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: great just what we need
by umccullough on Fri 16th Mar 2012 18:44 UTC in reply to "great just what we need"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

More big brother crap.

On the plus side it might be a great time to start an independent ISP - one that specifically does not monitor your traffic and is honest.


I use Sonic.net... they seem to be pro-consumer and still respect people's civil rights.

My Sonic.net DSL is a wholesale AT&T circuit line, however, and I'm not sure if AT&T has any authority to monitor it or not. If Sonic.net's Fusion service ever gets offered in my area, I'll be all over that!

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