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BitBlinder: Like TOR, But Faster
New BitTorrent service promises free anonymity
by Karl Bode 01:22PM Friday Jun 12 2009
Each time there's a concerted effort by ISPs to throttle cap or filter P2P users you'll note a subsequent push in solutions aimed at making P2P users "anonymous." With the exception of some VPNs, most of these solutions are little more than snake oil. There is of course TOR, though the sluggish TOR is designed to fight government and corporate censorship, and it's generally considered bad form to use TOR for generic P2P. This week finds Torrent Freak taking a look at BitBlinder, a new free proxy-based system that promises to "give you back your online freedom." BitBlinder's creator Josh Albrecht tells Torrent Freak the service is "built on much of the same technology as Tor," but uses a different network. Those interested can find a technical description here.


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Desdinova
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reply to Sir Meowmix III

Re: More mumblings from theives.

I'm amused that how many folks get upset and cry "semantics!" when it's pointed out that there's a difference in the legal definitions of "theft" and "infringement". What I REALLY hear them saying is "You should obey the law because it's right except that it's not right." If the file-sharer's are wrong in saying infringement is not theft, then so is the legal system since it also says infringement is not theft.

So before we once more hear the dismissive cry of "Semantics!" remember that the difference between manslaughter, self-defense, justifiable homicide, first or second degree murder, execution by the state or killing an enemy combatant is ALSO semantics. The entire legal system is based on semantics and the subtle colorings of motivation in regards to seemingly similar actions.

And I DO work in the music industry (and with some big names, too) and I've seen many projects I've worked on for considerable lengths of time available on many P2P sites. I'm one of these poor people who's suffering at the hands of these terrible pirates.

Instead of moaning and pissing, I find pleasure in the sense that the work that was important enough for me to create is important enough for folks to want to share. I KNOW downloads very often equal new sales. Would it be nice if everyone bought it? Sure. It'd also be nice if everyone came up to me on the street and handed me money or if every woman I ever bought a drink for came home with me, but that just don't happen.

I do it because I love it and most folks agree that my efforts are worth compensing and that's the way the world works, regardless of what many folks who don't even have a stake in the industry choose to believe.

The definition of "opinion" is a value judgement based upon personal experience. If you haven't eaten anchovies you're not allowed to have an opinion on how they taste (noy a useful one, anyway). So if you're not a perpetrator or a victim of the situation, your thoughts probably won't mean much to those of us who are. Sorry.

AstroBoy

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reply to Sir Meowmix III
said by Sir Meowmix III :

It's always amazing to see the great technical lengths thieves with a broken moral compass will go to to circumvent detection and justify their actions.

I'll be pedantic if you want and assert that it is blatant theft so save you're time trying to convince those with a sense of morality that it's infringement which is somehow less heinous.
I am sure you don't sing "Happy birthday" at a birthday party.

MightyPez

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reply to Metatron2008

Re: "give you back your online freedom."

So whether the act is illegal or not depends on the quality of the product?

I'll be back shortly, I'm going to take all the copies of Twilight from the local book store. Apparently it's not illegal because they are crappy.


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said by Metatron2008:

people like you act childish when presented with facts.
We're still waiting for the names and/or cases of those judges that think that copyright infringement and theft are the same thing. Until then, I'd take it easy on accusing others of having a hard time with the word, "facts."
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You were not given permission to share it.
LMAO. If I bought XYZ product then I can share it with whomever I desire. Except for you. I'd charge you for the privilege.


funchords
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said by Metatron2008:

And people wonder why our world is collapsing, when people think theft is a freedom.
And people wonder why our world is collapsing, when people think sharing an artistic expression is theft.
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said by Metatron2008:

And people wonder why our world is collapsing, when people think theft is a freedom.
Is it also collapsing when people don't know the legal difference between "theft" and "copyright infringement?"


Metatron2008
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And people wonder why our world is collapsing, when people think theft is a freedom.