all a bit of a pain though - if it is implemented.
    Oh ye of little faith lol

    Once upon a time sending an attachment on e-mail was a major exercise, converting the attachment to MIME-compliant goobledegook and copying it into the e-mail body...

    ...now, you just click and point.

    It will become, click to install darknet client, click to generate your certificate, click OK to connect to darknet.................



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