MPAA/ RIAA TARGET military BitTorrent UsersAdded: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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The military already has to deal with lost of issues; the stress of their work, the physical and mental conditions they work with, separated from loved ones, missing important aspects of life…and now added to their woes is that entertainment too has been deprived from them.
Several letters have been written to MPAA/RIAA as well as media but to no avail, hence a campaign is grooming to download as much as possible.
Lots of press has been released about the downloading of files specially from file-sharing mechanisms as BitTorrent, however this trend has been on the rise and can be found everywhere.
The department of defense has come up with a new strategy. The latter is being implemented in various overseas bases and targets members of the military in use of the torrents and P2P services for media, as per a source in Japan.
The main drawback of the military personnel abroad is that they lack media from Us-based services due to their physical location. But that’s not their choice or fault, is it?
So why are they being penalized whereas millions of regular US citizens avail of file sharing for music, TV shows, movies etc.
“For years many of us have spent time and money, hand over fist, looking for ways to work around IP blocks placed by companies operating from the states to access services such as NetFLix, Amazon, and others, to enjoy the same level of access as anyone living in the US does,” informed the insider with a definite disappointed tone.
“We have offered money to the companies in exchange for lifting the blocks and have offered up information as to how to allow military members into their content while strictly enforcing the contract,” he added.
The appeal to several media companies has proved to be of no effect. The military abroad feel rejected as it seems that the content providers are uninterested as they have no gain in the matter for they are continued to be blocked from legitimate access to the contents.
Hence to react and show their disapproval to this, the US military personnel have launched a campaign to download the most content using BitTorrent.
The military insider explained that “We have sent letters to the RIAA and the MPAA repeatedly letting them know that our downloads are a direct representation of their failure to allow us to be good consumers as others in the US can be,”
Surely enough, the response has been as expected!
MPAA and RIAA send copyright notices daily to military personnel through their ISPs base. And in return, the personnel are confronted with threats of account suspension or even the extreme of disconnection.
“Sucks, but all of us have kept doing it [file-sharing] as we have made every reasonable attempt to gain access to the content legally as any person living on US sovereign ground can,” says our clearly frustrated contact.
The crackdown on file-sharing sites is fast becoming the much hyped-up news.
The irony behind all this is that torrents is informed that military personnel is deployed with an access to some sanctioned “Morale” hard drives which are supposedly filled wit copyright matters acquired by “nefarious” means and which is easily available to each and every personnel. Theses matters can be downloaded and kept!!!
January 19th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
|posted by (2010-01-19 18:07:25)|
|great article sam....TY|
|Atleast. Give freedom to the militeries who are doing awesome work. To keep us safe.|
f*ck you. . ! MPAA/RIAA. YOU as*hol*s. . !
|Thanks for the article Sam your sure pumping them out with OBS being away.|
|Willing to die for the public's freedom and security and yet being persecuted by the MPAA/RIAA.|
|if the government allows the mpaa/riaa to do ANYTHING to military personel on this matter they should be kicked in the sack. let them be they have enough to deal with, maybe watching a movie or listening to their favorite song is a way to escape the stress of their everyday lives if only for a moment. its not like these companies dont make enough money already. this is why im proud to say i have bought any music in 10 years but still own everything i want. thank you ET and torrents in general for this.|
|meant havent bought HAVENT lol|
|posted by (2010-01-19 23:06:40)|
|Im a soldier stationed overseas and downloading my favorite tv shows and movies are the only way to get anything new here. Thanks ET from me and all my friends here in ROK.|
|posted by (2010-01-19 23:16:25)|
|I cannot believe that the MPAA/RIAA would do this to the great men and women who fight so hard so that we can enjoy our freedoms and rights! The same rights these b*st*rds are using against our military personal. I believe the MPAA/RIAA are picking on defence personel because the government can't be seen to support P2P, so they are using the military to stop P2P in their own ranks. The MPAA/RIAA will start with the military, but where will they move onto next? This is so wrong!|
Thanks for the article SaM.
|thats sad...what else can be said. people defending their freedoms and thats all they can think of. if anyone deserves this,its the men and women of the U.S. Military|
|Bacically the MPAA/RIAA dont care who they prosocute they only care about the posibilities of getting the cash and justifying their miserable existance and jobs to justify bigger budgets and cash fom the entertainment industry.|
but as usual if you cant get the service leagally, and you try and try thats no excuse to them.
|Truthfully very sad. If we did not come out here to defend their freedom, then they wouldn't have a job in the first place. Kind of redundant, hu?|
|Its kind of funny in a sense that the MPAA/RIAA are messing with them even though the military could absolutely tear them apart, literally, if they wanted. Considering what the people in the military do for are country, they should get whatever they deserve which would be a lot.|
|I suppose maybe it would have been beter not to mention the special "morale" hard drives. Oh, well. How long will it take these idiots to realize, we live in a new century, a new millennium, and a new era? They are still making billions from their current business model but could make so much more if they just took a look at the realities. Thanks for the article.|
|posted by (2010-01-20 12:09:11)|
|Thanks for the Article, SaM.|
This is just disgusting, hopefully there will be some sort of public backlash.
They think that they can go after the Armed Forces because they know that whatever happens a Man or Woman in uniform will never turn their back on a person in need.
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