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Canada to Block VPN?

Canada to Block VPN?

Added: Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:VPN, , Internet, Canada, technology
According to new documents recently released by Canadian government, emerging issues may include targeting the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and website blocking. The document identifies a few issues, each likely to be exceptionally controversial. One of the issues involves the copyright infringement using VPN services. VPNs are widely used in corporate environments to ensure secure and safe communications and by a growing number of Internet users seeking technological tools to better protect their privacy online. The same technologies can be used to hide copyright infringing activity, however.

While VPNs have plenty legitimate purposes, especially for those concerned about their privacy, internet users also use them to prevent being tracked by monitoring companies. While the use of VPNs for infringing activities is a concern, targeting these services won’t go down well with privacy advocates - Canadian law professor Michael Geis says.

Canada to block VPN

VPNs could also play a major role in a second point being raised, which mentions the hybrid legal and illegal offer of online content. Although it’s not further specified, this may refer to the unauthorized access of streaming services such as Netflix in other countries.

Many Canadians use VPN services to access the U.S. version of Netflix, which has a more appealing content library. Earlier, the boss of Canada's premier multimedia company Bell Media accused her daughter of being a Netflix “thief.”

Canadian users noticed that asking to ban legal technologies like VPN because they can be used illegally is ridiculous!

Posted by:  Admin
Date:  Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Comments (15) (please add your comment »)

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-12-11 13:32:15)
analogkid6103 avatarBan VPN's its a great idea for the trolls and the media companies.
Not so good for us.
Maybe it will get hung up in litigation for years and years?
But what will be the last call?
Somehow they will find a way to weaken them so they can "peek" at the content with a legal reasoning Of... that its strictly for copyright detection and can't see or recognize anything else. That's my prediction.

And I hope that im wrong. But Im probably not.

And then we will have to find another way to mask the true nature of the content.

And the circle grows bigger and goes round and round and round and round all the day long.
And the real winners will be the Lawyers and the tech guys.
And then there is still Project Maelstrom.
Which is gonna throw yet something else into the mix....and round and round....

posted by (2015-12-11 17:16:26)
robbow123 avatarI doubt this will become law. Just a paper issued by the government which produces lots of studies and what if scenarios which remain that.

Banning a technology that is lawful and has legitimate and legal purposes is like banning anything that has the potential to be used illegally. Cars, knives, computers, even pillows can kill someone

So this will not occur. But thanks for the info

posted by Turtle (2015-12-11 17:25:17)
BaBaDapper avatarPretty sure it will occur, world wide too, question is...how many years will it take? MPAA et al probably already thinking of how to create a VPN Monster scapegoat so they can all point the finger and blame the cover VPNs give the monsters of this world.

posted by (2015-12-12 01:37:07)
Matey2015 avatarPeople really should get to their senses with all that technological nonsense!

posted by Turtle (2015-12-12 04:21:43)
zacsawyer avatarTax the hell out of it like everything else. They need the money for corporate bail outs and jails for us "thieves".

posted by (2015-12-12 07:11:14)
Datashift avatarThis whole issue is plan stupid due to the fact, monitoring servers that are personal or just a routing point is just like trespassing on someone's property. All these vpn, direct connect to an ip address and ban the ip's of the honeypots. Funny thing is, if you look up some of the ip's they are government computers in the USA and the major one in Iceland where the vortex is that is in the name of a security school. Funny thing is this top class security school does ddos attacks against individuals to gain access illegally to others computers in the name of a teaching tool. Now, what are they going to do if someone creates a different os that is not mac/linux or windows that uses different code then v4 or v6? Or a program that is not script kiddied off the framework of windows and truly is layered encryption? How about you just bring BlockBuster and Roders video back and stop complaining about the 25 cents for a disc and well, stop asking so much for pay as your just an entertainer that really doesn't give anything to the world but how stupid of a role model you can be by doing drugs and sleeping around. Your personal lives are more interesting then your movies because for example, how many times are you going to reuse all the special effect and changing the color like a cars salesman?

posted by (2015-12-12 17:47:45)
MolsonMuscle avatarFear mongering.... it sells.
Maybe this would have been an issue if the Harper conservatives were still in power but not anymore with the Trudeau led Liberals.

I am curious to know though... how the hell do they know you are using a VPN? Does it not go against everything a VPN is used for if they can so easily discover, and block, you using one?

posted by (2015-12-12 23:38:47)
ZombieTux avatarHow???
It's not like if it was a tool you install or download.
It's built in the os (for ubuntu at least).

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2015-12-13 01:49:16)
fusseltier avatartelecom companies use vpn for the technicians and engineers to be able to work remotely.
not to mention the countless other companies that need vpn to function.
whoever thought up the idea to block vpn is a moron.
why not just block muslims from using computers, oh wait, thats trumps next idea.

posted by Turtle (2015-12-13 13:43:54)
BaBaDapper avatarThey will probably block anyone who does not need one as part of their work. Like there are loopholes for having access to some chemicals, having knives, wearing helmets blah.

They want to take it away from the little man who uses it for P2P. Its a good idea from their point of view.

posted by (2015-12-13 15:02:18)
jamie1983 avatarYeah! Really! The little man like me for using it for P2P. Hell Extratorrent is my homepage. Just about the only site I visit several times on a daily bases. ET rules!

posted by (2015-12-15 00:19:29)
Glenn_K9 avatarWhy does the government continually have to bully the public....?????

posted by (2015-12-15 17:13:40)
StuPadaso avatar"Many Canadians use VPN services to access the U.S. version of Netflix, which has a more appealing content library."

That's not entirely true and I wish the media would stop saying that. Most of the people I know have come to realize that the US Netflix isn't any better than the CDN version.

The rule of thumb is "US has better TV shows, CDN has better movies." Of course there are exceptions to the rules, but it is fairly accurate.

For movies the US has quantity, not quality. The US has much more, but a shit load of them are 70's, 80's, 90's movies we've all seen dozens of times. The CDN movie selection on Netflix is hands down much much better.

posted by ET junkieET lover (2015-12-16 03:51:48)
Pfizer13 avatarStandard VPNs certainly will be blocked, but there are some that are designed specifically to circumvent this kind of blocking, although they can only circumvent it for a short period of time.

posted by (2015-12-17 02:12:45)
No avatarTry finding the program "Protectii". It works with utorrent and jacks your IP. Throws out bogus IP's the whole time you are torrenting.

I have been using it for years without fail. No notices. I almost gave up on torrents after I got a notice, but happened to find this app and now have been torrenting like mad ever since!

I found it on megaupload about 4 years ago, but I have no idea if it is still there. I don't know who wrote it, but I have a BIG TIME THANK YOU to them for it!

I'm not sure why it is not more well know either, especially here on the best torrenting site ever created. I've been reading articles here at ET for years on copyrights, VPN's, etc. and never seen anyone even mention it.

I never really wanted to get into the frey of commenting on stuff, so I never got a user name. But P2P networking is really taking a hit since RightsCorp got into the business of being the copyright nanny and I just had to get this info about this program out there, so here I am.

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