PROTECT IP Act Made UselessAdded: Monday, August 15th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Famous industry observer Drew Wilson started writing a series of guides to explain just how easy it is to bypass the suggested DNS censorship. In fact, the proposed PROTECT IP Act generally exploits DNS censorship among other things. While the rest continue debating philosophically on why the new legislation will do virtually nothing to deter copyright violation, Mr. Wilson went further and decided to make bypassing the law easier.
Actually, things like hiding IP address, using a proxy or the onion router, and obtaining an IP address to a site in order to make it such way that you don’t have to rely on a public DNS server – all of these might appear very intimidating for the unprepared. So probably the newcomers are better to relate to some moderately informed users on these topics.
Undoubtedly, remaining anonymous on the Internet is something that many people can benefit from, particularly those who are being marginalized by their own government in different ways. However, majority of the users have never felt that motivated to exploit any of those tools, because it was an unnecessary layer of security for activities like browsing news and listening to Creative Commons music. But now the suggested PROTECT-IP Act has given them enough motivation to find out how the bypassing methods work mostly due to the arbitrary nature of it all. When Hollywood doesn’t like someone editing a short clip, the entertainment industry can make that whole site disappear. Accordingly, if the Recording Industry Association of America believes that some website doesn’t need to be seen by anyone else, it is also able to erase easy access to that website merely with the snap of their fingers.
That’s how the PROTECT IP Act works: at a technical level, domain name servers are ordered to blacklist the alleged sites. At the same time, despite the fact that the sites remain reachable by IP address, links directing to them appear broken. As for the search engines like already protesting Google, they would be demanded to delete links in their index of the suspected website. Finally, rights owners are given the right to apply for court injunctions to have websites’ domains blacklisted. Therefore, the worst part of this is that DNS servers are affected by the process, because it affects every user using that given server. This gave the opposers of the Act enough motivation to figure out how to make DNS censorship useless and publish the methods online, like we do.
August 15th,2011Posted by:
Monday, August 15th, 2011
|As long as the USA and British copyright fighters will not come at my house to arrest me I don't worry.|
|there is a way around everything, just gotta find it|
|posted by (2011-08-15 22:49:30)|
|thanks sam for the read!|
|Where there is a will there is a way|
That is an extremely shallow position to take. Its NOT just about YOU downloading movies, it' about preventing your access to sites like extratorrent. They are going after the distributors, not the downloaders. But the fine print also says:
If your site is too "controversial", meaning anti Big Corp, they can stop you completely. If you want any indication of how much people will now be "motivated" to do something, just ask around your school or place of work, how many people download via torrents or ed2k.
It's a shockingly low percentage! Around 10 percent, AT BEST.
|posted by (2011-08-17 21:29:04)|
|if there is a will there is a way I LIKE THAT CUZ IF THERE IS A WAY I WILL|
|posted by (2011-08-18 02:17:44)|
|Bless there little cotton socks they do try don't they, but thats the thing how could it possibly work? If www.extratorrent.com gets shut down that way all they do is bounce to another server, if they block the extratorrent.com connection all that will happen is torrent sites will end up working like the proxy sites, a free redirect like .tk will be used to redirect to the ET ip address instead so instead of extratorrent.com you get extratorrent.tk if that gets shutdown, next day extratorrent1.tk, it would cause confusion but im sure the bugs would get ironed out quickly, maby some form of post on facebook or something they couldn't shutdown, all people need is that link instead of typing extratorrent.com we'd just check the facebook post for todays link.... im no techy so this may just be what I think fantasy bullshit but someone with some common sense lemme know what ya think? Plus it would if anything improve the quality of torrent sites because noobs would find it more difficult to find us and we'd lose HOPEFULLY about half our leechers|
|We will win this one I really can't see how particualy the torrent sites will ever be finished. It may not be quite as easy to change to another server every other day but HRG up there is right as long as we have e-mail or bloody Facebook cos the men in grey suits love it. The links will be harder to find and although I hate the word/name "noob" he has a point there to and maybe we wouldn't get 1000's of people uploading the same film over and over again. With VPN's, seedboxes, Peerblock and onion router software at this early stage I think we'll be safe for some time yet. Maybe we should cross our fingers a bit to:)|
|Bottom-line- as long as the the law is made by a mere mortal, another mortal find a way to circumvent it. We are all together... Fear not, the Ministry of Extra-Torrent is moving forward! Reason- the name speaks for itself. You are all blessed!||
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