Major US ISPs Co-operated With Copyright OutfitsAdded: Friday, July 15th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The news was that the leaders from the film, TV, music and ISP communities recently announced a landmark agreement on a common framework for Copyright Alerts. Or, at least, that’s how major American ISPs, like Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and others, made public their plans to co-operate with rights owners in order to better protect their rights.
BitTorrent users and advocates of a free web will most likely scoff at the effort to justify the policy behind Copyright Alerts using such terms as “user benefit” and “public education”. Namely, Copyright Alerts states that it is going to educate and notify Internet users when their accounts possibly are being misused for copyright infringement. It also claims that such voluntary landmark cooperation will provide Internet subscribers with the information of content theft committed on their online accounts, which will benefit both consumers and rights owners.
The Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America are currently rubbing their hands with joy for this victory. They finally managed to achieve what they wanted so long – the Internet service providers gave in to the pressure the copyright outfits have been putting on them for years now.
Actually, little has changed in the new law if compared to the previous system, when the music industry was suing file-sharers. In fact, that’s mainly a controversial “three-strike” regime, under which (just like under the old one) the broadband providers send out warnings to the subscribers alleged of unauthorized file-sharing. The only difference is that there are stricter measures broadband providers eventually apply in case their subscribers ignore the notifications.
Besides, there were more announcements made by the ISPs. Some of them said that those Mitigation Measures might include things like temporary reductions of connection speeds and redirection to a landing page until the moment subscriber either contacts the broadband provider to discuss the matter, or reviews and responds to some educational info related to copyright and its infringement.
Broadband providers have managed to resist the pressure from rights holders until now, but after Obama administration stepped in and forced the ISPs to “play ball”, it became clear who lost the fight.
July 15th,2011Posted by:
Friday, July 15th, 2011
|I wish these hacker groups out there would just target the MPAA and RIAA and put them out of business, there's no point hacking blogging sites or Apple when you could go for someone really worthwhile...|
|posted by (2011-07-15 15:22:08)|
|ya know if they claim that copy'n movies games and music is wrong....then y are they monitoring our internet activity? I was under the impression that was just as wrong? so they are not setting any kind of an example for us lol. bad parenting just to get there way. ive seen parents do the same thing to there kids and now there kids are very bad. there ignorant, stuck up, and greedy.|
on another note if all isp's start to do this they WILL FALL!
|i have a question, will peerblock still keep us mildly safe?? Thanks for the article by the way.|
|Peer block isn't 100% but it does help alot i believe. I use that with an ipfiler.dat file for uTorrent. Both together work great. I have only gotten one warning in like the last few years... and thats a good thing for me.|
|posted by (2011-07-16 02:44:29)|
|PeerBlock these Nuts! Your isp knows what your doing ...Lol wake up people|
|#5 is right. PeerBlock and the ipfilter barely work. You're best bet is to use a VPN as well. Still not 100% guaranteed with a VPN, but closer to 90% rather than 45% with PB alone.|
|I had trouble connecting,contacted Verizon, and I had to get an Ethernet card. They knew I had an Epson printer connected to the router. When and if I get my first warning, a VPN is for me. Thanks for the heads up, as we slowly move towards a World Socialist Goverment. Oh and I will turn off my ISP and go somewhere else, as there will be a market for other ISP provideres. For TV, 2 cell phones, and Internet, I am paying Verizon $221 a month; maybe we should all banned together and shut down for 60 days? How many Billions would they lose? Maybe Obama will give Verizon and Comcast a bailout?|
|peerblock pretty much only changes your ip which that alone is pretty much useless. because your information is still stamped on everything and a person (hacker, law enforcement etc.) with the right now how can still know what they need to know.|
a VPN is a little better for security but still...it's less than you think. it works buy tunneling your connection to a remote server, so when you make a request to a site or whatever, you kind of make the request to the VPN's server, and then it passes it on, making it look like the request came from it instead of you.
the best way to stay anonymous is with Tor, but people dislike it cause it can cause a lot of lag (especially if u don't know how to configure it right) and for file sharing it's horrible. but the way "it" works is....you log into the Tor network, which is a whole lot of people, computers, servers...u make the request and instead of sending it directly, it pin balls around constantly changing the information creating multiple exit nodes making it extremely hard to find where it originated from. it creates several exit nodes in which the last exit node doesn't know where the previous one came from or where it's going. the only time it's not secure is when it leaves the last exit node and reaches it's final destination. Tor developers say it's about 80% anonymity, and most everything else is less than that...unless you know what your doing
|posted by (2011-07-17 00:48:34)|
|Corporate America winning again. So what are the ISP's going to do, build a monitoring system that just looks for IP downloads and content? Not likely, all traffic would have to be monitored. The Internet is free and for everyone. The US isn't a communist country but bullying like this seems like it is. So if someone steals your TV and you find that TV in a Pawn Shop a week later, you can't just take the TV back. You have to go through the process. This BS just illuminates any sort of system because someone says, hey I own that. Solution? I am thinking an organised massive boycott. I for one will download unknown movies and if I like them I will buy the Bluray if available and if it's a must see, like Transformers 3, Xmen, I go to the theatre for the experience. But how many times over the years, pre-internet years where you rent a movie that is absolute garbage. You can't return it for a refund like tangible goods. For music, the industry was forced to change. No more releasing a crap album of 11 songs where only one is good because they saved the other good songs for the second and third album. Now with iTunes and other outlets, it's .99, or 1.29 for a song, which is something I am fine with. So what about the movie industry then. Why should they be allowed to bully the system? I say lets get the work out to mainstream that this isn't about piracy, it's about bullying our rights to privacy and refuse to buy, rent or see a movie for 30 days. The industry needs us more than we need them.|
|posted by (2011-07-17 05:09:35)|
|I agree with #1 poster. The hacker community needs to turn their sites on the MPAA and RIAA. Okay even if the crackers want to turn on the MPAA and RIAA that would be okay with me.|
|Thank You dreemr, been saying the same thing for years|
|screw the riaa and yes, hack them, and yeah, peerblock and all of that stuff isnt totally worth it or even work. computers have 2 address for your computer, a mac address and a ip address. a lot of people think that changing ip will do it, what about the mac address? google it if dont know what it is. keep telling utorrent to force encryption also when uploading, it helps and been downloading for many years now and have yet to get one notice|
|posted by (2011-07-18 03:40:14)|
|I got a warning last week, they shut my internet off untill i convinced them someone could have used my wireless or cloned my ip screw qwest and dcma|
|posted by (2011-07-18 18:43:31)|
|if in utorrent you enable Protocol Encryption then your ISP dont know what your downloading just the size of it also using a proxy will help|
|posted by (2011-07-20 10:48:36)|
|Still makes me a bit nervous, dam qwest and dcma or what ever they call them selves. It was 4 movies and all dl from 2 diff upl whitch i will not name but will never dl from again(shame cause they had good stuff)||
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