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Comments on news posted 2013-01-03 19:26:20: • Broadcom shields set-top boxes from hackers [broadcom.com] • Where’s the money for telcos? Mobile broadband and cloud, says Ovum [gigaom. ..



FFH
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RE: IMAGiNE BitTorrent Leader Sentenced To 5 Yrs in Prison

»torrentfreak.com/imagine-bittorr···-130103/

The former leader of a now-defunct online movie piracy group has been handed a record-breaking prison sentence in the United States today and ordered to pay $15,000 restitution. Jeramiah Perkins was described as the sysop of the BitTorrent release group IMAGiNE, a group that was busted by the FBI in 2011 following an MPAA investigation. Perkins will now serve five years in a federal prison, the longest sentence ever handed out in a case of this type. After his imprisonment ends Perkins will be subjected to a further three years of supervised release and will be banned from possessing “any electronic device with the capability or reproducing and distributing copies of copyrighted materials.”

In November 2012, Sean Lovelady of California, a moderator with the group, received a 23 month sentence. In the same month Willie Lambert of Pennsylvania, an administrator, received a 30 month prison sentence. An even tougher sentence was handed to 53-year-old group sysop Gregory Cherwonik of New York. He was jailed for 40 months by Virginia District Court Judge Arenda Allen and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the MPAA. IMAGiNE member, Brad Newell who “cammed” movies for the group, received a sentence of 48 months in 2010.

This group got hammered big time.
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XknightHawkX

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FCC seeks help to revamp the Connect America Fund

Um plenty of people here needs to read that and need to send their reply. Maybe a few good replies from people around might beat what Verizon,Comcast,AT&T and other rip off companies have to say.



KrK
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reply to FFH

Re: RE: IMAGiNE BitTorrent Leader Sentenced To 5 Yrs in Prison

I wish the armed thugs in my city would get this much time for their various "ventures."

Ah but then we'd have no crime. Can't have that.
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KrK
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Re: FCC seeks help to revamp the Connect America Fund

I'm sure the big Telcos had a lot of say in setting the numbers that make it not economic to try and serve much of the areas in question.
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DataRiker
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Re: RE: IMAGiNE BitTorrent Leader Sentenced To 5 Yrs in Prison

These are just amateur release groups that post mostly re-encodes of Russian and Chinese work.

Why on Earth is the FBI wasting resources on this?



DataRiker
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Broadcom shields set-top boxes from hackers

The studios “don’t want 95 percent of their market eaten up by piracy,” Kocher told NetworkWorld.

LOL at the 95% figure.

Also, ask Blu-ray how well on chip security worked for them. Wasted millions only to be defeated before the first commercial player was even released.


Kearnstd
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all these security measures also forget that at some point the video must be viewed. And even with HDCP people will get access to the HD stream.

preventing piracy with more and more technology reminds me of squirrel proof bird feeders. No matter what innovation is put into them the squirrels always get the bird seed eventually.
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CXM_Splicer
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I heard the MPAA is working on a new video format where you don't actually watch the movie... you watch a bunch of previews & commercials and are suppose to feel really good that you are financially supporting the movie industry with your purchase.


Chubbysumo

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HDCP is broken, and pirates aren't using the HDMI stream anyways, they are using a capture card, which would ignore this entire on-chip security bullshit anyways. Also, lets not forget, that once its aired, its pretty much fair game to anyone who recorded it to an external HDD and has the matching programs to re-encode it on their computer. Anyone with a TiVO can move any content they want to their computer anyways, so, their on-chip security will only hurt the non-pirates, as always.