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    News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    Three warning letters sent to infringers before revealing identity.
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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    How will people get their anime from now on? Wait several years for a horrible dub to come out with a possible DVD release later on? CrunchyRoll is a step in the right direction but still not enough.

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    You know Britain has finished its assimilation into the US when it adopts making laws based on ridiculous baseball analogies.
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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeven View Post
    How will people get their anime from now on? Wait several years for a horrible dub to come out with a possible DVD release later on? CrunchyRoll is a step in the right direction but still not enough.
    Anime is safe, they never go after people for that.

    Crunchyroll subs and video player are really pretty bad, thank god for sub groups.

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    Hmmm is this born out of pressure from media companies lawyers or from genuine protection of IP. Copyright maths? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZadCj8O1-0

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    I wonder if they've taken any notice of the three-strikes system in France; apparently, it has actually reduced the amount of piracy (assuming it's not all shifted to untraceable routes), but there has been no corresponding increase in media sales. What was that, Media companies? Piracy is impacting on your sales? Are you sure?

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    You know Britain has finished its assimilation into the US when it adopts making laws based on ridiculous baseball analogies.
    Not GAA rule rounders?

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    This is shocking, its pretty much guilty until proven innocent and then they want you to pay to appeal. You can't stop a determined hacker from getting into a network/wifi and then downloading illegal content using their connection, this is a terrible ruling.

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    The success of France's three strikes system must be the reason for pushing ahead with this, oh wait media revenue is still declining at the same pace as before...

    That judge has a twisted sense of what is fair, this ruling reverses the accepted norm for justice by making the accused guilty until proven innocent. It is like putting people in jail first and then having a trial later.

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    1) Google wardriving
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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    Quote Originally Posted by IronWarrior View Post
    Anime is safe, they never go after people for that.

    Crunchyroll subs and video player are really pretty bad, thank god for sub groups.
    Really? All good then. And what's so bad about CrunchyRoll's subs and the video player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brasco View Post
    Hmmm is this born out of pressure from media companies lawyers or from genuine protection of IP.
    Obviously the former, since I strongly suspect that - like previous attempts - this will do sod all to "protect IP". Actually, what even happened to that "internet tax" that someone was proposing?
    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    This is shocking, its pretty much guilty until proven innocent and then they want you to pay to appeal. You can't stop a determined hacker from getting into a network/wifi and then downloading illegal content using their connection, this is a terrible ruling.
    Agree with that first and last part - I too would be a little concerned about upon whom the burden of proof would lie - do the IP holders have to prove that you illegally acquired the content, rather than some wardriving hacker piggy-backing your poorly secured connection. Just looking around my neighbourhood it's amazing how many folks are still using WEP and/or haven't changed SSID - although that's better than six months ago when there were a handful of unsecured connections!

    Middle bit I'm not so sure of - use WPA2 with a long (60+ characters) key with it changed monthly(/weekly) and surely you'd be secure from all but state-backed intrusions? Alternately just shut off WiFi and use screened Ethernet cables, (seen adverts for "secure" cables that claim to have extra screening material - probably a marketing gimmick).

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    2014, thats good.
    Gives me plenty of time ...
    I want to download my anime, my movies and my TV shows dammit!

    Media sales declining ( for music industry ) as the artits are ****e! Get rid of all these hip-hop, R&B, scantily dressed singers who cant sing, and boy bands who sound like chipmunks.

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    What would happen if you were found guilty of using an IP scrambler to use the US Netflix? Is that something that they would "strike" you for? I may have answered my own question with "using an IP scrambler" mind...

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    Re: News - Ofcom 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders

    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    This is shocking, its pretty much guilty until proven innocent and then they want you to pay to appeal. You can't stop a determined hacker from getting into a network/wifi and then downloading illegal content using their connection, this is a terrible ruling.
    I vote for the 10 wicket rule!

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