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News Bill signals end of free WiFi

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Mar 2010.

  1. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    lol this is kinda like gun laws, they only hurt the people with the intentions of good not the people who do bad, why wont a fat cat ever learn this ~_~
     
  2. TheUn4seen

    TheUn4seen New Member

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    The only worrying thing is that all the sh*t that your government comes up with filters to EU. So thanks to you, soon we'll have positioning chips installed and every word recorded.
    I mean, what the f*ck did you have against 100W lightbulbs? Thanks to UK, they're forbidden now in EU.
    I knew I was right when I voted against joining the EU, in a few years I'll have to move to Canada to be able to make a phonecall without a policeman listening, while in EU Germany will resurrect Stasi and Gestapo to be the New European Union Police.
     
  3. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Just say no.
     
  4. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Almost every hotspot only allows ports 80 & 443 to come through.
    You can't VPN from most let alone fileshare.
     
  5. whiskers

    whiskers New Member

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    But, we'll still be able to download from rapidshare, megaupload, megashares, hotfile, netload, mediasend, sendfile, yousendit, etc., etc., - you get my point?
     
  6. brave758

    brave758 New Member

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    Lol what a load of bull by people who haven't got a clue.

    Psytec you are so right, **** man what happened to innocent until proven guilty.

    Also it no better here in Canada this **** is going on all over now.
     
  7. TSR2

    TSR2 New Member

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    So we give you internets.
    But you can't get it through private wireless.
    And the internet we're giving you is too slow to be of any real use. The project will inevitably end up late and over budget.
    Thank you Socialism.
     
  8. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    A combination of :wallbash: , :duh: and epic fail, all rolled into one.

    This government astounds me. On the one hand, we have the Science and Technology Committee making recommendations based in scientific fact and sound reasoning (i.e. recommending that NHS funding for homeopathy be removed); then on the other hand we have, amongst other misguided legislation, this short-sighted bill completely undermining all credibility.

    Incidentally, the Science and Technology Committee is made up of members of the House of Lords, whereas this bill is backed primarily by Members of Parliament and was resisted by a number of strong voices in the House of Lords. Do we still think that - as many have called for - abolishing the House of Lords is a good idea?
     
  9. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    There, I fixed that for you!:D
     
  10. TSR2

    TSR2 New Member

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    @BLC
    Exactly. The Lords and the Commons appear to have undergone pretty much a complete reversal; now the Commons are the corrupt, greedy ones that you wouldn't trust to run a fish stall. The Lords, as a rule, are pretty ordinary people.
    @eddtox: In what way is restricting free enterprise by artificial and punitive laws Capitalism?
     
  11. brave758

    brave758 New Member

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    Times have changed it now seem the house of commons is anything but, should be renamed the house of scaremongering, corruption and control freaks set on there own political control and gains agenda.

    Who to vote for next........ Oh thats right different idiot same agenda.

    On a side note has anyone watch the zeitgeist movies yet?
    http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/
    very good to be taken with a pinch of salt but it ain't to far from the truth.
     
  12. InSanCen

    InSanCen Buckling Spring Fetishist

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    This will just lead to more laws. Do these people really think they can regulate something that by it's very nature connects pretty much every country on earth? There is, and always will be a way round it. As usual, the government are petrified by something they cannot control, and this, amongst other half-assed ideas, is their attempt to control it. The Beauty of the 'net is that is is unregulated. Sites implement their own rules based on their users, and that is how it should stay.
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    aww you beat me to it, lol I really wish people would educate themselves before throwing words around.
     
  14. mrbens

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    Yeah Zeitgeist is great. It's been around for a few years now.

    What a horrible news story this is.
     
  15. evanjdooner

    evanjdooner Booty like POW!

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    Young even singles out libraries, stating that offering such organisations a 'common carrier' status that would protect them from prosecution under the bill would "send entirely the wrong signal and could lead to 'fake' [libraries] being set up, claiming an exemption and becoming a hub for copyright infringement."

    Wait, am I the only one to take exception to this? This is the most ludicrous thing I have ever heard.
     
  16. Confused Fishcake

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    While ip-over-dns, a ssh server listening on ports 80,53,443, and multiple vpns continue to give me free internet on all paid for wifi points, and I can't see this actually affecting me, its sickening. There's simply no way it can be practical either, without seriously curtailing people's freedoms and convenience.
     
  17. cyberspice

    cyberspice Angel on a bad trip

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    Yet another example of those in control taking a heavy handed approach to combating piracy that only actually punishes honest law abiding people. F**king morons...
     
  18. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Surely you do not think that this has been thought up with a complete lack of involvement from the various film/record industry associations? This is nothing to do with restricting free enterprise it has to do with the film/record/software industries lobbying to protect their bottom lines, and if free enterprise happens to be a casualty, so be it.

    We have created a system where money comes above everything else and now we wonder why commercial entities care about nothing other than their bottom lines.

    Two birds, one stone. Downloads have essentially killed the second-hand market, so now they figure they'll go for the other fly in the ointment which is libraries. In their mind a lending = lost sales. Greed 101.
     
  19. Dreaming

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    Holy crap calm down.

    I'm discussing the issue of the need for property law. If it was my knife, I would have to explain how you got it, no? If you stole it, fair dues. If I gave it to you, am I not in some part culpable? Think it through before foaming at the mouth.

    As for my opinion, like I said in my post I'm both ways about it. But you just find the bit you can object to loudest and have a right go while bashing one out if that's what gets you going.

    Pissing confrontational forum warriors.
     
  20. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how they figure this will help piracy, it's just going to piss people off making them want to pirate more just as a giant FU to the man.

    I've said it before and i'll say it again the best way to solve piracy is to make buying movies/games/music so cheap and so incredibly easy that the time spent pirating said content is not worth the effort.
     
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