Browser Plugin Will Report PiracyAdded: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
One of the anti-piracy outfits announced it has developed a new tool to detect file-sharers. The new browser plugin is supposed to harvest torrent and cyberlocker links while users are browsing the Internet. This data will then be sent back to the outfit for subsequent processing and finally result in DMCA takedown notices.
At the moment, most anti-piracy entities rely on their own web crawlers and even Google to detect infringing links and files. After this they send DMCA notices to search engines, torrent and file-hosting websites, blogs and forums, trying to get that content taken down. Apart from the above techniques, anti-piracy company called MUSO has developed an innovative method of collecting data on potentially infringing links and files.
MUSO says that the new plugin would enable any Internet user to report back the location of “pirate” content whenever it appears in the browser. The user will be able to see how many files and links have been detected before submitting information to the MUSO database. Since cyberlockers don’t normally allow direct searching, the links will be found via search engines, forums and blog websites linking back to the cyberlocker.
The question is how to differentiate pirate files from legitimate ones. The plugin developers explained that the links will feed into the MUSO system to correctly match only illegal content links to creative content. The group promised to use a combination of automated matching algorithms, followed by a final human verification stage before any takedowns.
Another question is whether sending potentially infringing links can have legal implications for the users and whether their submissions will be trusted as accurate. MUSO promised that the plugin is fully anonymous and users would not be identified in any way. In the meantime, the harvested data will merely be a way to make the system aware of a link, which then will enter into the matching and verification process.
Although the anti-piracy group hasn’t announced the date for the plugin’s release, the piece of software has already piqued the interest of a developer in the file-sharing community. It turned out that a people-powered link finding plugin, if modified, can be useful to more people than just an anti-piracy outfit. MUSO revealed that the plugin will initially be available for Chrome, and then also for IE and Firefox.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
September 24th,2013Posted by:
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
|just don't up date browser or someone will make there own browser|
|posted by (2013-09-24 17:16:57)|
|They have nothing else to do with themselves but to mess with us and little do they know, it's always a way around something; so that being said, someone will come up with something to continue to do what we are doing. The system are the biggest criminal bastards ever and if everyone get together and protest about the illegal shit they do every damn day then we can get justice.|
|posted by (2013-09-24 18:46:57)|
|@nutnut ... It's a PLUGIN, not an update, therefore the only way it'll get used on Mozilla browsers is if somebody deliberately downloads and installs it. For IE and Chrome, they could probably DISGUISE it as an automatic program update (as part of windows update), but not with firefox (or waterfox). With THOSE browsers you'd have to search for and install it on your browser DELIBERATELY ... NOT - GOING - TO - HAPPEN!!|
|/AGREE WITH POST #3 , Thanks for the great articles as always :>|
|posted by (2013-09-24 23:25:43)|
|“developers explained that the links will feed into the MUSO system to correctly match only illegal content links to creative content. The group promised to use a combination of automated matching algorithms”；“MUSO promised that the plugin is fully anonymous and users would not be identified in any way".|
MUSO is bullsh*tting! There is always an IP address. And who want this plugin. We do the work and MUSO gets paid.
|posted by (2013-09-25 07:17:07)|
|or use this http://piratebrowser.com/|
|@Crash1 who was talking about firefox? and how do you know its not going to be a sly update for most browsers? But thanks for that in depth explanation i love a smart ass.|
|"MUSO promised that the plugin is fully anonymous and users would not be identified in any way".|
DO THESE PEOPLE BELIEVE THE TORRENT COMMUNITY IS MADE UP OF A BUNCH OF IDIOTS!?, I GUESS THEY DO. DOESN'T THIS SOUND A BIT FAMILIAR!? GET PEOPLE TO SNITCH ON THEMSELVES. THE REASON THEY'RE GRASPING AT STRAWS SO BADLY IS BECAUSE WHILE THEY WERE MAKING OTHER LAWS TO CONTINUE TO SCREW US OVER, THE TORRENT COMMUNITY WAS BEING BORN. THEY'RE JUST PISSED OFF THAT WE KEEP GAINING STEPS AHEAD OF THEM. LET'S KEEP SHARING INFORMATION AND EDUCATING ONE ANOTHER. THEY MIGHT BE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING... BUT I GUARANTEE YOU THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF WHAT WE MIGHT DO.
PEACE IN PEACE OUT!
|Who would install this willingly? Not RJB!!!!|
|people already spy on what we do online. watch the film terms and conditions may apply. its just a matter of time before this is mandatory on certain browsers with out people ever knowing it. its naive to think we are steps ahead, and someones combating it. thats just talk. did the people combating stop some of the best sites from getting shut down? did they stop stupid cinavia from becoming a part of bluray players? granted this didnt stop anything, but no one stopped it from happening. no one made something to combat it. the way to combat it is to organize and boycott. imagine if every bittorrent user stopped using google at the exact same time. you think google would rethink its position?|
|posted by (2013-09-25 21:44:29)|
|Piratebrowser is only intended to circumvent censorship|
|posted by (2013-09-26 03:28:22)|
|I want this said no one ever. Corporation are not really people but yet the Law says they are? WTF?|
|posted by (2013-09-26 06:43:11)|
|that uses firefox + run on the tor network so everything help.|
|#10. I TOTALLY AGREE ESPECIALLY ABOUT HOW WE TAKE SITES GETTING SHUT DOWN SEEMS TO BE TAKEN AS A NATURAL DISASTER, WE NEED TO BE AS STRATEGIC AS THE SO-CALLED "POWERS THAT BE" ARE WITH WHATEVER B.S PLAN THEY COME UP WITH. WHAT WE SHOULD DO AS THE TORRENT COMMUNITY IS FIND WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO THE ARCHITECTS OF THESE SITES BY ACTUALLY FIGHTING FOR THEIR(OUR)RIGHT TO EXIST, 'CAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO HURTS MORE FROM A SIGHT BEING SHUT DOWN THAT THE PEOPLE(BUILDERS & UP-LOADERS)RESPONSIBLE FOR IT'S EXISTENCE. BOYCOTTING SOME OF THEIR OWN SEEMS TO BE A GOOD IDEA, I BELIEVE WE ALL(UL & DL) NEED TO TRULY WORK TOGETHER(STRATEGIES) & COME UP WITH WAYS TO EFFICIENTLY FIGHT BACK. WE NEED TO DO MORE THAN DL AND SAY THANK YOU. LET'S MOVE AS A MULTI-NATIONAL UNIT WITH A COMMON GOAL.|
PEACE IN PEACE OUT!
|I must be missing something here because why would anyone in the torrent community knowingly install a plugin which spies|
on their own downloads and then reports these to a 3rd party? Why would anyone in their right mind want to do that?
Plugins to browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc are not installed by default but only by the choice of the user and
the user can then choose to get rid of them. If in some manner a plugin was installed secretly, by collusion between say,
Google, and "MUSO", the anti-piracy outfit mentioned above, this would be illegal unless Google made plain that whenever
you ran Chrome you would also be running this plugin by default, and there was also an option to stop the plugin. Otherwise,
the plugin would be nothing more than malware or a browser hijacker. I can't believe Google would support such an illegal
infection of the Chrome browser.
|posted by (2013-09-28 06:58:15)|
|Have to agree with #2 Ceezz. A. They are the biggest fuktards and criminals. First of all, (speaking for myself)95% of the stuff I download I would never see at a theater, purchase online or at a record store, nor would I purchase the software. If there is a movie that really want to see, shit I'll pay to check it out. So point being the amount of money they are truly loosing is a total bullsh*t #. And these guys PROMISE..they won't use it illegally..REALLY!!! They will stick it in by every conceivable malware, adware, cookie, virus and any possible way they can. I'm with you DIGITALBUTTERFLY we all better pay attention to what's all going around us and educating others. I can't think of a single issue our fearless leaders have told the truth about.|
|posted by (2013-09-30 17:57:59)|
|DIGITALBUTTERFLY, Yes I totally agree and @taker, that is true. I tried that browser out as it did not work out for me. It was very slow at loading; I mean it may work out for others but not me.|
|Definitely not a new concept to use reverse browsing (a practice that has seen Microsoft in the EU courts and lost them the french government and schools license revenues for years.)Windows for those unaware of it ships with backdoors and security access as well as windows controlled malware which is how they disinfected 3 million pc`s without the owners permission to reportedly take down a virus (without success or the owners permission).From the story above I gather it is to be a self installed reporting plugin that they are talking about and you have to be a real sad clown to peruse torrent sights for infringing copyrighted files to report them for the Man who has already got everything from CCTV to your own computer monitoring you already.||
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