Just when you could use one.
Where, oh where did all of the patent trolls go?
AT&T says it has developed the ability to accurately track content being shared by P2P file-sharing networks like BitTorrent, and has received a patent for the technique. According to the patent filing, “the method monitors a number of times each content title of a plurality of content titles are downloaded in the peer-to-peer …
Where, oh where did all of the patent trolls go?
Now someone has found a more effective way to spy on you, this isn't just about catching pirates, this is about knowing what you are doing, when you are doing it and selling on the data to anyone who will pay.
Just Another spy program.
One of the world's top communications giants doesn't understand how the Internet really works.
It was designed to survive nuclear war and it re-routes around disconnections or obstacles.
But that's OK. The parallel Internet is in full swing. http://principalityofwestantarctic.com/westantarctic/parallel-internet-it-can-be-done.html
And what fun they are going to have when the full switch to IPv6 happens!
Seems they forgot the prior art that is a typical computer architecture — that is, devices that communicate with a host processor and each other via memory mapped I/O.
If I know how p2p and torrent systems work, and I am in the position of being able to monitor and analyse the traffic; then of course I can do this. It's not difficult to figure out.
Perhaps this will be useful in prosecuting pirates and facilitators of piracy? If so it's a good thing. If it was so obvious someone else would have developed and patented it before AT&T. It may be obvious after the fact but that's a dollar short and a day late.
That was very slow for a copyright cartel shill to post. Usually there are a few of them first on such a post - after all, they are paid to do it!
No one should be prosecuted for non profit making sharing of content. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeTybKL1pM4
Sanctimonious Wally, do you really think its about catching pirates?
This is about you and me and what that data is worth to a third party, you are the commodity.
"Perhaps this will be useful in prosecuting pirates and facilitators of piracy? If so it's a good thing."
not sure how it will stop african pirates. they are a menace to honest shipping.
...............he actually means it and posts that sort of thing for free. Though I have to say that I find that possibility rather worrying!
It's a good thing because software piracy accounts for a large amount of the lost revenue for both companies and consumers, as well as endangering the security of computers. Don’t be a complacent observer of this crime. If there is software piracy happening at your company, report it to the BSA: http://nopiracy.net/10LA2PM.
"AT&T's patent is for crawling search engines and RSS feeds for torrent titles"
If your torrent-hosting website has T&Cs that forbid AT&T access, or crawling, or whatever other legalese is appropriate, would that make this inadmissible if it went to court, or you were accused of accessing it?
so will AT&T be going around sueing the copyright troll lawyers like Lesko etc who rely on these exact sort of torrent tracking systems to build their bulk lawsuits ?
... "It was designed to survive nuclear war and it re-routes around disconnections or obstacles."
The problem with your theory is all the poor saps using AT&T to connect to any given network.
AT&T is a ISP and their modems are in countless households and business', so unless the paralell internet is bringing a wire or WiFI frequencies to everyone's door, they will first have to pass through AT&T's modem, and then traverse their Snooping network to their DNS servers and beyond.
While a Tor network could help, it will end up being blocked by traditional internet service providers and will most certainly raise red flags on anyone who tries:
Here's my cat out of the bag:
Private encrypted WiFi Mesh networks intermingled with Microwave radio realy links and DNS DC's incorporating a Tor network would provide a true paralell and independent Internet should certain tyranical forces yank our current infrastructure. ... WMAN / WiMAX for metropolitan areas.
Food for thought... Start planning.
You'll need to throw in a distributed CAN/Cache too, otherwise the first viral video is going to bring half the network down.
Surely, if AT&T download a torrent (as the patent would suggest) they are as guilty as anyone of downloading the infringing, copyrighted software?
Ohhh but their hat is white and there's a poor likelihood of getting a payout from them for the MAFIAA.
So they're allowed.
deny from <ip of AT&T>
...in a .htaccess file, gotcha.
This might catch anyone using the Pirate Bay, but how on earth would it work for private trackers?
Unless of course, it's not *really* about torrenting, but something altogether more sinister?
So since nobody else will be able to use it, just change from AT&T to a less shitty ISP!
Where are the patent trolls when you want them?