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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static666
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2006-06-09

Not really, since they only need to identify potential offenders to start logging all their traffic for later analysis. As was stated, when 150K is at stake for a single infrigement, it can justify the storage and CPU time required.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

As was stated, when 150K is at stake for a single infrigement, it can justify the storage and CPU time required.


Except 150k isn't rally at stake because that number was pulled out of someone's ass. There are serious crimes (you know, real crimes against other human beings) that you would get fined less for.
In a sane world the fine would be approximately the same as it would be for shoplifting the DVD and I'm pretty sure shoplifting doesn't carry a 150k fine.

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