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FunkBuddha
08-19-2007, 08:44 AM
There have been several discussions about a central bittorrent repository for Ron Paul video.

I've been doing some research this morning. It looks like we'll need at the very least a Virtual Private Server for hosting the site. These run $30.00 and up per month.

Here are a few of the plans I've found.
https://www.provps.com/plans.php
http://www.gate.com/vps/
https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/hosting/virtual.asp?isc=cjcophst20&app%5Fhdr=&display=virtual&byos=1&ci=5748

Does anyone know what the server specs would need to be? I suppose we could start out low. I'm pretty sure that the Xen hosted servers can be easily upgraded without losing anything.

I'm not sure if these providers will cut us off for torrents though. As long as everything is legal, i see no reason why they would. Are videos recorded from cable legal to share? YouTube and Google Video seems to get away with it.


There are a couple of open-source trackers that I've been looking at as well.

http://phpmybittorrent.com/
http://www.torrenttrader.org
http://xbnbt.sourceforge.net/

I like XBNBT the best so far... http://www.conspiracycentral.net:6969 uses it and it looks fairly simple.

I can handle $30 a month for about 6 months, maybe longer with some Christmas cash. I should be able to get the tracker set up as well. I am terrible when it comes to site design though so I would need some help there.

Questions? Suggestions? Comments?

angelatc
08-19-2007, 08:49 AM
Youtube is facing a billion dollar lawsuit over that very issue. In general, no, they're not legal to share.

IIRC, CNN made their debate "public domain" but all the other shorts you see are probably considered by the copyright holders to be violations.

There are some arguments to be made for "fair use" but I'd rather send my money to Dr Paul than a lawyer to fight that battle for us.

FunkBuddha
08-19-2007, 09:48 AM
I'm not too worried about getting sued. The way bittorrent works, it'd be hard to sue me because I'm not hosting any copyrighted material. I just worry that the ISP will start getting complaints and cancel the account.

FunkBuddha
08-19-2007, 06:46 PM
I'll bump this once or twice to see if anyone is interested.

Keith
08-19-2007, 07:12 PM
In my opinion, the fact that political debates are copywrite protected is yet another symptom of what is wrong with America.