|reply to belushi |
Everyone here is assuming that the p2p protocol is ILLEGAL. Just as cars are illegal since they enable drunk drivers to kill and as water enables people to drown.
We could now look at this as a good and bad thing.
On the bad side they are labeling p2p as being a sort of evil. I thought some of the most legitimate uses of p2p was research in college with large data files.
Now lets look at the good side. Now that the casual downloader cannot use the net the computer geeks will be able to use even higher bandwidth and get their movies and music even faster. It seems ot be a 2 tier internet where the computer geeks get priority and the faster speeds since they can get around the packet filtering and what not.
What do you guys think?
|reply to karlmarx |
Re: A sad day for karlmarx
apparently, the need for 'the man' (and really, are you this befuddlingly stupid to continue using that phrase in this day and age...? who the hell still says, 'the man' except for you...) to monitor his own network takes precedent beyond the needs of the students to use p2p to download copyrighted material. And please if you are going to stoop to the "but what about linux distro's, and non-copyrighted indie stuff, etc. etc." then don't even bother letting your stubby, grease soaked fingers hit the keyboard, because your excuse will undoubtedly be lame... again...
oh, trying to equate p2p with free speech rights is symptomatic of your type of philosophy and ideology, which you've proven to be wrong, wrongheaded, illogical, irrational, and frankly downright dangerous... please, please, please try to explain how on earth p2p'ing copyrighted material is equative to free speech, much less equative to suppressing free speech rights...? have you ever stopped to wonder that the university doesn't want to the liabilities that come with unfettered and unchecked p2p downloading...? obviously you haven't thought out the ramifications of the university dealing with their own networks... the students don't own the networks by the way, but of course in your bizzaro world, they should because the mega-rich university, who by the way receives federal funding, should practice the type of wealth and information redistribution that you so hauntingly desire... the reason you fail to see the benefit of the school stopping p2p is a direct reflection on your lack of understanding that the school knows that given the circumstances, a lot of the students who p2p, when no one is looking are not doing the right thing and therefore they are nipping any potential problems that these students and their online behaviors with regards to p2p in the bud...
furthermore, you are incapable of even thinking far enough ahead that aside from the school shielding itself from any potential riaa/mpaa liabilities, which are legitimate by the way, they are also protecting their students from said liabilities as well... university has obviously not helped your critical thinking skills one bit...