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  • Fight Back: Speak Out Against ACTA, Sign the Petition

    Learn more about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and sign the petition against it. If you don't know what the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is please see this: [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoW26CwhcR8[/embed] ACTA can be more dangerous than SOPA and PIPA and can potentially create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, meaning that Internet distribution and information technology would be highly monitored and constantly reported to law enforcement agencies.

    We must not let this bill pass, we must continue to preserve the freedoms granted to us by the Constitution. Please sign the below petitions and speak out against this bill, stand up and protest while we still have that freedom. Learn how to act against ACTA. Petitions :

    U.S. anti-ACTA White House Petition: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petition...ernet/MwfSVNBK
    Canada - Petition: http://www.petitiononlinecanada.com/...zation-act/362
    Canada - Take 1 minute to send a letter contesting Bill C-11: http://www.ccer.ca/canadians-only-please/
    Ireland - anti-SOPAIreland Petition: http://stopsopaireland.com/
    Poland - ACTA Referendum: http://referendumacta.pl/
    Global anti-ACTA Petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet/

    Stand up, Speak out. Learn more about ACTA here:https://www.eff.org/issues/acta
    Jon@zeropaid.com | @jkaykin
    Last edited by BackDoor_Man; 2012-02-06, 07:08 AM.

  • #2
    Already too late in Europe. It was signed by many member states a couple of weeks ago. This is stealth legislation that is being forced through without much debate and those who are pushing it through know little about the impact this legislation will have on legitimate sites. There is no way that a site such as YouTube can police every video for copyright infringement. Too much power is being placed into the hands of coprorations who only have to cry wolf and a site goes down.

    Why do the media corporations now not take a look at the internet landscape and see how users out there are consuming their content and then put services at a reasonable price in place to address these needs? The reason for most piracy is that there is either a delay in getting the movie or TV series to another country or that the user would never have paid for the content in the first place.

    A service that I would subscribe to is an online service, at a reasonable price, where I could avail of all TV content and watch when I want and at a reasonable quality. Place advertisements in the content or around it - I would not care as long as I could get to watch the content when and where I wanted to. Things I miss from home are live soccer games and I would pay to see them. I pay for cable TV now - why do the media companies not look at a new service where they can offer, at reasonable rate or comparable rates to cable TV, for all online content. They could readily control the distribution, access and data around all the viewing. This is an opportunity for the media companies but they are treating this like a threat. Get some savvy guys in there to sort this out and change the way in which content is delivered and paid for and watch the level of piracy drop to nothing. Just look at the impact iTunes has had on the music industry. Yes there is still piracy of music but for the most part those who are pirating the music would never have purchased the music anyway so the media companies are not losing out.

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    • #3
      I'm sorry but I can't do anything detrimental to the United States. otherwise I will be considered a terrorist and sent to gitmo for reeducation per NDAA

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      • #4
        Originally posted by thegreatoneo View Post
        I'm sorry but I can't do anything detrimental to the United States. otherwise I will be considered a terrorist and sent to gitmo for reeducation per NDAA
        In other words you are cannon fodder (USMC or USAC)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by biking View Post
          Yes there is still piracy of music but for the most part those who are pirating the music would never have purchased the music anyway so the media companies are not losing out.
          Hmmm.... I dunno. I used to buy CD's...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hml View Post
            Hmmm.... I dunno. I used to buy CD's...
            Do they sell many CDs any more? I have not been in a music store in a long time.

            I get most of mine through iTunes now. It has been several years since I bought a CD.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by biking View Post
              Do they sell many CDs any more? I have not been in a music store in a long time.

              I get most of mine through iTunes now. It has been several years since I bought a CD.
              I actually have credit on iTunes for a couple free songs. I never bother to use them. There are too many other options.

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              • #8
                "Today will be a day long remembered. It has seen the death of individual freedoms,
                and soon the fall of personal choice."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by biking View Post
                  Do they sell many CDs any more? I have not been in a music store in a long time.

                  I get most of mine through iTunes now. It has been several years since I bought a CD.
                  you buy itunes? I just torrent mine

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by thegreatoneo View Post
                    you buy itunes? I just torrent mine
                    And if ACTA passes, what will you do then?

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                    • #11
                      Interesting Video from New Zealand

                      http://www.3news.co.nz/Campbell-Live...6/Default.aspx

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                      • #12
                        Just when they think they've won, here comes:

                        http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/0...sible-to-stop/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hijinx View Post
                          Just when they think they've won, here comes:

                          http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/0...sible-to-stop/
                          Thanks Jinxie, I`ve downloaded it and am going to try it out.

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                          • #14
                            After reading the article I decided to check it out so I downloaded the Mac version, there are versions for windows and Linuz however,so far Tribler has turned out to be a piece of crap on the Mac. It doesn`t even boot up just quits with an error. They claim that it took five years to develop it, I think they might need five years more!

                            Here is a copy of the console log:
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] Traceback (most recent call last):
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 309, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] _run('tribler.py')
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 306, in _run
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] execfile(path, globals(), globals())
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/tribler.py", line 27, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] from Tribler.Main.vwxGUI.MainFrame import FileDropTarget
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/MainFrame.pyo", line 23, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/TopSearchPanel.pyo", line 4, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/GuiUtility.pyo", line 14, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "Tribler/Core/BuddyCast/buddycast.pyo", line 172, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "Tribler/Core/NATFirewall/DialbackMsgHandler.pyo", line 33, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "Tribler/Core/Overlay/SecureOverlay.pyo", line 16, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] File "Tribler/Core/CacheDB/sqlitecachedb.pyo", line 17, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM [0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496] ImportError: dynamic module does not define init function (initapsw)
                            2/9/12 1:12:16 PM Tribler[44496] Tribler Error
                            2/9/12 1:12:23 PM com.apple.launchd[92] ([0x0-0x3af3af].Tribler[44496]) Exited with exit code: 255
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] Traceback (most recent call last):
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 309, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] _run('tribler.py')
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 306, in _run
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] execfile(path, globals(), globals())
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/tribler.py", line 27, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] from Tribler.Main.vwxGUI.MainFrame import FileDropTarget
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/MainFrame.pyo", line 23, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/TopSearchPanel.pyo", line 4, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/GuiUtility.pyo", line 14, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "Tribler/Core/BuddyCast/buddycast.pyo", line 172, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "Tribler/Core/NATFirewall/DialbackMsgHandler.pyo", line 33, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "Tribler/Core/Overlay/SecureOverlay.pyo", line 16, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] File "Tribler/Core/CacheDB/sqlitecachedb.pyo", line 17, in <module>
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM [0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537] ImportError: dynamic module does not define init function (initapsw)
                            2/9/12 1:42:13 PM Tribler[44537] Tribler Error
                            2/9/12 1:42:24 PM com.apple.launchd[92] ([0x0-0x3b63b6].Tribler[44537]) Exited with exit code: 255
                            2/9/12 2:59:39 PM com.apple.launchd[92] ([0x0-0x35d35d].com.bittorrent.uTorrent[43591]) Exited: Killed
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] Traceback (most recent call last):
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 309, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] _run('tribler.py')
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 306, in _run
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] execfile(path, globals(), globals())
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "/Applications/Tribler.app/Contents/Resources/tribler.py", line 27, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] from Tribler.Main.vwxGUI.MainFrame import FileDropTarget
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/MainFrame.pyo", line 23, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/TopSearchPanel.pyo", line 4, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "Tribler/Main/vwxGUI/GuiUtility.pyo", line 14, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "Tribler/Core/BuddyCast/buddycast.pyo", line 172, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "Tribler/Core/NATFirewall/DialbackMsgHandler.pyo", line 33, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "Tribler/Core/Overlay/SecureOverlay.pyo", line 16, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] File "Tribler/Core/CacheDB/sqlitecachedb.pyo", line 17, in <module>
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM [0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625] ImportError: dynamic module does not define init function (initapsw)
                            2/9/12 2:59:58 PM Tribler[44625] Tribler Error
                            2/9/12 3:00:07 PM com.apple.launchd[92] ([0x0-0x3c13c1].Tribler[44625]) Exited with exit code: 255

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by biking View Post
                              Do they sell many CDs any more? I have not been in a music store in a long time.

                              I get most of mine through iTunes now. It has been several years since I bought a CD.
                              A buddy of mine who has worked as a producer for 20 odd years just laughs when you ask him how CD sales are doing.

                              Another buddy of mine makes his living, or rather, used to make his living making video content for music companies, he's having a hard time making ends meet these days because the evil corporations that used to give him work to do can't afford to any more. The squeeze is not on the Lady Googoos of this world, it is on the little guys.

                              Left to me I would just make a law against selling advertising space on a site which allows copyright infringement.

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