Ira Goldklang:

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Thu Feb 10 17:45:11 2005

On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Antonio Carlini wrote:

>> And BitTorrent is the current darling of the DRM set. Personally,
>> that only *encourages* me to use it, but for actually-copyrighted
>> material you'd be handing out free "bust me! make me a media sound
>> bite for the enemies of freedom!" business cards.
> All true, but currently this stuff is freely available on a number
> of websites (and their mirrors). I don't see how using some sort
> of P2P to potentially lessen the bandwidth load changes the legality
> of the situation for the main hosts or the downloaders. Then again,
> IANAL in either your jurisdiction or mine.

I agree with you: there's no real difference, ftp vs. bt. It's
just that BT is on the hysterical squad's Hit List, irrationally
(largely). It appears to be in their mind "tool == culture", hence
if the people are bad, the tool is also.

Have at it :-)
Received on Thu Feb 10 2005 - 17:45:11 GMT

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