Largest American ISPs Will Choke Pirate’s PipeAdded: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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A number of the country’s major Internet service providers have finally reached an agreement with the music and movie copyright outfits RIAA and MPAA, and are going to soon apply a kind of “three-strikes” regime in order to discourage online piracy.
Since this July, some of the largest US broadband providers, including Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable, are going to introduce a graduated response system, which will focus on stopping repeat infringers by throttling their broadband connection. The names of the Internet service providers involved in the move was recently published at the Association of American Publishers’ annual meeting by the RIAA’s head Cary Sherman.
This will work as following: at first case of infringement the subscriber will get a notification, informing them about piracy, copyright infringement, and breaching the agreement with the broadband provider. For the second case of infringement, they will receive another notification, this one asking the user to acknowledge receipt and sign a “pledge” to stop downloading unauthorized material. Finally, the third case of infringement will make the user face a Mitigation Measure Copyright Alert, which means that his Internet connection will be downgraded. However, nobody still can suspend VOIP, e-mail address, security or TV service.
However, the program itself isn’t enough to catch the copyright offenders, and that’s where the copyright owners come in to play. After finding an infringing torrent, they will notify the Internet service provider, who in response must pin-point the IP address and take action.
The scheme seems to be easy enough, and some may believe that this can help to entirely solve the piracy problem. However, the truth is that it can’t. Not only that it is virtually impossible for copyright owners to track every single torrent file in the Internet, but also an IP address can’t say for sure who exactly is behind it. Considering the fact that the music industry used the technique of “someone else using the IP” when caught pirating, anyone else can use the same excuse now.
This summer we will probably see how feasible this program is. The experts believe that VPNs, proxies and other ways of hiding your identity will be used widely, thus mocking this idea like they always did.
March 22nd,2012Posted by:
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
|I hope everyone who gets throtteled down unsubscribes it is time for people to regulate not the corps or government|
|posted by (2012-03-22 17:30:03)|
|I remember a news article on here where Comcast settled out of court for throttling users. Guess the other ISPs want to be involved with round 2|
|posted by (2012-03-22 18:26:32)|
|And how many people do you think are actually going to take them to court? None. The internet companies are too scared to fight, and really they have no reason too fight, theyre in the business by providing you with the least amount of service for the highest possible price. And the little guy will similarly be too scared to fight. It all boils down to one band of thugs being able to intimidate whoever they please with impunity because in america the man with the most money has the most power. the little guy always loses.|
|the IPs wont care if you download for free because they know people will just get rid of there internet if they start been idiots why would i wanna pay for films when most the stuff in it is staged if i ever went to court id just show them a youtube video of joss stone on piracy and then will c whos the idiot people will find a way to bypass it anyway so i dont know why they bother you cant stop piracy|
|stopping piracy wont make anyone go out to the movies or buy the music .we watch the film or listen to the music because we can.if its not there we will find something else to do.the internet is getting censored too much as it is ,its getting boring|
|posted by (2012-03-23 00:28:51)|
|This say it all here:|
Not only that it is virtually impossible for copyright owners to track every single torrent file in the Internet, but also an IP address can’t say for sure who exactly is behind it. Considering the fact that the music industry used the technique of “someone else using the IP” when caught pirating, anyone else can use the same excuse now.
|I smell a huge class action lawsuit coming from a few thousand subscribers. If you cant prove I have that material at my home on my computer you are only guessing and that is not a basis for a legal action against me.|
|We essentially download music and movies because 97% of movies and music are total shit...if we paid full price for movies and music we'd be pretty pissed that we paid our hard earned money for total dog shit! Maybe if Hollywood and the big music giants would focus more on Quality instead of Quantity I might actually pay for the garbage that they try to spoon feed us...|
|@4GET ... you should consider yourself LUCKY that you only have to travel THAT far. You think you have large distances in the USA?|
I live in a tiny town called Marla, South Australia (27deg18'S, 133deg37'E), and the NEAREST cinema (AND DVD/Video store) is 400km (250mi) to the north (in Alice Springs, [largest population centre in the region, pop 27,500]), so the ONLY way WE can get music or movies is to download and share them.
whenever we DO go to Alice, we'll rent 30-40 dvd's and rip them all to avi's, so we can watch them later. How could they prove which ones we downloaded, and which ones we hired and ripped?
If you can find ANYWHERE in the USA where you can travel 250 miles without encountering a town of 70,000 or more, I'd be VERY surprised (POSSIBLY same small towns in Texas, NM or Arizona, but I couldn't find ANY area that wasn't within that distance)
This is one on the reasons that the kinds of tactics discussed here won't work effectively in some areas of Australia, the HUGE distances between outback communities, means that it's also nearly impossible to prosecute summary offences, as the complainant can sometimes live 4-8 hours travel from the nearest courthouse.
|What about going back to mIRC? Or can they track us there?|
|posted by (2012-03-23 03:04:43)|
|someone else is using the IP address,,,,,haha|
|posted by (2012-03-23 03:13:37)|
they will shut down the IRC servers but in a near future it might be #1 source for file sharing.
|posted by (2012-03-23 03:21:04)|
|mIRC PChat KVirc are fab if u connect to fast servers. xdcc rulez !|
|Thanks for the post, SaM.|
|posted by (2012-03-23 04:19:21)|
|they would probably stop at the point where irc is the only option. right now you can just click a link and download stuff. even torrents is too complex for a lot of people, so irc will be near impossible. but then that will open up the black markets for high school kids and online sellers. i remember when i used to see copies of adobe photoshop for 250 to people.|
|Largest American ISPs Will Choke Pirate’s Pipe|
sounds like a gay porn movie
|posted by (2012-03-23 08:46:34)|
|Good luck to that shit, they will never stop piracy.|
|People want to share their things what they buy with their own hard-earned money!|
Middle finger to the copyright laws!
|last line says it all, vpn, proxies, private torrents etc|
|posted by (2012-03-24 03:01:59)|
|I just don't see how they are planing on doing this....unless they cut internet access to the users directly. and then that just means they will lose them customers. hell you don't even need the internet to pirate stuff, hell the internet just makes it easy. @Quixis I just don't see them shutting down IRC servers. the only reason y they are doing this is because they are smart enough to know that we are not really breaking the law. and that's the only reason y nothing is really done about it by authorities. so they take matters in to there own hands by forcing the isp's to threaten us. if you ask me the recording industry are the new terrorists of this world.|
|posted by (2012-03-24 05:41:15)|
|There a damn good program called TorrentPrivacy it GR8 at bloking download/uploads from isp!!!!!!!!!! affordable 2|
|posted by (2012-03-24 11:45:20)|
|Undoubtedly this will reduce the use of Internet Explorer in favor of Firefox with Tor since they're free as opposed to other ip security.|
|and all the pop ups on this site will choke its users...|
its really annoying that every page you open on here you get a pop up...
|oh, except in the articles area...|
|My opinion is that the "complying" largest american ISP's CAN choke ON the pirates pipe|
|posted by (2012-03-25 18:09:47)|
|#24, here is a hint for this site, try NOT using firefox - LOL|
Now, If Verizon throttles their Fibre-Opitics connection they will loose out big
AS for the rest, big deal.
I have been at 10% overall connection speeds everywhere I have ever had Internet service
My 10 Meg Connection gives me a MAX of 1 Meg on downloads - Wheres the Beef?
Looks like the PeerBlock BlackList just got alot bigger!
|posted by (2012-03-27 03:38:46)|
|now i am wondering how many new customers will be signing up with these ISP's now that it has been formally announced and published that they are taking these actions? How many current customers are jumping ship looking for new providers? And how many new ISP's will start up with great deals to take advantage of opportunity? I know i would.|
|posted by (2012-03-27 23:16:19)|
|They know that the cant stop online piracy but with this new three stirke regime by US ISP's they hope that this will become the norm that eventuly people will treat it and no longer fight it since the feel the internet is important in doing most daily things in life.|
If you live in the US changeing ISP it probably going to be the same people since most of them merge, they just keep the company name the same.
As for the 'Someone using the Ip' wondering if that can count since my ISP change to charging you for bandwidth by moniter modem upload and download?
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