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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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by Lorin on Fri 16th Mar 2012 09:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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The US has the same laws, you cannot surrender a right without complete and full disclosure in a way that someone with a common education can understand, otherwise they are hosed. Contracts cannot absolve anyone from a crime, wiretapping is a crime under federal and state laws without a warrant. Yes ISP's monitoring your data is wiretapping.

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