An end to Illegal Downloads Finally? - Page 2
On the other hand, Alfred, a 30 year old businessman who also does not wish to disclose his real identity argues that downloaders like Bernie are the biggest customers of the entertainment industry. He says, "I'm going to films at Imax and spending money on DVDs and going to the film festival. My mother watches TV and goes to Video Ezy when films are a dollar - she doesn't download anything."
Thomas Beagle, a technology blogger states that many downloaders will be avoiding detection on sites like Rapidshare that don't make use of any peer to peer technology. Andrew Cornell of Sony Pictures says, "You're never going to stop it entirely. There will always be some hard core people who want to take on the system and get a lot of pleasure out of defeating it and proving they're smarter than the next person. The whole thrust of it is aimed at middle New Zealand who might do the occasional download. A lot of people perceive it's like getting a parking ticket or a speeding fine, rather than actually stealing something. And if you can change a significant number of people in terms of that perception then you're part of the way there."
Well, personally speaking, i think this new law isn't going to be that impressive in the beginning stages. It may take a great deal of time if law enforcers are really looking forward for a strict and solid implementation of this law. There are hacker geniuses out there who will be able to crack such anti piracy methods in no time. What about the proxy`s, peer guards and all that stuff that we have today that helps to avoid such a detection? Please share in your thoughts on this new law, how far is it really going to be effective and will it be worth the time spent and the amount of money?