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BitTorrent - can it be blocked?
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I came home today to find a rather unpleasant e-mail sitting in my inbox.
It was a DMCA Complaint from the MPAA, for "CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, THE". I
scratched my head for a few minutes, trying to figure out if I had
downloaded that movie on my server. I was really quite sure that I hadn't
downloaded it, or any movies at all. I wondered if they might have
misidentified a legitimate torrent. Then it dawned on me - with the recent
talk about BitTorrent over tor, it probably was someone using BitTorrent
over tor. I've temporarily changed my configuration to ExitPolicy reject
*:*, until I can figure out a more precise way of blocking BitTorrent.
I'd very much like to continue running a tor server, but I can't afford to
do it if I'm going to receive DMCA Takedown notices.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions?
Quentin Smith - http://www.comclub.org/~quentins/about
ComClub International - http://www.comclub.org/
As we enjoy great advantages from inventions of others, we should be
glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and
this we should do freely and generously.
- - Benjamin Franklin
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