If it’s so easy to control internet porn what about internet music pirates?So, the talk is of controlling internet porn with David Cameron urging internet giants to ‘blacklist’ search terms and with pledges to step up fight against extreme material.

“I have a very clear message for Google, Bing, Yahoo and the rest. You have a duty to act on this – and it is a moral duty.

“The question we have asked is clear: if CEOP give you a black-list of internet search terms, will you commit to stop offering up any returns to these searches? If in October we don’t like the answer we’re given to this question then I can tell you we are already looking at the legislative options we have to force action.”

It doesn’t look easy but if it’s do-able then why not a crackdown on pirates stealing and distributing music?

Pirates will argue that this is an infringement of civil liberties – are they happy with extreme porn on the internet? Should we be able to get what we want from the internet? Thoughts and comments please!

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. This new system will be filtering traffic viewable with a browser and searchable in a search engine. As we know most music share sites are p2p networking, UseNet or bit torrent. So music pirates don’t need to search for music from a browser or search engine unless bit torrent is used then you search within a torrents site, many have been or are trying to be blocked by the big ISP’s but they are still navigable with proxy servers and vpn tools etc

    Most music is pirated from P2P sites and are launched via a software application and users share files within this software which has nothing to do with searching from google for instance.

    File sharing or music pirating is very different to browsing and searching for porn.

    This new legislation is great from preventing kids to access it, but if you want to access it, then when you opt in you will now more than likely be put on a new perv database of some kind!

  2. In terms of blacklisting search terms, it’s probably relatively easy to block generic porn phrases, but not so easy when it comes to music. i.e. if someone searches for “Lesbian Shower Scene” it’s pretty clear what they are looking for, but if someone searches for “Goldblade CD”, they could equally be looking to buy the CD or to download a pirate copy.

    In any case blocking the big search engines doesn’t stop all the smaller sites, I can’t see this being all that effective.

  3. I love it when the illegal downloading issue rears its head. Like internet porn, it will never go away – people will always find a way around it. Unfortunately, it’s one of the difficulties of the internet, and, I’m not really sure there will ever be a way around it.

    There’s a great article about it here though! – httpss://louderthanwar.com/home-taping-is-killing-music/

    Best
    Paul

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