March 16, 2010

3 Strikes and you’re Out…New Piracy Laws

I love Europe.  Also I have never been to Europe.  So I’m not so sure I would actually “love” all the Countries in Europe.  Some of the things that appeal to me about countries like England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and other historic countries in that part of the world are their more liberal attitude with things that most Americans are tight-asses about.  Such as their universal health care system that has been in place for 60+ years, or their many topless beaches, just the basic liberal attitude in general.  But one thing I’m not fond of in France is their 3 strike rule when it comes to anti-piracy.  They have this law that allows someone that is “caught” downloading copyrighted material to have 3 chances to change their evil ways or they will not have internet access anymore.  So in France the Federal Government and ISP’s are working together in order to lock out ppl from internet access that have broken the 3 strike rule.  And of course in a pathetic attempt to salvage a few dollars from their multi-billion dollar industry, Hollywood lobbyists are trying to influence our very own President Obama to consider the law as France sees it.  As I said, I love Europe as well as America but if something like this 3 strike rule flies here in the land of the Free, we will all start to feel a little more Chinese.


  1. thsoundman - March 18, 2010 10:12 am

    I don’t know I would much sooner have this kind of legislation then stupid DRM software that tends to cause TONS of issues on games I buy. Securom is a horrible piece of software that only causes issues on machines.

  2. DanTaylor - March 17, 2010 8:16 pm

    Welcome to the New World Order I guess……..Next they will be telling you what you can and cannot play.

    • thsoundman - March 17, 2010 8:37 pm

      They already do that in Australia

  3. DeathProof - March 17, 2010 5:50 pm

    If its federal law, its needs to be regulated by the federal government, hence federal funding hence tax payers doe..

  4. DeathProof - March 17, 2010 11:15 am

    Tax payers money because for the federal government to enforce something like this workers are needed.. and buildings..and overseers = tax payers doe….. = Rich millionaires getting more money = they can go f*** themselves : )

    • thsoundman - March 17, 2010 4:26 pm

      No they don’t… thats the whole point of the law is that it gives ISP’s the authority to ban accounts.

  5. thsoundman - March 17, 2010 9:29 am

    LOL you can track all this. How does this cost tax payers money. It’s far more expensive to have a judge preside over a lawsuit then it is for a private company to privately handle somthing. I see no issues with this as the only time you would have this problem is if you pirated software. And chances are if you are pirating software your bandwidth stats will show it. Not to mention you can trace IP addresses to the machine you are using. If you are dumb enough to leave your wireless network open then you have whats coming to you. You can also track what MAC address was doing the downloading so really there is very little that can go wrong here that I can see. I’ll ask around though.

  6. DeathProof - March 17, 2010 7:07 am

    Yea, it would be a good idea if we lived in China…It may also be a good idea if it didn’t cost tax payers money to protect “Hollywood” …Or if there was actually a process to “prove” the individual that was downloading pirated software was actually guilty and it was not their “friendly neighbor” or their 12 yr. old kid… Then it might work AND be fair.

  7. thsoundman - March 17, 2010 6:46 am

    I dunno i think thats a good idea personally. Buy your fing software it’s not that hard. The reason I like this idea is because it doesn’t cost the individual thousands of dollars. But there will always be other methods of pirating that don’t require your ISP. You can always tunnel through to another connection for your pirating needs. So you just do a tunnel to a machine outside the country and your no longer downloading from a “france” based ip.


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