Verizon and “Six-Strikes” SystemAdded: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
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Although it is still a matter of weeks until the so-called “six-strikes” system goes into full effect, a few ISPs, including AT&T, Verizon and three other major providers, has already confirmed they will start taking measures against copyright infringers.
As you know, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) has been created by the American movie and music industries in order to drag along 5 major ISPs (Comcast, AT&T, Cablevision, Verizon and Time Warner). Although it is still unknown what approach the other providers will choose, Verizon has officially confirmed that it will throttle repeated infringers’ bandwidth.
This news has been revealed when Verizon and Time Warner met at the NY Chapter of the Internet Society in order to discuss the strategy on copyright violations. As for Verizon, the company decided to send out e-mail notifications to flagged accounts, but only two for each user. The third one will bring a pop-up warning informing the customer of their illegal activities. It will also require them to confirm that they are aware of the copyright violation. In the event that the infringer continues their illegal activities, the 5th and 6th flag will lead to punishment, which might include severely chocking their bandwidth for 2 to 3 days. However, after a few days everything will return to normal.
As for Time Warner, the ISP will also send out warnings to people suspected of copyright violation, but instead of choking their connection, the company will redirect the subscribers to a landing page. It is unclear, though, whether all traffic is to be redirected. Moreover, the time of the penalty also remains undisclosed.
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
|this doesnt prove anything if somebody hacks into your wifi and downloads a [email protected] load of films it gets traced back to you because its your internet even though you didnt do it so what is the point in this and its the same if you share your internet with somebody else|
|posted by (2012-11-21 15:14:12)|
|I agree with that. But I'm lucky I live in Australia LOL|
|posted by (2012-11-21 19:04:09)|
|yet another reason on why we should switch to vpn|
but i'm guessing after they see this whole 6 strikes thing doesn't work out, they'll cancel it
|posted by (2012-11-21 21:34:56)|
|3) Inarius - I use Verizon think its better then comcast and A.T.T. but you'll need a seed box and a good V. P. N. to keep you safe; vpn and seed box makers should love verizon. yuk|
|It has already been ruled by the american courts that an IP address does not constitute proof of copyright infringement as it has been rightly said it is not beyond reason that someone else may be using your unprotected wifi to illicit free internet or to double their own bandwidth,but if given six strikes it will almost certainly give the Authorities cause to be knocking on your door with reasonable suspicion that you are committing an offence at which time one hopes you have a strong front and a glass HDD with a big hammer on standby.|
|when they introduce that sh1te here I am going war driving and using open wifi at local university's,coffee shops,libraries,etc,why pay for 2 services or more to keep your anonymity,moreover why pay for Internet services at all if you are a lamb getting hung as a sheep you may as well steal your internet as well since the penalties for pirating even 1 film is a year in prison and 6 cd`s get you 15 years behind the door.|
|Verizon socks and it will fall like T-mobile did.|
|umm number 2 if its so much better to not live in america then why do we have millions of ilegals here|
|lol @ #8 I wonder the same thing. Soooo many people around the world claim USA sucks but there's still a steady stream of outsiders moving in.|
|@ #8 & #9 The reasons that illegals are here are simple: we give them free health care, free education, free food, free housing, and if they have a kid here, their kids are citizens. But hey, you know what? How many of us can say that our ancestors were not immigrants? Unless you are 100% full blooded American Indian, you can't. Back in our ancestors' days, they didn't have to go through near what an immigrant has to now to become a citizen or national of the US... they came through Ellis Island, signed in, and waaaalaaaa.... American Citizen. Technically, nearly all of us are outsiders... but, that is what America is... land where people come from everywhere to make their dreams come true... At least that's what it was supposed to be. And, I didn't see where #2 said anything about living in the US being bad... only that he was glad he lived in Australia...|
|@8 you're a special kind of stupid, aint you!|
He never said anything about America being a shit place to live he was merely boasting that OZ doesn't have such tight ISP restraints.
|posted by (2012-11-22 15:40:46)|
|Umm... I prefer just hacking your favorite polician's wifi then posting the ISP on the net for everyone to use....|
|posted by (2012-11-22 15:59:38)|
|I now use a seedbox with proxies. I got a total of 4 notices from Comcast and decided it was time to protect myself.|
|posted by (2012-11-23 00:08:37)|
|Might I give a friendy vouch to AoL Also or they wiped off of the planet by forced inclusions on the net by hackers.|
You know we seethe samein public baths. The littleguy just never gets a break.
|To all my internet user brother and sisters in the Ultimate Dictatorship America (UDA) if your ISP is reporting you and banning you from downloading, I would like to suggest you either cancel them and use another ISP that, is not doing that SHIT, or cancel your service altogether. The only way to get to these guys is in the pocket books. Once they have a large number of clients cancelling their service watch what they are going to do, they will tell the RIAA bastards to go to hell. if they begin to do that shit in this country my ISP is getting a cancellation notice. Oh and if you have a cell phone with them make sure that they know you are cancelling your cell for the very same reason you cancelled your internet, also your cable TV service, what ever service you may have with them. The next thing you can also do is to boycot going to the movies once they start to feel the pain of the nipple pinch they may try to put on a brave face for awhile,but eventually they are going to have to change their theiving, hardass, dictortoial FACIST CRAP. I do not go to the movies at all, they are not getting a penny out of me, absolutly not. You have to let these dictators, greedy bastards, know that you are serious. Land of the Free my ass, well let us see if it is truly the Home of the Brave or the Cowards.|
|Handle your business guys let them know that you own them not the other way around|
|User briansharb maybe you should look at these:|
|posted by (2012-11-23 13:25:32)|
|They already limit your bandwidth if you use too much, so your paying for high speed service and for that they will not give you the service? Sounds like a breach of contract to me. Need a few good contract lawyers to start a class action lawsuit. Now this is exactly the reason for class action lawsuits!|
|totally agree Metazip ... you pay for unlimited high-speed internet, but the moment you make use of it they want to limit you.|
If they want to cut down on piracy maybe they should stop trying to bleed us dry and sell merchandise at reasonable prices ... they can start by cutting production costs. Most of us earn about 40 grand a year so I don't see how its right for us to be forced to line the pockets of those earning 20 million per movie. Hell even 1 million is way too much for 3 months work.
Its sad how the world works.
|posted by (2012-11-23 21:46:07)|
|I got to say a while ago I said the ISP's are cutting their own throats (and of others) because A ) People who torrent need good bandwith B ) Good bandwith encourages internet sales (like ebay/amazon etc). Initially I said the same as you - I would stop my net use but with time I have decided I won't do that but I will go to a light use contract principally because I feel I do need the net at home.|
But I will make my feelings felt and will reduce my expenditure if it comes to it. I have already told Virgin Media specifically why I won't use their service (very early adopters to block TPB from the UK).
Will be an interesting story as it unfolds.
|I agree with you skreamer, I have BT broadband and when they banned TPB, I told them I will soon be looking for an alternative ISP if they keep stopping my right to use the net as I want.|
In all honesty, the last thing ISP's want to do is start anoying there customer and getting a bad rep as government lead business's.
|really awesome and totally agree ......|
|posted by (2012-11-26 01:00:44)|
|this is starting to do my head in.. lets all go steal the dvds out of the shops instead in bed on the laptop lol|
|posted by (2012-11-26 01:05:30)|
|so if i buy a packet of sweets and share them with 20 people i can go to prison lol|
|Yep accuse me of something that is just an allegation and watch what happens..|
|posted by (2012-11-26 10:39:23)|
|Nah, met him in person. Throw the rock.|
All those are closed. Like a research facility Federal keep.
Sorry but yes, too much power. What could go wrong will go wrong. Evil plays while asleep, and lives.
Life is the risk. Just give it up. All of it.
Even the Mayflower yields.
M.P. are only appointed by no other and your no Key of David.
|Verizon and “Six Strokes” more than charlie sheen and your out, nobody beats charlie sheen.|
|posted by (2012-11-26 15:15:50)|
|And you still think you live in a free country? Third-rate countries in Europe have legalized file-sharing. Your country´s control of the internet is in effect similar to Russia´s or China´s. Shame on your system.|
|posted by (2012-11-26 15:29:42)|
|You can completely fool ISPs if you change your machine´s MAC address everytime you go get a movie. Disconnect when ready, go back to the original MAC and resume your innocent traffic...have to learn about vpn and seeboxes, though.|
|Why go steal them out of the shops? Just DVR them mofos when they hit the Watch before its in Theatres on comcast. Or via Blockbusters Before DVD release!! Hell Arbitrage was out floating around the day it hit theatres due to this programming from local cable companies. My feelings are this for something I can get for free anyways, what's the point. I can record songs via Mp3 player from the built in radio tuner. Uhhh use a DVD-R when a movie comes on HBO. or Dump a DVR recording on to my pc and burn it to disc. For something thats gonna inevitabley gonna become available free of charge one way or another. What's the point of all this hooplah! Its ridiculous and a bunch of crap the extents they go to to "protect" material that they themselves will make freely available at some point in time.|
|"they can start by cutting production costs. Most of us earn about 40 grand a year so I don't see how its right for us to be forced to line the pockets of those earning 20 million per movie." A Quote from #19 KnightAngel..|
40 grand a year?! is reaganomics back?! I wish I could make 40 grand a year.. Most people don't even see half that as an income.. There's alot of people out here living off 14-18 grand a year.. Let's talk about them and their being slaves to the system that bleeds them dry. it takes them almost 5 hours of work to go see one movie in theatres. Probably 5-6 hours of overtime to make enough to buy an album, let alone dvd release. That is however if they aren't swamped in debt from schools they'll never get out of. Or any other kind of credit sink theyre trying to get out from under. It's a tough country we live in. I alone went from making $16.00 an hour only 8 short years ago to having to be ok with making $7.50-$9 in the past 2 years.. You think I have the money to keep up with movie theatres and dvd releases.
|posted by (2012-11-26 21:48:20)|
|somebody need to create a facebook page and get people to join it like the chic did with nations bank. if enuff people complain about the policy on facebook and other social media it will get their attention. this policy is really bordering on invasion of privacy and anybody that get a notice should get together with others and file a class action lawsuit Facebook or other social media would be a good way to keep track of people who are getting these notices and the consequences that comes with them.||
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