[ExI] fun essay by penn jillette

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 06:38:09 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/8/19 Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com>:
>> Record it or get it on Hulu or Amazon or Apple TV and scroll to your heart's
>> content.
> I don't understand this.  You can find everything you want for free,
> through bittorrent. I get all my movies that way.  Avatar, V for
> Vendetta, Black Swan, all of it.  TV programs especially, cleansed of
> commercials.  Downloaded and watched Limitless the other night.
> People wedded to old business models shriek "Thief, Pirate", I just
> smile.  They need to get over it and revise their business model.  I'd
> be willing to pay, but on my terms not theirs.  Till they come to
> grips with that, they'll get nothing from me.  Deal with reality or go
> the way of the dinosaurs.

I am also a big bittorrent fan... but I found that when I opened a
business account with Qwest, that somehow the copyright holders were
able to report me to Qwest, who then threatened to turn off my
Internet if I didn't delete all copies. I don't know if this is a
business account only type of thing, but it made me a little nervous
that I would lose my ISP. I haven't had any problems with home
accounts. Does anyone know how this works?

I found a bittorrent anonymiser, but it stopped working after a couple
of weeks. Not sure what happened there either. Seems like the
anti-pirates are getting a bit more sophisticated in their techniques.
The days of threatening tens of thousands with jail time seems
thankfully to have stopped.


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