P5 - Stopping Internet Piracy, Starting with Gnutella.

  07/02/2001 1:25:00 AM MDT Albuquerque, Nm
  By Dustin D. Brand; Owner AMO

Argh Matey, Ya Caught me!

"It was only a matter of time before they got caught"

  Introducing P5 Software for Gnutella...
Port - Track - Trace - Report - Stop = (P5)

"Bringing order to the chaos that is the internet, P5 is in action." -DDB 2001
Stopping Internet Piracy and illegal use of the internet, starting with the GnutellaNet...

The problem of illegal internet use is growing exponentially and matching the internet's own growth every step of the way. The internet needs some legal order; Government Agencies, Companies, and the like who need to enforce their laws and protect their property have called out for solutions. AMO created P5 to be a huge part of a solution and not a source of the problem.

It's important to mention Napster, who after all their illegal use, has finally been put in check from a court ordered injunction, and are now attempting to be 100% legal. Much like how the RIAA is required to provide Napster with lists of their copyrighted works being illegally transferred; P5 Software for Gnutella creates huge databases like the ones the RIAA is reporting to Napster, only from Gnutella with more information like the violators Internet Protocol Address containing their worldwide geographical location. While the information P5 has gathered to date proves beyond a doubt Gnutella is a refuge for illegal internet activity, P5 creates the mountain of evidence government agencies and companies can use in stopping the crime, at it's source, the committer of the crime.

Internet Service Providers need to police their networks better. ISP's have Terms of Service prohibiting illegal transfer of copyrighted works, but are they enforced by the ISP? No. With P5, ISP's have no reason not to police their networks better for internet crimes happening on Gnutella, including America Online where oddly enough Gnutella originated though unsupported. With P5, ISP's can police their network for Internet Piracy via Gnutella. P5 makes it possible to fight back with the evidence of the internet crimes being committed. 99.9% of Gnutella file sharers are indeed committing Internet Crimes facing 5+ years in prison and fines up to and exceeding $250,000 here in the US alone. Why are so many internet users committing crimes? Internet Users are committing crimes because they see no clear consequences in doing so; it's become second nature for many internet users to steal software/music/etc, and even trade "child porn" on the internet using Gnutella.

Sites supporting Gnutella knowing exactly what they're saying is false will tell you that Gnutella is "unstoppable", and extremely hard to legally prosecute because there is no single company responsible for Gnutella. A quote saying "Gnutella can survive a band of hungry lawyers" resides on Gnutellanews "What is Gnutella" page. In reality there are less than a dozen companies making Gnutella software products, and many of them are doing so commercially, but each one of them knows what their Gnutella Software is being used for, and it's actually why they created their Gnutella Software - to be another illegal Napster. Look at their Gnutella program screenshots and you see a lawsuit waiting to happen (warning internet crime in progress...by the way we disclaim all responsibility for the use of our own program). This mentality that the contributor of the crime is not guilty - the user is, is ludicrous as you can see evidenced by Napster. Some sites supporting Gnutella like Gnutellanews(commercially operated) will go as far as telling you that the FBI and government agencies can't track you or trace you, which is entirely false. In fact, P5 gives the FBI and local law enforcement agencies worldwide that exact ability of tracking and tracing the illegal Internet activity on Gnutella, starting with the source - the Gnutella user. The data P5 has gathered to date is enough proof alone to take legal action against the users committing the internet crimes, and make shutdown of these users, and possible prosecution against these users a reality.

As the internet has grown, it has become increasingly evident to us that Gnutella isn't the only problem, ISP's need to start strictly enforcing their Terms of Service worldwide. In recent weeks, some ISP's have even claimed that they don't have to enforce their TOS because there are no clear laws binding them to do so, and this mentality of theirs will prove wrong. Social moral structure is important to uphold, laws must be enforced, and Hundreds of Billions of dollars are at stake.

P5 has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that Gnutella is a haven for illegal activity. Gnutella isn't so much an underground as much as it is in the public spotlight (at it's height Gnutella Software is receiving 600,000 downloads a week), and Napster users have even flocked to Gnutella. Many sites like Colonize even advertise pages of "Napster Alternatives" through unsolicited email's/spam. MP3's aren't the only things being illegally transferred on Gnutella though, Movies, Ripped DVD's, illegal pirated copies of software, books, porn, and pretty much any type of file that has a law preventing it's illegal distribution is in fact being illegally distributed in the overwhelming majority, and we have proven this with P5 Software for Gnutella.

P5 was created for use by the RIAA, the Movie Industry, Internet Service Providers worldwide, companies providing commercial software like Microsoft and Adobe, and local LAW Enforcement agencies around the world. P5 was created to address the growing problem of Internet Piracy / Digital Media Crimes specifically starting with Gnutella, but P5 won't stop there, P5 is simply starting here.

When an internet crime occurs on the ISP's network, from within their own network, to a point outside their own network, their network is the source of such violation. When the ISP becomes aware of such violation, the ISP's responsibility is to first terminate the users account due to their clear violation of law, and then to notify the local authorities so that they can act appropriately in prosecuting the individual/s, whom by this time the ISP has determined who owns (thanks to P5), or is responsible for such internet account where the violation occured. Whether the ISP has determined the illegal activity using P5 or they were notified by Metallica, Microsoft, or Law Enforcement who was using P5, the Internet Crime/s of the users stops, and prosecution may start. An ISP's failure to terminate their users accounts after becoming aware of a violation of law is in itself a violation of law, and they - the ISP can also be prosecuted. Isn't it ironic that some ISP's attempt to hide from the clear law with their own Terms Of Service in plain sight?

If everything was legal then there would be no problem, but take a look at our world, we have laws and we should be happy that we do. I bet you work hard for your money don't you? Is your job really that different than anyone elses in the mere fact that you work for your money? What if that was your daughter's picture being transferred? P5 is essentially watching Gnutella users break the law, and making a record of it, P5 is watching Internet Crimes in progress.

P5 is starting where Napster has stopped, and this is Gnutella. AOL had the right idea and put an end to Gnutella right from it's known start, or the word "go" 10 hours later, but what has AOL done since then regarding Gnutella - NOTHING. Sadly, Gnutella was reverse engineered, knowing right and well what it's use was for, and now it's spreading like an infection, letting internet crimes of all kinds run forth like some sort of an internet virus. The developers creating Gnutella software products know exactly what Gnutella is being used for, and many flaunt it's use by clearly displaying in their product screenshots - illegal transfers in progress. It is also these developers whom plan on recreating another illegal Napster, that understand fully what they're doing, simply making it seem legal to be illegal. These developers are in a way, lacking the fundamental knowledge that they have a company, and they need money to keep it running; but instead of understanding that business is by it's very nature legal, it's ok in their eyes to make something that allows an easy way to break the law so long as they get paid. It's a really simple picture with it's own touch of irony. P5 is here.

With Gnutella we know it's true purpose, we know why AOL pulled it from their NullSoft site, we know it was a "freelance" and "secret" project without AOL's backing or prior knowledge, and for once and for all, we know why NullSoft created it in the first place - we have the exact quotes from the original AOL developers of Gnutella. Lastly, we know what happened to Napster, and we know why Gnutella is advertised as a "Napster alternative".

Internet Piracy and Digital Media Crimes have become too easy for users, and because of Napster and Gnutella, it's sad to say that people see no clear consequences in doing so. The mentality is something like..."Let the company take the fall for my crimes, let them defend me until they can't, and then I'll go and perpetrate my crimes elsewhere, where others have embraced me with open arms." P5 changes all this, and since Napster is under court order to refrain from contributing to the illegal transfer of copyrighted works, we decided to focus on Gnutella first, where in all reality Napster users have sought refuge in the masses, continuing their illegal activites spreading such piracy far and broad in nearly every corner of the internet...all the while not thinking of the consequences of such illegal activity. P5 has the potential of virtually eliminating internet piracy on Gnutella, which does account for 99.9% of it's use, and P5 proves this.

What does P5 do exactly? Well, P5 connects to the Gnutella Network, and runs in a 24/7 fashion, gathering as much information as it can on the files transversing the network, the huge majority of which are ILLEGALLY being distributed. P5 proves this, but beyond that gives the companies and Law enforcement a way to prevent further internet piracy via Gnutella by way of an example - stop those Gnutella users whom you now have the evidence on. The public should be outraged to know child porn is being shared and that possibly their neighbor is doing this with Gnutella. Stealing is certainly not as outrageous as child porn, but it too is illegal. P5 knows where the internet crimes are being perpetrated from, when they're being committed, and P5 is recording the internet crimes via Gnutella; up until now a public unpoliced network. With this information, the ISP whom the Gnutella user committed the internet crime using, by law must terminate the users account and notify the authorities. Failure to do so is obstruction of justice, and in itself illegal.

P5 not only records Internet Piracy and Digital Media Crimes at it's source on Gnutella, it traces the illegal activity all the way to the source, the ISP where the Gnutella user who committed the internet crime has an account. It's not right to commit internet crimes and these people can face huge fines, and even prison time for doing so. P5 also has the ability of recording all file sharing, proving beyond a doubt that Gnutella is a harbor for Internet Piracy and Internet Crimes, that it's use is primarily for Internet Piracy, something I think most of you should realize by way of Napster and the facts supporting it's primary and INTENDED use.

One of the reasons people have the misconception of internet piracy carrying no consequences, and being able to share files illegally without any recourse is because of Napster in it's early days, and because they think they cannot be traced. As with Napster, P5 proves this not to be the case on Gnutella; Gnutella users are traced by P5, and P5 is gathering data of illegal file transfers as I write this.

Internet users, please just don't commit Internet Piracy and you won't get in trouble because of P5. The internet isn't as anonymous as you think it is, in fact, the internet is inherently not anonymous. To use the internet you require a presence, and in the majority of the cases, you require a username and a password to gain access. At the point of gaining access you are assigned your internet presence. Internet Crimes committed within the workplace using Gnutella can also be traced by P5.

This internet presence is an Internet Protocol address, synonymous with a telephone number during your internet session. Your Internet Service Provider knows who you are, after all they assigned you this address. It is with this address that you can be traced.

P5 uses this internet address to pinpoint the Gnutella users geographical location and ISP. With the Gnutella users internet address, ISP, and time of the committed Internet Crime recorded, shutdown and prosecution are possible. The simple infraction of committing an Internet Crime using Gnutella can cause the user to lose their computer they used to commit such crime/s, get arrested, and face prison time along with huge fines.

With P5 now in action, it knows the internet port, tracks the illegal internet use via Gnutella to the user, traces their location, may report them and by that action stop them. P5 stores this information in a database effectively creating a digital trail of the internet piracy/crime and the time in which the crime was recorded.

Armed with this information P5 has gathered, local law enforcement can seize the computer used to commit the crime, and arrest the Gnutella user.
A harsh reality that up until now few see.

Pay or well...Pay the hard way. Be legit, don't commit the crime and you won't do the time.

  Anyone wanting to put P5 into action to protect their intellectual property on Gnutella or to prevent digial media crimes from occuring on Gnutella, enter the P5 Software site at InternetPiracy5.NET/COM. This includes but is in no way limited to local branches of the FBI, Foreign Governments, Recording Industry Associations, Private Recording Labels, Movie Industry Associations, Software Companies like Microsoft or Adobe, and Internet Service Providers who wish to enforce their Terms of Service now.