Originally Posted by John Eppstein
The simple fact of eliminating listings of pirated material in mainstream search engines will cut casual piracy rates by at least 75%, probably more. And casual piracy accounts for 80%-90% of music piracy.
Says who? Do you have a citation for this? Any proof?
And if it can be demonstrated that a primary use of those proxies is facilitating piracy the proxies can be blocked and the sites linking to them can be blocked.
And how would you demonstrate a proxy was doing something like that?
Most kids aren't geeks, nerds, or hackers and don't want to be.
Once again, you are clearly clueless when it comes to how savvy kids are with computers today. This isn't brain surgery. These kids won't have to be geeks, nerds, or hackers to steal music if this bill, as written, is passed.
As long as piracy is a no-brainer it will be popular. Eliminate the no-brainer aspect and it loses its appeal pretty rapidly because, popular fiction notwithstanding, actually DOING all that stuff is BO-RING!
And nothing in this bill will stop it from continuing to be a no-brainer.
And I still don't see you coming up with any more effective suggestions. Or as even as effective. Or any practical suggestions at all, for that matter.
It isn't my job to write the laws. It's Congress'. And they had better do a better job writing this one or nothing is going to change.
We're not getting any more piracy legislation after this.