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#1 9 years ago

It seems that Cogeco, a Canadian ISP has begun sending its users warnings about their activities on P2P networks. The strange fact is, the warnings appear to be under DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) laws, which are U.S. laws, not Canadian laws. The BT tracker that seems to be gaining attention is the Swedish .org tracker. The emails also encourage the ISP's to limit users from accessing .org.

These actions can be compared to those taken in European countries for about the past year. Basically, someone affiliated with the MPAA or other anti-piracy organizations would begin a download on a P2P network, then record all the IP's it downloads from. After recording all the data it needs, it would continue to send the information the ISP, hoping that they will deal with the issue. However, there are some complications too. For example, some networks like the donkey network, trade files in small parts and in no particular order. In other words, you may be downloading the end of the file first. Whether you have the full file or not, as long as you have just one part, your client will be able to upload to other users. So would the MPAA ever take you to court for sharing a part of a movie, that is only a couple of MB's and pretty much completely useless without all the other parts?

Read entire story here-http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/5537.cfm .

I myself recieved an E-mail from my ISP, but I live in Canada where supposedly file sharing is legal as stated here: Judge: File sharing legal in Canada - CNET News and the file I was downloading didn't come from the states either. I wasn't uploading and the file was a unlicensed fansub.




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EDIT: My bad! My source, ttp://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/5537.cfm . was from 2004. (The date was stamped today in the google search results) But I am basically in the same situation. The CNET link is up to date though I believe.




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#3 9 years ago

I hate piracy.


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#4 9 years ago
computernerd;4956554I hate piracy.

Ever stop to think that there are LEGITIMATE uses for torrents? I've used them for sharing videos I've recorded on my computer. It saves you the hassle of uploading a file to a host only to have it interrupted.

Just because you torrent doesn't mean you're a pirate. Maybe you like linux distros.




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#5 9 years ago

Zach;4956559Ever stop to think that there are LEGITIMATE uses for torrents? I've used them for sharing videos I've recorded on my computer. It saves you the hassle of uploading a file to a host only to have it interrupted.

Just because you torrent doesn't mean you're a pirate. Maybe you like linux distros.

Seriously :wtf: man, I know what torrents are, I'm simply stating that I hate piracy.


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#6 9 years ago
computernerd;4956564Seriously :wtf: man, I know what torrents are, I'm simply stating that I hate piracy.

Why don't you just post +1 and get it over with? Simply stating "I hate piracy" could be interpreted to say you hate the original poster based on a false assumption that torrenting in and of itself is piracy.

Aaand on topic:

So would the MPAA ever take you to court for sharing a part of a movie, that is only a couple of MB's and pretty much completely useless without all the other parts?

Seeing all the exorbitant fees they're charging in file sharing cases, I wouldn't be surprised.




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#7 9 years ago

I suppose, that with the increase in piracy over the past few years, laws come into place, but aren't really enforced for a while. This clampdown was inevitable, and my feelings are mixed.

We Americans are losing our freedom!!!:eek:




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#8 9 years ago

This is not going to do any good unless they somehow regulate the sites selling Seed Boxes, which many dowloading torrents often use, as they boost your speed to 100MB/s up and down and act as a proxy screen, virtually hiding their users from detection. All this is going to do is put Seed Box sites into overdrive, which are already growing at an exponential rate.




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#9 9 years ago
Surgeons report "alarmingly early stenosis" with porcine heart valve; manufacturer assures safety, efficacy

[COLOR=black]A surgeon at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St Louis, MO, says she and her colleagues have no good explanation for what they term "alarmingly early stenosis" seen in patients treated with the Medtronic Mosaic bioprosthetic valve in the aortic position. According to a brief communication they've published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr Jennifer S Lawton and her coauthors, prompted by an initial case of early stenosis, followed all 122 patients in whom they'd used the device, ultimately turning up four cases of severe stenosis requiring valve replacement within just three to 44 months after implantation.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]Durability of the Mosaic, a third-generation porcine valve, is typically assumed to be between 10 and 15 years, Lawton told heartwire. "We did not find any other reports of this: that's one of the reasons we felt we should try to get it into the literature; we felt others should know about it."[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Medtronic, for its part, says Lawton et al's finding is solely related to patient-level factors, and the company staunchly defends the safety, durability, and efficacy of its product. [/COLOR][COLOR=black]Early stenosis[/COLOR][COLOR=black] [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]According to Lawton et al's report, all four valves, implanted by two different surgeons, have a "strikingly similar appearance of thickened material resulting in immobility of the leaflets." [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Patient-prosthesis mismatch was excluded as a possible cause, as were other patient- or procedure-related factors, Lawton told heartwire. "Explanted valves were examined by a pathologist at the Washington University School of Medicine and by a pathologist after return of the valves to Medtronic, and no cause for the stenosis could be determined in any case," they write.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Contacted for comment, however, a Medtronic spokesperson pointed out that the Mosaic is the only stented heart valve with "proven third-generation performance," with more than three decades of tissue valve design improvements behind it. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]"It is the valve of choice for many cardiac surgeons throughout the world," Joseph McGrath told heartwire. "Based upon the collective body of evidence of peer-reviewed journal articles that have demonstrated satisfactory clinical results with the device, Medtronic confidently stands behind its conviction that the Mosaic heart valve offers both surgeons and patients alike a safe and efficacious product."[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]The Medtronic analysis of the valves—sent to the company by Lawton and colleagues—indicated that pannus (a flap of tissue or scarring) and/or thrombus was the reason for explantation in all four cases. "These events are caused by patient factors extrinsic to the valve," McGrath said. Medtronic has subsequently published a formal statement about the Mosaic's durability online in response to Lawton et al's paper [2].[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Lawton is not entirely reassured, however, and says she is not using the Mosaic—it had previously been her go-to device—until she has further information supporting its safety and durability, noting that there are many other options for valve replacement. She hopes other hospitals will be prompted to review their cases and see whether this phenomenon is occurring anywhere else. "I really didn't want to subject any of my patients to a similar problem, and I honestly don't know how to prevent it, so I've been choosing different types of valves." [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]She added that she didn't think there was any reason for alarm in patients who had already received the Mosaic, since the numbers of patients affected is seemingly so small. "Any patients with a valve replacement should follow up regularly with their physicians, and that means an echocardiogram periodically. If they have symptoms of shortness of breath, swelling in the legs, or chest pain, they should see their doctor and obtain an echocardiogram." [/COLOR][COLOR=black]An issue worth raising[/COLOR][COLOR=black] [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Also asked to comment on the paper for heartwire, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Jeff Tyner (Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA) emphasized that Lawton et al's report was "not enough to condemn the Mosaic, although it's a possible problem that you'd want to track." [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]He added that he himself has not used the Mosaic, because it has only eight to 10 years of data supporting its safety and durability. That said, he added, "It is a third-generation device, which means it should do very, very well long term. If others find this, however, it's a big deal. You have to wonder what the mechanism for this is."[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Possible explanations, said Tyner, include underlying endocarditis (although patients with endocarditis were excluded from Lawton et al's series), subsequent chemotherapy, operator-related issues (including the kinds of rinses or other medicines/techniques used during the procedure), and finally something specific to the valve itself.[/COLOR]

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