reply to post by XPLodER
The discussion about SOPA itself is more important than anything this video brings to the table. I seriously urge you to read the full text.
To have a basic understanding of what in this video is half-truth, you need to understand how content providers get the content they present to people
- in this case, peer to peer file sharing programs.
CNet's basic disclaimer is here:
In a similar fashion to how people have RSS feeds that provide them with news, content providers get feeds of software, usually from volunteer
What makes this video a complete off-topic exaggeration is that the guy in the video, "Mike Mozart" from blogTV, is ABSOLUTELY familiar with that.
People get his video the exact same way content providers of the 1995-2010 era got list of downloads and "cool software" - through non-coordinated
volunteers - the exact same way you distributed it here.
And in the same way that ATS distances itself from advocating online rebellion (what is currently /legal/), CNet LONG AGO distanced themselves from
advocating online piracy.
But that doesn't mean they had (or STILL have) the manpower to filter all of that - the tech to do that took time to build, and is still in relative
infancy - I'd be willing to bet that at least one torrent client is still very present on CNet today.
But read the full text of SOPA - don't bother with this guy, because if he's not a divide-and-conquer shill, he's (possibly unintentionally)
misdirecting the debate away from what SOPA actually is - a set of legal changes to help make the Internet the battleground that it otherwise isn't
So long as that happens, there's something else to lock down with money.
edit on 23-12-2011 by cryptographrix because: I fail at web links.
Trying to fix the web.archive.org link
edit on 23-12-2011 by cryptographrix because: shortened the link. maybe that will help. let
me know if you'd like me to use a different url shortener.