At 11/27/18 05:12 AM, Zornuzkull wrote:
ok lets say hypothetically the vast majority of internet users are mewling cabbages like you are implying
You should try and work in the it support field for a few weeks. You sound like you'd have your mind blown by how some end users are.
and have never heard of a VPN or a proxy despite it being included in many browsers
Feature being included in software =/= every user of software knows of feature
and pretty much recommended by everyone in regards to internet security...
That doesn't mean anything. People have been recommended using really long easily memorable passwords, instead of shorter words with random characters and numbers instead of letters for years. As well as using a different passwords for all sites.
Yet we still see many users using random characters and numbers in their password and using the same password for most of their sites.
if for example all of the big US social media platforms decide to block the entire european continents users... how quickly do you think it will be before they open a search engine look for a work around and download a VPN id give it 5 minutes? 10 minutes maybe before they come across a website telling them exactly what application to download? its not a question of intelligence or knowledge its simply the fact that VPN are incredibly easy to find and easy to use...
Yeah it's easy and fast to you, because you know about computers. But to 45 year old Benny who only uses the internet to check his bank and talk on facebook, not so much. Not to mention that people are lazy. They don't want to sit around for 5 minutes for a vpn to download and set it up. There's a reason why 40% of users leave if your site doesn't load in 3 seconds, but you think they want to sit around setting up a vpn for 5-10 minutes to get to a site? Not to mention that most free vpns are slow or has a traffic cap.
We've had ban on websites where I live, the ban could be worked around by changing your dns. It took maybe 2 minutes. But did people bother setting it up? No. Sure a few users who really liked the site did, but others just moved to a similar site that offered the same stuff without requiring to change your dns.
I'd be really surprised if it's not the same thing here.
Another example is a few years ago with vpns and netflix, the things available on my local netflix was not that great. Friends and close family didn't bother with setting up a vpn to be able to watch american netflix, the response was often "that sounds illegal/immoral", "that's too much work", "I'd rather use something else".
But honestly, it doesn't matter much whether or not users will bother with setting up vpns. Because I doubt big social media sites will want to block people from europe. It's a lot of traffic, and I doubt the cost of abiding by the laws is so high that it's worth saying goodbye to the traffic.
At 11/27/18 06:00 AM, DamnedByFate wrote:
If the copyright does not belong to the uploader, the thing is removed. That's how Newgrounds has always worked. If anything, this gives us a chance to dance on the others' graves.
Whose grave would we dance on though?
The only sites that I could see being affected that fills a certain market that Newgrounds could also fill are either youtube, deviantart, or soundcloud. Which already remove copyrighted content. Though not sure about soundcloud though, as I don't use that site at all.