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« on: April 28, 2011, 07:59:55 pm »

Pirate Party Radio
Episode 058: April 28, 2011

About Pirate Party Radio
Your host James O'Brien discusses Privacy, Surveillance, Anonymity, Net Neutrality, Copyright Reform, Free Culture, Free Speech, Patent Reform, Open Government and Pirate Party news from around the world.

Download Page:
http://www.rantmedia.ca/piratepartyradio/episodes.php


Intro Clips

YouTube Copyright School
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/InzDjH1-9Ns&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/InzDjH1-9Ns&rel=1</a>

Gareth Hughes MP on Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3tzr5J39svg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/3tzr5J39svg&rel=1</a>

In Pirate News:

New Zealand Enacts 3 Strikes Law
http://www.zeropaid.com/news/93080/new-zealand-passes-three-strikes-law/

Sony sued for PlayStation Network data breach
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20057921-260.html

A Trove of Historic Jazz Recordings has Found a Home in Harlem, But You Can’t Hear Them
http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/a_trove_of_historic_jazz_recordings_has_found_a_home_in_harlem_but_you_cant
Sent in by J

Judges Rejects Challenge to Digital Economy Act
http://www.unitethecows.com/content/374-judges-rejects-challenge-digital-economy-act.html

NY case underscores Wi-Fi privacy dangers
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110425/ap_on_re_us/us_wi_fi_warning
Sent in by wiandiii

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/34/3458.asp
Sent in by tekphreak


Events and Pirate Party News:

Pirate Party guns for cybercrime treaty
http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/252098,pirate-party-guns-for-cybercrime-treaty.aspx

Pirate Party to Distribute Burned CDs on World Intellectual Property Day
http://www.pirateparty.org.au/wipd-2011

Registration request by Pirate Party of Russia turned down
http://rt.com/politics/registration-pirate-party-turned/

Pirate Party to provide secure browsing services to protect Canadians from potential Conservative majority
https://www.pirateparty.ca/uncategorized/press-release-pirate-party-secure-browsing

The Conservatives Commitment to Internet Surveillance
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/5733/125/

Pirate Party of Canada's Platform 2011
https://www.pirateparty.ca/uncategorized/platform-2011


Music, Media & Software Section:

Creepy app warns of an end to privacy
http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/3/30/creepy-app-warns-end-privacy/


Closing Track & Closing Words:

Small Parties Forum (@ 5:15 min mark)
<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=22858523&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=22858523&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA</a>

PPI Conference Friedrichshafen - Keynote "Why are you here?" - Rick Falkvinge
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9ps3i32795o&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/9ps3i32795o&rel=1</a>
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 09:54:06 pm »

HUZZAH!
HUZZAH!
HUZZAH!

3 Cheers for your return Cim!

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 02:46:59 pm »

Thanks Grinder! Glad to be back!

3 Cheers for your return Cim!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 05:27:24 pm »

Please bro...vote anything but Conservative.
We're so fucked with the C-50 series...I read them all a dozen times..
Got angry then drunk...
Still angry. Sad

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ps - can I trade my Karma for a Rant Media Flag?  I promise I'll fiy it high and include it in my youtube gardening threads.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 09:07:58 am »

Cimm, it is really good to have you back in the Pirate Party Radio. I took about 6 weeks off posting news to Sean and other online radio shows because I was burning out from all the online time I was spending researching various things. Almost came close to starting a radio show myself because of all the same content you were seeing before you left and it has gotten significantly worse.

The Playstation Network from Sony story estimates are that about 77 to 78 million credit card, passwords, logins and other identifying information was stolen because the Network had very FEW networking monitoring, access control lists and was compromised by a simple SQL injection into a database. Reports are swirling around that this network mostly operated in a vacuum or security through obscurity type of threat modeling. In others, as little as possible was done and pile on the ca$h.

DSL Reports has a story going around, you know the infamous Broadband forums? They have a story going around that their password database was in plain TEXT and was compromised and stolen by a SQL injection scheme.

Oak Ridge National Labs (think super secret US Nuclear Labs in Tennessee) being hacked and one of their people clicked on a link and about 1/2 a terabyte of classified information was stolen before it was shut down.

I could go on and on because there are so many examples of this flagrancy running around the internet, either through ignorance, poorly trained technicians, poorly designed systems or simple human error like a secretary logging that has access to super secret level access to data or systems and with a simple spearphishing or other network attack on to access gateways or computers that have access to this level of information.

All I can say, oh boy Get ready! Smiley MindGrinder and I are ready to flood you with stories like this.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011, 10:07:18 am »

I was kinda hoping for more election coverage and an angry rant aboot UBB....
Cimms voice seems more confident and powerful.
Maybe that school thing helped...

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 10:37:58 am »

I have not had a chance to listen to the new podcast yet. Had an all night session with email and many other fun things that needed to be answered. So as soon as I have had some rest, he'll be put right into my Deadbeef audio player and a twirl of a listen will happen.

Like you have read in my other post, Cimm, you and Sean are not the only ones fired up with a voice. I have been silent too long and I really am bent out of shape and ready to speak out.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 12:19:50 pm »

The mishandling of our private data is out of control and the public seem to have a general sense of apathy toward it. If there is no general outcry it might be time for regulatory bodies to monetarily punish the corps as money is the only thing they care about. In addition to the monetary punishment they should also restrict that company from having access to our personal information ever again beyond what is absolutely necessary and also should have no ability to profit by redistributing it to third parties.

I could go on and on because there are so many examples of this flagrancy running around the internet, either through ignorance, poorly trained technicians, poorly designed systems or simple human error like a secretary logging that has access to super secret level access to data or systems and with a simple spearphishing or other network attack on to access gateways or computers that have access to this level of information.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 12:28:00 pm »

I am actually very interested in usage based billing argument but I haven't researched it enough at this point. If you could point me to a comprehensive breakdown of why overcharging customers with UBB is any worse than overcharging customers with a flat fee and I may talk about it in a future episode. I currently don't understand why the Internet gets a free pass while all other utilities in the world are all based on how much you use.

EDIT: The only argument I can see against fair market UBB is that it *ISN'T* fair market and they're overcharging. In this case wouldn't it be easy to set up an unlimited usage ISP with tighter profit margins and take away all the customers overnight? Maybe not in the case of monopolistic/collusion market, in which case the ISPs need to be investigated by the government for conspiring against the public for setting up an overpriced market with no choice.

I was kinda hoping for more election coverage and an angry rant aboot UBB....
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011, 04:21:25 pm »

Ok.

Let me simplify it for you.

UBB = Artificial Scarcity. (much like my Karma on here)
How do you think people would feel if you came out and said
"If you watch more TV you should pay more."
"If you make more local phone calls you should pay more."
You are greedy fucken pirates.
Would they say "Ya..ok..that makes sense...TV and VOIP is like water and hydro...meter it."
It's bullshit, absurd, smoke, mirrors and lies.
The Internet spectrum of a coax cable is NOT dominated by internet traffic.
Analog TV signal is FAR bigger than what is allocated for internet spectrum.
I know.
I live this shit.

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2011, 08:17:55 pm »

I'm not sure about the argument that this is a case of artificial scarcity. The bandwidth for the ISP is not truly 'unlimited' for them either. If not properly upgraded (and paid for) by the ISP, subscribers can both saturate the bandwidth (the copper and fiber) from the home to the ISP and from the ISP to their upstream provider. Neither of those two possible choke points are unlimited or free for the ISP. They also have to pay for larger capacity routers at the head end to handle the increased bandwidth.

I'm playing a devil's advocate here a little and I'm also not trying to excuse the ISPs for trying to squeeze every last penny they can from our wallets but it's hard to argue that there are no extra costs associated with subscribers using more and more bandwidth year after year.

UBB = Artificial Scarcity. (much like my Karma on here)
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 08:31:28 pm »

Cimm, I have a feeling that a number of ISP's in the US are going to one of two ways, which may be different from what is going on in Canada, 1) higher and higher speeds but have a lower or lowering cap. So say for some reason, you have 100 megabytes per second home connection but you have a heavy cap at 250GB limit? (Comcast here in my area is starting to offer 100-150 megabyte at their top tiers) and every gigabyte per month past that is at some preconceived notion of $1 per GB after that?

Guess how long it would take to burn through that cap and get charged for the higher rate?

2) Have a higher cap but pay a higher month fee and lower overage per GB?

3) Build your own fiber network with your neighbors in your own PUD and have some company take over the administration, bandwith negotiation and other network topology. You pay for the hardware and network lines through a monthly charge and any future upgrade are handled through a contract. Some local and national folks are starting to talk like they might be going this route....
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 11:02:06 am »

Ok....


Canadian ISP: Overage Fees “Not Meant to Recover Costs”
http://www.zeropaid.com/news/92025/canadian-isp-overage-fees-not-meant-to-recover-costs/

Netflix: ISPs who charge by the gigabyte are ridiculous
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/netflix-charging-by-the-gigabyte-is-ridiculous.ars

http://openmedia.ca/blog/netflix-squeeze

Bell, Shaw, Openmedia go before MPs to discuss usage-based billing
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/tech-news/ubb-internet/liveblog-bell-shaw-openmedia-go-before-mps-to-discuss-usage-based-billing/article1902244/

And of coarse read everything Geist, Angus and Open Media have said and remix it...

It's a scam bro.

Bandwidth is not a commodity.
1's and 0's cost next to nothing to reproduce and transport once infrastructure is in place.
Bits are not water.
Bytes are not hydro.
We should not be spending more on cell/internet/tv/landline bundles each month than we are on FOOD!

Fucken WAKE UP!.

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