Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Laser Printer That Sucks

Did you know your laser printer may actually save you from infringing the DMCA. Yes, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that prohibits you downloading pirated movies and software.

How is that possible?

Guys from University of Washington examined BitTorrent file-sharing networks using specially designed BitTorrent clients to monitor the traffic on these networks. The researchers didn’t download any files, but somehow they received over 400 takedown requests - notices from the ISP to stop distributing that copyrighted content.

Funny thing is one of those requests was forwarded to a network laser printer implying that it was downloading something. A coincidental discovery that one may use it his favor, don't you think?

1 comment:

bill said...

hi nice informative blog.

By the way nowadays almost anything pirated is possible to download form the internet for free or for a very small amount of money.

we will see, whats will really happen