Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Mar 2012 22:06 UTC
Legal "If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider has been watching, and they're coming for you. Specifically, they're coming for you on Thursday, July 12. That's the date when the nation's largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users' bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials." One day, years from now, historians are going to debate whether this was the point of no return.
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by ssokolow on Fri 16th Mar 2012 01:08 UTC
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I live in Canada, so we're facing a different threat, but this kind of thing is why I'm already running Firefox with HTTPS Everywhere, running Pidgin with OffTheRecord, using Tor for torrent tracker communications, forcing encryption on non-tracker torrent data, etc.

If someone wants to inspect my packets, I'm going to make them work for it.

(And the main thing I use BitTorrent for these days is Humble Bundle games and Linux LiveCD ISOs. I've bought more games off GOG.com than I know what to do with and I'd have a backlog of used novels even if I weren't enjoying the Baen Free Library... etc. etc. etc.)

Edited 2012-03-16 01:09 UTC

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