Impractical Bots and their Forgeries
Recently the word “BOT” became very popular across the internet. Internet bot or a web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a specially designed software application capable of running automated tasks over the Internet. In general terms bots are designed to perform straightforward, simple and repetitive tasks at enormous rate which may not be possible for a human to perform alone. Most of the Internet traffic is generated by bots according to a new report by the security firm Imperva.
So, is it good or bad? Well it depends on its use. Earlier bots were used just to deliver welcome messages or really simple tasks that barely had a major significance. But the era has changed, bots are being used to do the things they aren’t supposed to do. As Internet pirates become more active and their count increases, the number of Anti-Piracy agencies increases too. Anti-Piracy agencies are authorized personnel’s working to protect copyright from pirates and other illegitimate websites or in general terms they protect one from online frauds. In case of copyright violation, they are authorized to send a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice to the respective party or a copyright violator. But they don’t, and why it is so, because they have an impractical bot to send DMCA.
These bots are structured to send DMCA, and that’s it. But what happens if the recipient email ID is incorrect, or the copyright violator just ignores the notice, the answer is the BOT simply doesn’t care. That’s where human intelligence is required to take certain actions in order to handle the situation. Human intelligence and its power of analysis is next to nothing and at no point can be replaced with a mechanical system.