update: 9 oct.
|Sorry for the quality; took it with my 2mp cellphone camera|
I mean so what if unregulated data goes through the internet every day, what's the harm? In the paper the other day the US government foiled a pretty big ring of hackers, like 100 here and 100 in the UK or something. They targeted smaller companies cause they were less sophisticated and began collecting credit card numbers and selling the numbers on the black market. Stuff like that I guess is necessary if you really fuck with people but is downloading stuff stealing? I don't think so. When there is a digital copy of something, that chunk of data should be able to be re-copied and distributed as the user sees fit. Once done so it is completely impossible to recollect said data or attempt to control it. Torrents are so useful for completely legitimate reasons too; isohunt.com had the torrent of the Half life 2 cinematic mod, which is 10 GB. Because so many people where seeding and leeching it, it only took like an hour or two. I'm not sure what I can do about it though, times like these I feel really helpless. It's not all doom and gloom though, not until our government passes some internet control bill which is similar to China's censuring system but much more powerful. If this system is put in place, the US government will not only have the power to completely block undesirable websites, but outright delete them off the face of internet existence. That's right, deleting websites entirely. Sure, websites have been shut down before, but this seems pretty encroaching. What happened to the constitution? I'm pretty sure at least some of you guys have heard about this before. Even so, that's like a micro problem compared to the rest of our country. I wish all the serious problems in the world would be solved so humanity could begin colonizing space. Or invent immortality or something great like that. I think humanity could do it eventually if we're given the chance. Have a good one space farers