France Thinking of Obligatory SpywareAdded: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
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The question on how HADOPI was going to enforce a “three-strikes” legislation was discussed a lot, raising doubts on the possibility of the law’s enforcement. The most controversial point of the law is guarding against false accusations. Now the floating idea is to force Internet users to mount spyware performing real-time observations of types of Internet protocols used on a PC and some other things.
Welcome the newest ill-advised idea suggested along with a “three-strikes” regime. Trying to answer the question how users can guard against false accusations, at the same time confidently saying they have done everything possible to protect against Wi-Fi hacking, the government goes as far as suggesting to require consumers install an application monitoring the protocols going over the broadband connection at the time.
The suggestion was published within the public consultation that has been launched late in July with the purpose to find a solution for users claiming innocence if being accused of copyright violation (“three-strikes” law means after 3 accusations the court can disconnect the consumer).
So far HADOPI wants the program to satisfy four elements, including the real time monitoring of protocol traffic, analysis of configuration files, logging all activity on the broadband for a year, and a warning system allowing to notify users if they want to use a peer-to-peer connection and asking them to confirm they really do want to start a download. The core idea is that if the user doesn’t have the application installed, he/she can’t claim they are innocent after being accused of copyright violation.
In fact, the information on this suggestion was private, but leaked through the country’s media. Nevertheless, the only thoughts coming to one’s mind after knowing it would be comprehension of a huge push to patch this program instantly, probably giving off a false signal to guide the customers’ privacy. Another thought is that banning peer-to-peer protocols is still controversial because they can also be used legally, like for watching prime time TV show in BitTorrent, legally offered by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Anyway, proposing user-side software is not a solution to the problem, as it demands honesty from the user, who is accused of infringement. No logic, is there?
August 11th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
|posted by (2010-08-12 00:09:10)|
|when will people wake up and realise that this is not about copyright law but about the government (aka nwo) having total control over monitoring everything that you do|
|Typical of the French and the Europeans any way.|
They have no balls or back bone; why do you think the west - Britian, America, Oz had to save them in WW2?
They are just sheep and follow what ever they are told as long as they get their free washing machines and home appliances and four day work week.
|posted by (2010-08-12 15:50:23)|
|And how many seconds to the first hack of this software? It will allow the user to download anything they want but will report 'all clear' the the government? Hint ask M$ and the users of 'genuine' windows. Pathetic nonsense by people who haven't a clue.|
|viva la france:)|
|First things first: Thanks SaM for these pieces of info your sharing with us.|
Secondly: dear menahunie, you started this, when did U.S. saved Finland in WW2? Or the Brits? Oh Yeah! Sorry! They were fighting side by side with commies to share the world.
Thirdly: To Daewoo, the answer is 42 ;)
Finally: To Cell, I share that :)
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