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Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:44 am
by smeggypants
Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

Another clever initiate which is going to stop people downloading. NOT!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28523738

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:51 am
by diablo
It is quite clever actually. Somebody in the police obviously has a working braincell! :eek4: ;) Probably won't have much real effect but it shows the music and film industries that something is 'being done'. Costs nothing to the taxpayer apart from the time they spent negotiating it with the banner advert firms.

I never knew that the download sites had adverts though - due to having ad-blockers installed. :)

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:54 am
by smeggypants
diablo wrote:It is quite clever actually. Somebody in the police obviously has a working braincell! :eek4: ;) Probably won't have much real effect but it shows the music and film industries that something is 'being done'. Costs nothing to the taxpayer apart from the time they spent negotiating it with the banner advert firms.

I never knew that the download sites had adverts though - due to having ad-blockers installed. :)



Well there's a laugh!!

the police creating ads that probably most "downloaders" would never see

:howl: :howl: :howl:

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:10 am
by Channel Hopper
Being virtually nicked is up there with the ASBO trophy, innit !

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:10 am
by diablo
smeggypants wrote:
diablo wrote:It is quite clever actually. Somebody in the police obviously has a working braincell! :eek4: ;) Probably won't have much real effect but it shows the music and film industries that something is 'being done'. Costs nothing to the taxpayer apart from the time they spent negotiating it with the banner advert firms.

I never knew that the download sites had adverts though - due to having ad-blockers installed. :)



Well there's a laugh!!

the police creating ads that probably most "downloaders" would never see

:howl: :howl: :howl:


When the government have their next meeting with the TV/film/record people they can say they are "doing something" though, along with those warning emails.

Would you prefer they legislate to slow down or terminate ISP accounts of downloaders? They could easily have done that.

I'd rather they didn't, not that I download very much illegally (compared to some, anyway) but I like my pirate Sky Sports cricket broadcasts. :)

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:28 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
diablo wrote:It is quite clever actually. Somebody in the police obviously has a working braincell! :eek4: ;) Probably won't have much real effect but it shows the music and film industries that something is 'being done'. Costs nothing to the taxpayer apart from the time they spent negotiating it with the banner advert firms.

I never knew that the download sites had adverts though - due to having ad-blockers installed. :)



Well there's a laugh!!

the police creating ads that probably most "downloaders" would never see

:howl: :howl: :howl:


When the government have their next meeting with the TV/film/record people they can say they are "doing something" though, along with those warning emails.

Would you prefer they legislate to slow down or terminate ISP accounts of downloaders? They could easily have done that.

I'd rather they didn't, not that I download very much illegally (compared to some, anyway) but I like my pirate Sky Sports cricket broadcasts. :)


I though they did that already?
Unless its my settings that affect my uploads. My downloads aren't slowed down at all. :shrug:

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:52 am
by smeggypants
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
diablo wrote:It is quite clever actually. Somebody in the police obviously has a working braincell! :eek4: ;) Probably won't have much real effect but it shows the music and film industries that something is 'being done'. Costs nothing to the taxpayer apart from the time they spent negotiating it with the banner advert firms.

I never knew that the download sites had adverts though - due to having ad-blockers installed. :)



Well there's a laugh!!

the police creating ads that probably most "downloaders" would never see

:howl: :howl: :howl:


When the government have their next meeting with the TV/film/record people they can say they are "doing something" though, along with those warning emails.

Would you prefer they legislate to slow down or terminate ISP accounts of downloaders? They could easily have done that.

I'd rather they didn't, not that I download very much illegally (compared to some, anyway) but I like my pirate Sky Sports cricket broadcasts. :)


I don't think they could do it easily. it's all bluff. regardless of logging ISPs, IP address and even mac addresses, their's no way of proving who actually downloaded what and in reality the media industry knows damn well that that allowing freestuff ( while pretendign to clamp down on it ) is a great publicity.

That's why you can get pretty much anything you want on Youtube.

I know this "business model" ftom the Middle East where every High st has a load of shops selling bootleg movies and music ( or it did ).

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:00 am
by Resonance
Yes, the music industry used to make a right fuss about people being able to listen the their music for free. Nowadays though they upload their stuff to YouTube before it's even released. I know they get some money that way (fractions of a penny per play), but it kind of shoots down their old theory that if people could listen for free they wouldn't buy the music.

It proves really that piracy has probably helped the music industry by way of promotion, the same way they promote by uploading to YouTube. If people listening for free didn't sell more records then they wouldn't be actively letting people listen for free.

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:10 am
by smeggypants
Resonance wrote:Yes, the music industry used to make a right fuss about people being able to listen the their music for free. Nowadays though they upload their stuff to YouTube before it's even released. I know they get some money that way (fractions of a penny per play), but it kind of shoots down their old theory that if people could listen for free they wouldn't buy the music.

It proves really that piracy has probably helped the music industry by way of promotion, the same way they promote by uploading to YouTube. If people listening for free didn't sell more records then they wouldn't be actively letting people listen for free.


Exactly.

People have always had access to free_music ever since the advent of the tape recorder. 1920s? 1930s?

I used to tape friend' s Albums on cassete in the 1970s. I used to borrow albums from the local library and tape them.

The music industry didnt collapse then, it didn't collapse when people ripped CDs and it hasn't collapsed now people can find anything on youtube.

As Wots would say: Load of bollocks! :)

Even the silly blocking of the pirate bay was a total failure

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:39 am
by Channel Hopper
A motorist tried to make police see the funny side after he was caught speeding by a roadside camera.

The man was sent a picture of his offending car, by police in Crewe, Cheshire, plus details of hi speed and a £40 fine. So he wrote out a cheque for £40, photographed it then sent the picture of the cheque back.

But police had the last laugh. They sent the man a photograph of a pair of handcuffs as a warning of what might happen if he did not pay. The man, who has not been named by police, then set the real cheque by return post.





http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/handcuff.asp

:D

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:41 am
by Resonance
smeggypants wrote:
Resonance wrote:Yes, the music industry used to make a right fuss about people being able to listen the their music for free. Nowadays though they upload their stuff to YouTube before it's even released. I know they get some money that way (fractions of a penny per play), but it kind of shoots down their old theory that if people could listen for free they wouldn't buy the music.

It proves really that piracy has probably helped the music industry by way of promotion, the same way they promote by uploading to YouTube. If people listening for free didn't sell more records then they wouldn't be actively letting people listen for free.


Exactly.

People have always had access to free_music ever since the advent of the tape recorder. 1920s? 1930s?

I used to tape friend' s Albums on cassete in the 1970s. I used to borrow albums from the local library and tape them.

The music industry didnt collapse then, it didn't collapse when people ripped CDs and it hasn't collapsed now people can find anything on youtube.

As Wots would say: Load of bollocks! :)

Even the silly blocking of the pirate bay was a total failure


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:doh: :doh:

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:51 am
by smeggypants
Resonance wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
Resonance wrote:Yes, the music industry used to make a right fuss about people being able to listen the their music for free. Nowadays though they upload their stuff to YouTube before it's even released. I know they get some money that way (fractions of a penny per play), but it kind of shoots down their old theory that if people could listen for free they wouldn't buy the music.

It proves really that piracy has probably helped the music industry by way of promotion, the same way they promote by uploading to YouTube. If people listening for free didn't sell more records then they wouldn't be actively letting people listen for free.


Exactly.

People have always had access to free_music ever since the advent of the tape recorder. 1920s? 1930s?

I used to tape friend' s Albums on cassete in the 1970s. I used to borrow albums from the local library and tape them.

The music industry didnt collapse then, it didn't collapse when people ripped CDs and it hasn't collapsed now people can find anything on youtube.

As Wots would say: Load of bollocks! :)

Even the silly blocking of the pirate bay was a total failure


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:doh: :doh:



:howl: :howl: :howl: :howl:

I remember that. :) we all did a big


:maduk: :maduk: :maduk: :fingers: :fingers: :fingers:

at it at the time too :) :howl: :howl:

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:54 am
by Resonance
Back in the day I used a tape to tape machine to copy computer games. Worked well :)

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:42 am
by wotsit2
i used to record music from radio . my tape deck had manual recording level so i used to play " beat the dj " on a sunday early evening :)

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:12 pm
by diablo
smeggypants wrote:
diablo wrote:When the government have their next meeting with the TV/film/record people they can say they are "doing something" though, along with those warning emails.

Would you prefer they legislate to slow down or terminate ISP accounts of downloaders? They could easily have done that.

I'd rather they didn't, not that I download very much illegally (compared to some, anyway) but I like my pirate Sky Sports cricket broadcasts. :)


I don't think they could do it easily. it's all bluff. regardless of logging ISPs, IP address and even mac addresses, their's no way of proving who actually downloaded what and in reality the media industry knows damn well that that allowing freestuff ( while pretendign to clamp down on it ) is a great publicity.

That's why you can get pretty much anything you want on Youtube.

I know this "business model" ftom the Middle East where every High st has a load of shops selling bootleg movies and music ( or it did ).


The 'easily' in my post meant that it would be easy to create a law which required the ISPs to cut off clients who were doing illegal stuff.

That doesn't mean it would be an easy job for the ISPs, that's why they complained so much and the government caved in. Thus requiring the 'sticking plasters' of the email warnings and banner ads.

The ISPs look at evry packet of date sent from your computer, as shown by my usage stats for the last few days -

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- so they know when you are using P2P etc. It is just very expensive for them to piece together what the packets contain - though it can be done unless they are encrypted as in dark net traffic.

I doubt they know if my P2P usage is kiddy porn or the cricket (it is the cricket by the way :) ) but I think Mr Murdoch would like Plusnet to throttle me and force me to buy Sky Sports. :)