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reply to upantsmaster

Re: [BC] Bill C-11

Believe it or not, Torrents aren't only used to transfer copyright material. I have used it as a legitimate P2P transport for the transfer personal and or free use non copyright material. Material that is politically sensitive and is prone to deletion from cloud providers and hosting services due to either their financial backers and or political pressure.

This is why i stress avoiding cloud providers and hosting services with content nannying and favor the use of personal storage and serving. Unfortunately Shaw will not let you run a web server or FTP server on the residential package so P2P is the only remaining alternative.

From my perspective, aside from the usual profiteering to appease gov. lobbyists, the bill is another attempt to force users onto a cloud based solution (which all major ISP and services are now foolishly migrating to or promoting), thus the legislation not only affects users that are concerned with copyright infringement, but also will allow them to conveniently nanny and censor the content you do serve once you have it on their cloud. Anyone that has tried to post content like this on YouTube knows all too well what happens.

Maybe the next phase will be raiding houses to bust up people's printing presses!

Of course, Shaw could solve any legal implications by simply disabling logging on their network, so that they don't have any log files to provide to investigators the same way BTGuard does, but again considering the political/financial pressure on Shaw this is likely not even on the table.

History Lesson:
Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.