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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Safe Harbour
by kokara4a on Fri 16th Mar 2012 08:38 UTC
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IANAL but this looks like a slippery slope to me. If the ISPs inspect packets can they claim Safe Harbour protection? Won't that make them vulnerable to litigation?

I really don't see what's in for the ISPs for doing this. Under current law, they are not liable for the way their customers use their connection. So why would they care? They are only going to lose customers over this. I doubt anyone will ever say "Gee, let's change our ISP provider to one that sucks more!"

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