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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 16th Mar 2012 00:33 UTC
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So basically they don't need any SOPA and etc. to start spying on users. Is it even legal?

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Lorin on Fri 16th Mar 2012 00:39 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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It is legal if you agree to their terms as a condition of using the service, but that can't apply to users who opened accounts already under a different set of terms.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 16th Mar 2012 01:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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If that's the case they usually have some tricks like "you agree that we can change the policy any time and etc.". But how far it can go isn't clear.

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