US ISPs Agreed to “Six-Strikes” RegimeAdded: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
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The rumors have been circulating for a while that the United States was planning to enforce its own “three-strike” legislation. However, the industry observers thought that it would not happen because of the implications. Today, to the dismay of many, it turns out that the country’s Internet service providers and the entertainment industry in the United States have agreed not to “three-strikes”, but “six-strikes” regime.
The industry confirmed that it had happened. American broadband providers have agreed to a “six-strikes” policy. The policy stipulates that the first strike would be just an e-mail warning including tools to secure user’s Wi-Fi connection. If the same user is caught infringing the second time, they would receive the second strike – another warning. Only after this the user may receive the third strike, which is supposed to have a “read receipt” in order to ensure the receiver got the message. The same would be the fourth strike with a “read receipt”, and only the fifth strike would threaten the user with temporary suspension of their Internet connection. The affected user would have to contact their Internet service provider in order to discuss reconnection. Most likely, the ISP would offer the user to get “copyright education”. Finally, the last strike – the sixth strike – would in fact be mandatory “mitigation measures” like a heavily throttled connection, or other alternatives.
As you can see, there is no disconnection in the system, but broadband providers must have a disconnection policy in place. Meanwhile, the policy includes an appeals process involving a $35 filing fee. In case the ruling is unsatisfactory to the subscriber, the ruling must be further challenged in a court of law. In fact, the entire process completely bypasses government and even the court system which is supposed to ensure a guilt upon proven innocent regime.
Meanwhile, the EFF has commented on the news, saying that the “copyright education” would most likely be a trip to a website filled with big media propaganda like the one stating that copyright theft cost the American economy over 373,000 jobs, $16 billion in lost earnings, and $3 billion in lost tax revenue. As it has been repeatedly pointed out, all these claims were unsubstantiated and unreliable to say the least. So, the implications of the new regime remain to be seen.
July 19th,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
|make better shit and will need to pirate, lol, 6 strike, and heavy throttling, just change the port number anyways and if you are using the default port, should of changed it a long time ago and force encryption also|
|posted by (2011-07-19 13:49:50)|
|So many people will just use external ISP's (yes multiple connections) or use a VPN to reroute their traffic. Just to browse the internet daily uses about 500MB now a days due to how "heavy" many internet pages are. Do a few video conferences or watch education videos for Uni, and you can easily use 4Gb a day. This is without a few videos from you tube. This easily adds up to over 100Gb a month. How can that traffic be any different from a user downloading a few tv shows, a movie every day and playing WoW using a VPN to hide thier usage? Or even an ip blocker such as peer block? If you are smart your ISP wont know how you are using your traffic. So to send a message to you without proof is almost like saying you are guilty and have to prove yourself to be innocent. How is that jurisprudent?|
|Give me a break|
|Careful saying that MadVillain, they probably will ... a broken connection.|
|Will be interesting to see how this progresses,gonna be a royal pain to implement thanks for the read.|
|A $35 filing fee sounds like a way to get more money out of people.I do not understand the ISPs.Most people have internet on their phones theese days.If I can't download movies and stuff to look at then what little bit else I look at a phone would do so I have no use for having internet.Do they want to loose having a lot of internet subscribers to trying to make their money from their $35 fees from a few subscribers.They must be trying to kill the net for copyright protection.If I lost my internet and never download another movie because of these cut your internet schemes I hope filesharing goes on because it is the only thing keeping dvd and blue ray prices down.Without that dvd and blue ray prices will go through the roof.|
|What happens if your mac address has been cloned and you did not download anything how will the isp now?|
Charter,comcast,rogers,ect are pretty easy to clone a mac addresse from because they have low security protcols to safe gaurd its users macs so should'nt they them selves be held accountable.
|posted by (2011-07-19 17:36:59)|
|[copyright theft cost the American economy over 373,000 jobs, $16 billion in lost earnings, and $3 billion in lost tax revenue] bull shit! out sourcing is what caused it......YOU [big corporations] took the jobs away from us! [because for the simple fact......its way cheaper to have it made in china]|
this sounds more like the bull shit they tried to feed to congress stating that piracy is an act of terrorism.
only un-educated people.....some with no common sense would fall for this crap.
on another note.......ide really like the isp's to revoke my internet privileges just so they can see what happens.
|This is just another way for the government to make extra money as it is stuffed into their pockets by the entertainment industry and isp's alike... it's ridiculous. Don't worry xtratorrent, the Soldieroffortune is on it.|
|$35.00 to fight an unfounded claim by who ever? RIAA and who knows who?|
Remember the article about the fake DCMA claims filed?
If I was an ISP any claim for a copyright violation filed to me I will require documented proof the complainant is in fact either the true copyright holder and an authorized person directly representing the copyright holder and require the claim to be notarized as well.
Solid proof that YOU did violate copyright would be your modem IP number including date and time. Also the claim filer will also have to provide a copy of the actual file they state was obtained say from your IP address; NOT JUST A PRINTOUT.. No matter what is stated her including the trolls that follow me around this site YOU CAN NOT HIDE YOUR MODEM IP PERIOD... You can try to mask it with a vpn - it gets hacked hey we all know RIAA and MPAA have been caught doing just that and they follow it to your modem IP. Everybody is laughing about all the hacking going? Ever think how secure a VPN server is? Not much...
The ONLY way to keep from getting caught is use a clean system with no information about you on it - old laptop using an external usb hard drive; high gain WiFi external antenna and find some noobs unsecured wireless AP - McDonald's? Starbucks?, etc...
The external WiFi antennas can be found at RV web sites..
|how can they enforce something that isn't or hasn't been a real conviction?|
are they going to arbitrarily pick and choose who they think did something and make up their own count of supposed offences?
they are not the police or a judge, how dare they even think to do such a thing.
but, like always in america, guilty until proven innocent.
|posted by (2011-07-20 03:56:32)|
|James Cameron made $248 MILLION from Avatar in 2010. Johnny Depp was paid $33 MILLION for Pirates 4 and Leo has made $50 MILLION+ from Inception. All this for each of them from one f*cking picture. This is why people pirate in the first place, because they are sick of forking out hard earned cash for shit while Hollywood millionares become Billionaires. Hollywoods version of the Patriot Act. Hotels, restaurants and unsecured WiFi locations can be used till they catch on and using VPS in countries like Malaysia who use the DMCA for toilet paper. This isn't the end but the start of the beginning and should be a concern to EVERY American.|
|posted by (2011-07-20 05:09:38)|
|They can take my speed But they can never take my freedom! Hack my modem from my cold dead hand....|
|American Internet users, get ready for three strikes "six strikes." Major US Internet providers—including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable—have just signed on to a voluntary agreement with the movie and music businesses to crack down on online copyright infringers. But they will protect subscriber privacy and they won't filter or monitor their own networks for infringement. And after the sixth "strike," you won't necessarily be "out."|
Much of the scheme mirrors what ISPs do now. Copyright holders will scan the 'Net for infringement, grabbing suspect IP addresses from peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. If they see your IP address participating in a swarm for, say, Transformers, they will look up that IP address to see which ISP controls it, then fire off a message.
ISPs have committed to forward such notices to subscribers—though, crucially, they won't turn over actual subscriber names or addresses without a court order. This is a one-way notification process.
The agreement puts heavy emphasis on "education," going so far as to recast this behavior as some "right to know" on the part of parents unaware of a child's P2P activity. According to today's announcement materials, the goal is to "educate and stop the alleged content theft in question, not to punish. No ISP wants to lose a customer or see a customer face legal trouble based on a misunderstanding, so the alert system provides every opportunity to set the record straight."
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