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    News RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12

    Quote Originally Posted by CNET

    Fritz Attaway, executive vice president of the Motion Picture Association of America (left) and Cary Sherman, CEO and chairman of the Recording Industry Association of America, discussed copyright and antipiracy today in New York.
    (Credit: Greg Sandoval/CNET)

    NEW YORK--The country's largest Internet service providers haven't given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops.

    Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet about their antipiracy measures.

    But during a panel discussion before a gathering of U.S. publishers here today, Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, said most of the participating ISPs are on track to begin implementing the program by July 12.

    Supporters say this could become the most effective antipiracy program ever. Since ISPs are the Internet's gatekeepers, the theory is that network providers are in the best position to fight illegal file sharing. CNET broke the news last June that the RIAA and counterparts at the trade group for the big film studios, had managed to get the deal through--with the help of the White House.

    Sherman told attendees of the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting, that planners had always said that setting up an antipiracy program like this could take a year. He told CNET following his panel that the process isn't as easy as turning on a switch.

    "Each ISP has to develop their infrastructure for automating the system," Sherman said. They need this "for establishing the database so they can keep track of repeat infringers, so they know that this is the first notice or the third notice. Every ISP has to do it differently depending on the architecture of its particular network. Some are nearing completion and others are a little further from completion."

    The program, commonly referred to as "graduated response," requires that ISPs send out one or two educational notices to those customers who are accused of downloading copyrighted content illegally. If the customer doesn't stop, the ISP is then asked to send out "confirmation notices" asking that they confirm they have received notice.

    At that time, the accused customers will also be informed of the risks they incur if they don't stop pirating material. If the customer is flagged for pirating again, the ISP can then ratchet up the pressure.

    Participating ISPs can choose from a list of penalties, or what the RIAA calls "mitigation measures," which include throttling down the customer's connection speed and suspending Web access until the subscriber agrees to stop pirating.

    The ISPs can waive the mitigation measure if they choose and not one of the service providers has agreed to permanently terminate service.

    The partnership with the major bandwidth providers was years in the making and the deal pumped lots of confidence into the entertainment sector. After the White House and state and federal lawmakers showed support for the deal, leaders at the RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) believed they had the momentum to get anti-piracy legislation passed in Congress.

    They were wrong of course. The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act were run off the rails mostly by the tech sector. It will be interesting to see how the tech sector reacts once accused Internet pirates begin having their Web access suspended.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57...ht-by-july-12/

    ISPs are gearing up to track your bandwidth usage. They're looking for copyrighted material. They are debating on a list of penalties. ISPs are going to be your internet nanny sending you to the corner if you behave badly. You'll have your internet throttled, you may have your account suspended, or the ISP may outright terminate your service.

    I usually remain neutral about things especially since I can't fully comprehend the implications this kind of thing could have. I am partially against this because I feel no shame or guilt from internet piracy. I also think that the RIAA and MPAA, the studios and labels represent, and the wealthy studio executives are dicks for messing with my internets.
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    theoretically, this could be expanded and happen worldwide, couldn't it? it's just that the whitehouse can't exert pressure so easily on, you know, australian ISPs

    unfortunately, whatever hurts US piracy hurts piracy everywhere.

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    this blows. Time to find a new internet provider
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwahir View Post
    theoretically, this could be expanded and happen worldwide, couldn't it? it's just that the whitehouse can't exert pressure so easily on, you know, australian ISPs

    unfortunately, whatever hurts US piracy hurts piracy everywhere.
    I was under the impression that internet service in Australia was heavily regulated.

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    this blows. Time to find a new internet provider
    I think it is all ISPs in America so I don't know if there will be an alternative.

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    That's pretty awesome, and I hope paves the way for a free internet in the future.
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    Its pretty stupid really, the RIAA and the MPAA are fighting a battle they cannot possibly win, and if they think they can then they are delusional. The harder ball they play the bigger the backlash will be, when they shut down megaupload within 24 hours there were coordinated attacks shutting down the entire infrastructure of several huge organizations including the department of defense I believe. I can't remember where I read the article but i'm sure it would be easy to find on google if anyone is interested. And that was just a warning shot essentially saying if you fuck with us you aren't going to like where things go.

    Of course megaupload was just 1 file sharing website out of god knows how many so it was such a big deal in the end, but it did serve as an example to show that people aren't going to just sit down and idly take this. If they implement hard measures to attempt to stop piracy like forcing ISPs to throttle speeds and even suspend services sooner or later shit is going to hit the fan and when its a handful corporations vs the entire world, well it doesn't take a genius to figure out which the losing side will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Pino Rage View Post
    I was under the impression that internet service in Australia was heavily regulated.
    i was under the impression that this was going to happen, but it never actually did. maybe it will. no censorship yet.

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    isn't Google working on wireless internet for the world, for free? If that happens, then what will happen with this?
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