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"Over 1m viewers could have access cut over illegal streaming"

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,929 ✭✭✭✭VinLieger


    redcup342 wrote: »
    Blaming KODI for Pirated Streams is completely retarded though.

    It's like blaming Internet Explorer for kiddie porn.

    Or like blaming the Pirate Bay for torrents.

    Google is a torrent searcher if you know how to set your search correctly, lets block google!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,833 ✭✭✭✭ThisRegard


    mikhail wrote: »
    Copyright is entirely artifical.

    You could say the same for physical ownership, sure that concept was made up at some point in history, so why don't we take anything we want?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,139 ✭✭✭batistuta9


    VinLieger wrote: »
    Or like blaming the Pirate Bay for torrents.

    Google is a torrent searcher if you know how to set your search correctly, lets block google!

    Wasn't there a TD who wanted to ban open source? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,929 ✭✭✭✭VinLieger


    batistuta9 wrote: »
    Wasn't there a TD who wanted to ban open source? :D

    LOL forgot about that, patrick o donovan of FG

    He wanted to ban open source browsers to stop people being able to use the darknet :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,862 ✭✭✭mikhail


    ThisRegard wrote: »
    You could say the same for physical ownership, sure that concept was made up at some point in history, so why don't we take anything we want?
    Because of the usefulness of the concept economically. We have limits on it in terms of CPOs, taxes, zoning laws, preservation orders, building regulations, etc. where an extreme concept of ownership would be more hinderence than useful. I've not argued that copyright should be removed, just that the term has been extended to ludicrous lengths by lobbying from media companies.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭Suckit


    I see Joe dot ie copied and pasted an article from the Guardian UK today and just assumed it applies to Ireland. That surely must be the perfect example of very very lazy Journalism. Not even sure it should be called Journalism.
    It keeps coming up as a top story in Google news -> Technology.


     With options like Tails OS easily available, and skins to run is as a media centre or easily run Kodi inside it, it will be a long time before they get near blocking anything (apart from the blockable apps and other options available in common operating systems). 
    Even if Microsoft and Google started to release patches and updates that stopped certain apps from working (like iOS), people will quickly find ways to stop or block the updates or just rollback.

     They should not be wasting millions on fighting this, they need to embrace it and use it to their advantage.
    Online piracy (which is not even the correct term, as it implies profiteering) hasn’t come to destroy consumer entertainment. It is more than likely its savior, an amalgamation of lending library, viral-advertising hub, and market expansion tool.
    That is taken from an article a few years ago (2013). Some good points imo, worth a read.
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/520336/how-hollywood-can-capitalize-on-piracy/

    Another similar themed article here not as good, but written in 2010
    https://gigaom.com/2010/12/13/hollywood-streaming-dvd/

    The majority of the "All Time Worldwide Box Office Grosses" in the top 20 are after 2010.
    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/

    It seems being able to watch any movie or show in your home, on a home cinema screen at the push of a button means that going to the cinema becomes a more enjoyable night out. Whereas it used to be a nice to be able to sit in and watch the latest movie to appear on VHS/DVD etc. It is still nice to do that, but I think that the option to watch anything at any given time, is helping raise the till receipts at the Cinema.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭Heighway61


    I wonder were there many shutdowns following today's operation. I remember some guys in Derry getting long jail time last time round.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,998 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa


    My wife very smart, but not particularly hot on popular culture.

    Tonight at dinner, she says to me "did you hear that this thing about the 'naughty sticks'?"

    The what now?

    "Yeah, they're these sticks that a fireman in Limerick is selling, and they call them 'naughty sticks' or something. And you plug them into your TV and you can get movies that are only in the cinema."

    Eh, they're "dodgy boxes", not naughty sticks. And I think you're talking about a FireStick - a device made by Amazon, not a stick sold by a fireman.

    We had a good laugh. 😆



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,027 ✭✭✭Gusser09


    Wouldnt be worried. Plenty of providers outside of Ireland and Europe that cant be touched. Thank god for that.



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