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ACTA - The end of the world?
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Unhappy ACTA - The end of the world? - August 25, 2010, 03:32 PM

Hey guys, just want to know what you guys think of the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement that's being proposed. Google it for specifics, but it would basically be the end of music downloading and all web anonymity so no more 4chan (< well that can be a good or bad thing depending on your view haha)

All my college age friends have the same views on it, just wondering everyone here thought though, or if you didn't know about it, now you do!

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August 25, 2010, 03:58 PM

There will be a way to hack/circumvent it produced in a month if not sooner of it going into effect, should it ever go into effect.

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August 25, 2010, 04:52 PM

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There will be a way to hack/circumvent it produced in a month if not sooner of it going into effect, should it ever go into effect.
People overestimate the power of the net.

Look at Napster. Nothing has since come even close to how good Napster worked.

Look at traffic flow. A few years ago there was a fire in Baltimore tunnel and all Internet traffic on East Coast came to virtual halt. (How decentralized is that?)

Torrent sites are getting shut down all the time. They are starting to confiscate domains.

In some countries - if they so choose to - tons of stuff is not available.

You can say that circumventing the rules is possible (via proxies, etc) but that doesn't mean much when it works 99% of the time and only 1% can get around the restrictions. If US decides to go after more domains and blocks the rest - including proxies - you can have de facto censorship even if .1% of hardcore techies can figure out a way around it. (which will likely be dog slow, or expensive.)
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August 25, 2010, 05:37 PM

There exists an internet 2 and 3...that are known.
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