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Using Ubuntu to Bust Movie Pirates: Fair or Not?

Feb 07, 2008, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

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"There are two things that bother me about this article. The first is pirating any copyrighted content. The second is using the tools designed to make computing affordable for all to catch people breaking the law. At the same time, the MPAA, the group that has utilized this Xubuntu to catch movie pirates, has made their stance clear: they are in no way violating anyone's privacy rights. I will do one better--if you do not use a Firewall and a VPN on what is largely considered a non-private network (coffee shop or college campus, for instance), you are basically inviting anyone to examine your network traffic closely..."

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