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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Privacy Group Hit Back at DEA Code

Privacy Group Hit Back at DEA Code

Privacy Group Hit Back at DEA Code

Added: Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The Open Rights Group has slammed Ofcom’s Initial Obligations Code proposal, calling it no more than “a joke”. The measures that will be published under the UK’s Digital Economy Act advise the public on unauthorized downloading of video and music.

In addition, they give Internet service providers pointers on notifying their subscribers whether they believe to download pirated content, including advising where they are able to go to find legal music downloads, and how to protect the network from being used to violate copyright.

The Initial Obligations Code will originally cover Internet service providers with over 400,000 broadband-enabled fixed lines. The list of those includes BT, TalkTalk, Everything Everywhere, O2, Sky, and Virgin Media. The largest broadband providers are demanded to send letters to their subscribers, at least a month apart, notifying them about their account being connected to reports of alleged copyright violation. In case the subscriber gets 3 letters or more within a year, anonymous data may be released on request to rights holders indicating which infringement reports were linked to that subscriber’s account.

Nevertheless, the appeal side of the code says that people who feel to be accused on wrong grounds have to spend £20 to appeal. In addition, the grounds for appeal had been narrowed and will include only matters of factual accuracy of the accusation. Moreover, the accusation also covered everyone using a connection, not only the individual receiving a letter.

In other words, although commercial Wi-Fi operators were excluded, public services, like libraries, hotels and bars sharing broadband connections over Wi-Fi will still have to refute accusations of their customers.

In response, the executive director of the Open Rights Group pointed out that digital revenues are increasing, while the content industry is moving in the right direction. He called the appeals a “joke”, because according to them people will undoubtedly end up in court having done nothing wrong. Meanwhile, the Ofcom’s Consumer Group Director explained that the suggested measures were designed to foster investment and innovation in the country’s entertainment industry, while ensuring online users are treated fairly and facilitating access to lawful content.

July 1st,2012

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Date:  Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2012-07-01 18:08:28)
skreamer avatarQUOTE
In case the subscriber gets 3 letters or more within a year, anonymous data may be released on request to rights holders indicating which infringement reports were linked to that subscriber’s account.

It would be interesting if the 3 letters needed to be linked to the same reports of alleged infringement eg infringement of 20th Century Fox three times or 3 random infringements.

It would also be interesting to know the extent of the data disclosure. Could they even trace posts on here that indicated you knew what you were doing and could Fox, for example, also act on data they see infringing another parties property, and inform them of the same? IE it unlocks the door to third parties going through all your data.

posted by Blocked (2012-07-02 03:21:25)
No avatarGoogle has no gone completely down the pan. They are attempting to stop ALL downloading of ANY YouTube video or audio conversion download. The totally sick and very malign RIAA are behind this next intrusion against our freedom.

posted by Blocked (2012-07-02 03:30:08)
No avatarAlso time for EVERYONE to use OpenDNS (Search engine it, takes 2 minutes or less to do!) and to download and use DNSCrypt. Also to be sure to download and use PeerBlock. Your lovely ISP can then only see that you are downloading packets of data. If they surmise it's illegal torrents, tell them to get lost in no uncertain terms, eg there are plenty of legal and unsigned bands out there! Tell them that unsupported inference is libellous and you will not hesitate to take action against them. If they ditch you, get another ISP!!!!

The most cynical part of this is it only applies for now for the main ISPs that do not have the bulk of major P2P downloaders! Time we well slapped the RIAA etc right where they deserve it. If we ALL do this in all countries where governments are towing the RIAA line, there'll hardly be a single provable court case worldwide re copyright infringement!!!!!!!!

posted by (2012-07-02 04:19:04)
No avatar@chazzo125: peer-block does not work that way, all that program does is block suspecting ip address from gaining access to your ports. and the list that's loaded in to the program includes a lot of popular isp's that are know to monitor traffic. use it and yes you do block unwanted easedroping, but you also prevent any one else that is on that isp from connecting from you and leaching. also google has nothing to do with this crap as its all the entertainment industry and your isp, but ya time to change search engines.

also "The largest broadband providers are demanded to send letters to their subscribers" this would be considered terrorism. as this violates the ips's privacy agreements. they are trying to force the ips's to do something against the policy's.

same thing that's going on in the US. in fact to day is soposta be the day that they start monitoring all of us LoL

posted by (2012-07-02 06:08:46)
OpenMinder avatar"...Ofcom’s Consumer Group Director explained that the suggested measures were designed to foster investment and innovation in the country’s entertainment industry..."

Hilarious at best. Why does this group need to foster investment and innovation in the entertainment industry? That is the impetus of the entertainment industry, not a watchdog agency.

The entertainment industry should be at the forefront of innovation and investment into their own future in order to produce the best possible material while drawing or attracting the maximum amount of customers, in order to maximize their profits.

Isn't that what forward thinking companies who are looking to increase their bottom line do? Innovate to stay one step ahead of the next guy (read: competition)?

That's really the crux then, isn't it; competition. For the longest time, there wasn't any and the sleek racehorse that is the entertainment industry got complacent and lazy, slowly getting heavier and heavier, like an obese sultan or emperor expecting to be fed grapes by hand while lazing about on a dais.

Then along came the Internet and competition arose, much like the seedlings sprouting from fallen seeds, growing fast and numerous to overtake their taller, more matured, more seasoned progenitors.

Now here we are, the oldies trying to stamp out and eradicate all the seedlings (read: new life which will ensure the propagation of the species, or at least take the industry into newer, richer, uncharted waters) all in the name of control and access to the rich resources they are accustomed to as they drain the ground of both water and nutrients (read: draining customers and oppressing life and innovation).

How backwards is the situation that this article discusses?

We as a species really are going one step forward, ten steps back.

My heart weeps with the realization of the truth.

posted by (2012-07-02 14:48:44)

Agreed, more and more I can't find what I'm really looking for in their bubble.

posted by (2012-07-03 07:29:21)
mwd25 avatarChazzo says "TIME FOR A MASS DITCHING OF GOOGLE I THINK!!! .I agree but who do we go to after ditching them?????????

posted by (2012-07-03 16:39:28)
breakdown avatargo to ixquick thats where and if your serious about your privacy use a paid vpn not opendns with dnscrypt , keep the sharing going! yarrrr

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