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 Luminair on Fri 16th Mar 2012 09:39 UTC
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start monitoring communication like this and people get hurt. the power is too concentrated. banks have 100 years of lawmaking to hold back their sleeze, and they still fuck with us and our information. so in comparison what happens when you give away the keys to the most powerful communication tool in history

this is a bit like putting a police officer at the window of every home. that would be crazy too. only this is invisible and costs nothing, so they can get away with it and people will get used to it. 1984 wasnt so bad for most people.

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