Using Ubuntu to Bust Movie Pirates: Fair or Not?
Feb 07, 2008, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
[ Thanks to Matt D. for
this link. ]
"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..."