Major ISPs agree to "six strikes" copyright enforcement plan

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Warlockz, Jul 25, 2011.

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  1. Warlockz

    Warlockz Registered Member

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    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...to-six-strikes-copyright-enforcement-plan.ars
     
  2. x942

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    So after about six or so warnings we may or may not slow down or cut off your internet connection.

    That's what I got from it. :D LOL
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    Yet.

    But until then I really don't care. If you're pirating/ whatever... you're breaking the law and I don't blame ISP's for doing something about it. Frankly, 6 tries is a ton.
     
  4. Warlockz

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    Copyright Holders can still take you to court, this doesn't exactly mean immunity. It means we warned you, you still did not listen, now enjoy your Large $ FINE $ and or 5 or more years in Federal Cell Block X...:argh: !
     
  5. J_L

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    So they can only monitor P2P activity?
     
  6. x942

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    This is also why I randomize my torrent port and encrypt traffic. (Although I don't download anything illegal but it's still none of their business what I am doing.)
     
  7. jesusjesus

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    How is that going to help you?

    agents for RIAA,MPAA etc are in the torrent swarm, you send them a block of data, they log your ip and time, then send automated email to your isp with all the info. Your ISP knows who you are, & it's not the downloading that gets you in trouble it's the uploading. They like to get you for distribution.

    Would be such bad PR for the first isp who disconnects or throttles a customer due to complaints from copyright company though. Just can't imagine any isp really will be doing anything except forwarding the emails.
     
  8. CasperFace

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    I assume by "encrypt traffic" that means he's using a VPN, in which case he has nothing to worry about. Most VPN providers (at least the P2P-friendly ones) offer adequate protection against DMCA notices and such.
     
  9. jonyjoe81

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    theres ways around everything...
    They usually catch the fat slow ones first. Most get away though, probably without even a strike against them.
    Once the horse has left the barn, not much they can do about it, closing the gate won't help much, the horse is still gone.
     
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