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[2]: Warnings
by static666 on Fri 16th Mar 2012 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Warnings"
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* They'll have to capture enough packets to find out exactly what it is.

Indeed, it can be pretty tricky to operate on individual packets. But every torrent and individual files in it have a hash advertised together by client, which is guaranteed to be rather unique. And probably, together with a couple of chunks of copyrighted data downloaded from users computer, can be enough to prove something beyond reasonable doubt or at least grant a search warrant, for example.
* They'll have to find out what license this material is under.

They probably will focus on top torrents and newly released material.
* They'll have to find out if you're allowed to download this or not. For example, maybe you purchased a legal copy that is distributed via BitTorrent.

Not, if it is a CAM or TS downloaded well before actual release to the public.

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