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  • MPAA: BitTorrent is the Best Way to Pirate Movies and TV-Shows

    Source: TorrentFreak - by Ernesto - Click on the link MPAA: BitTorrent is the Best Way to Pirate Movies and TV-Shows

    The MPAA, RIAA and the Internet providers participating in the ďsix strikesĒ anti-piracy scheme have informed the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee about their plans. The MPAAís Marianne Grant gave a detailed overview explaining how they gather evidence against illegal file-sharers. She further explained that the MPAA is particularly interested in tracking BitTorrent since itís the best way for P2P file-sharers to download movies and TV-shows.
    Nearly a month ago the six-strikes anti-piracy system was launched in the United States by the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), but aside from a traffic boost at VPN providers and proxies, we havenít heard much about it since.
    Earlier this month several people connected to the CCI presented their plans before the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee. Present were CCIís Executive Director Jill Lesser, plus representatives from the MPAA, RIAA, Verizon, AT&T and the advisory board.
    The most interesting part of the hearing was a presentation from MPAA Senior Vice President Marianne Grant on the evidence collection methods. Grant explained in detail how BitTorrent users are tracked and how the MPAA makes sure that copyright alerts go out to the right subscribers.
    According to Grant the MPAA focuses mostly on BitTorrent because that is by far the best way for P2P file-sharers to download movies and TV-shows.
    ďThe thing about BitTorrent is that itís very efficient at dividing large files up into small pieces and assembling them very quickly on the userís computer. For film and television itís by far the best way to get what you want, if youíre interested in that,Ē Grant says in her intro.

    BitTorrent is BY FAR the bestÖ


    Grant moves on to explain that the MPAA provides a list of movie and TV-show titles to the tracking company MarkMonitor (DtecNet). This list mostly includes recent and upcoming releases. The tracking company then searches for pirated files on torrent sites.
    Every file thatís tracked is downloaded at least once for verification, and someone at MarkMonitor views the video to confirm that itís the content theyíre after.


    Grant stresses that itís vital that both the infringing content and the downloader are accurately tracked.
    ďWe donít want to send a single notice that isnít a valid notice. We want to make sure that every single one of them is supported by evidence and a robust communication methodology that makes sure that someone couldnít come from left field, and send one and pretend to be us,Ē Grant says.
    In the case of the alleged infringer this means that the tracking company actively communicates with the alleged pirate to make sure that this connection is indeed sharing the file.


    When the tracking company has verified the content and the downloader, all evidence is packaged and sent to the Internet Provider. The ISP then forwards a copyright alert to the subscriber whose connection was used to share the pirated file.


    It is clear that the MPAA is doing all they can to prevent false positives. Their methodology is far better than that employed by copyright trolls for use in their lawsuits, but of course that doesnít mean that there will be no false positives at all.
    Time will tell how accurate the system is.
    Thus far we havenít received any reports of wrongful accusations. In fact, there are very few reports of people receiving a copyright alert at all, which could suggest that CCI is rolling out slowly.
    For those who are interested, the full hearing is available on C-Span with Grantís presentation starting at 25 minutes.
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    ďThe thing about BitTorrent is that itís very efficient at dividing large files up into small pieces and assembling them very quickly on the userís computer. For film and television itís by far the best way to get what you want, if youíre interested in that,Ē Grant says in her intro.
    Quite the ringing endorsement. Perhaps she should consider batting for the other team.
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    • #3
      funny they use vuze as bt client
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      • #4
        yeah its really funny

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        • #5
          If this continues, privacy will be a thing of the past
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          • #6
            lol. "if you're interested in that"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by xxmusicxx View Post
              If this continues, privacy will be a thing of the past
              Yea. This is getting pretty ridiculous. Eventually there is going to be some sort of uprising or similar motion, they are only going to be able to push so far. I guess for now I'll just hide behind my sftp lol.

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              • #8
                This is really stupid, they need to just leave it where it is, there really isn't anything they can do about file sharing.

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                • #9
                  Yet another reason to disable ICMP if you haven't already. (ICMP is what let's them ping you)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nahpalm View Post
                    Yet another reason to disable ICMP if you haven't already. (ICMP is what let's them ping you)
                    How do you disable ICMP on Windows 8? I have setup rules on the inbound connections via Windows firewall to block all ICMP echo requests on v4 and v6 connections and I am still able to ping myself. What am I missing or doing wrong?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by xxmusicxx View Post
                      If this continues, privacy will be a thing of the past
                      What is this privacy thing of which you speak?

                      ---------- Post added at 03:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:10 PM ----------

                      Originally posted by nahpalm View Post
                      Yet another reason to disable ICMP if you haven't already. (ICMP is what let's them ping you)
                      Originally posted by kungfusticks View Post
                      How do you disable ICMP on Windows 8? I have setup rules on the inbound connections via Windows firewall to block all ICMP echo requests on v4 and v6 connections and I am still able to ping myself. What am I missing or doing wrong?
                      Disabling ICMP on your end, either at your router or on your PC, will do next to nothing here. Their job is done the moment they invoke ping/traceroute and don't get a host or network unreachable error. Hell their job is done pretty much as soon as they get you uploading to them. The ping/tracert is kinda superfluous.

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                      • #12
                        Every file thatís tracked is downloaded at least once for verification, and someone at MarkMonitor views the video to confirm that itís the content theyíre after.
                        So are they given 6 strikes also. I mean I dont see cops smoking a joint after they do a drug bust to make sure its the right stuff. If its illegal for me then its illegal for them. I demand their arrest they blatantly tout to the media that they are pirating. Show that no one is above the law.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by amachan View Post
                          What is this privacy thing of which you speak?

                          ---------- Post added at 03:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:10 PM ----------





                          Disabling ICMP on your end, either at your router or on your PC, will do next to nothing here. Their job is done the moment they invoke ping/traceroute and don't get a host or network unreachable error. Hell their job is done pretty much as soon as they get you uploading to them. The ping/tracert is kinda superfluous.
                          Fair enough. So basically they will have download/upload the file in question to begin the pin/traceroute?

                          If I am right, that doesn't make sense, since they have to share illegal files to catch people. And this six strikes rule will affect the ISPs more than the downloaders, since the ISP will lose customers. Surely?!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kungfusticks View Post
                            Fair enough. So basically they will have download/upload the file in question to begin the pin/traceroute?

                            If I am right, that doesn't make sense, since they have to share illegal files to catch people. And this six strikes rule will affect the ISPs more than the downloaders, since the ISP will lose customers. Surely?!
                            They can download without uploading, and for them it will be legal, since either they ARE the rightsholder, or they've been granted permission by the rightsholder to do so.

                            As for six strikes causing ISPs to lose customers, nope. In fact, let's take Comcast for an example. For years they had a completely opaque policy on when and who they kick off their network, mostly due to "excessive usage" but sometimes also due to DMCA notices. People reported being booted after 2, 3, or 4 warnings. Eventually, after much pressure, Comcast finally came out and established a clear 250GB threshold for excessive usage across all their markets. For some, this sucked as they'd been happily using a lot more than that without a peep from Comcast. For others, it was a welcome relief to finally know what the rules were. Other ISPs had different policies, some kicked users, some didn't, but make no mistake -- any ISP would be glad to be rid of a bandwidth-hogging user, whether his usage was due to piracy or legitimate activity. They'd much rather have a customer base full of grandmas checking their email.

                            Six Strikes on the other hand has no such provisions for terminating a user's service. It's not Six Strikes and You're Out, it's Six Strikes and... well... actually infinite strikes, until someone gets sick of it.

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                            • #15
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