Record Studios Asked ISPs to Harvest Information on Illegal DownloadsAdded: Monday, September 16th, 2013
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According to the UK Internet watchdog Ofcom, 18% of users aged 12 and over have recently pirated material, of which only 9% are afraid of being caught. ISPs were asked to collect data and build a database of subscribers who illegally download entertaining content that could be used to disconnect or prosecute persistent infringers.
Representatives of the entertainment industry asked largest UK providers – BT, Virgin Media, BSkyB and TalkTalk – to sign up to a voluntary code for policing unauthorized downloading. The negotiations on the issue have been under way for a while now with the BPI and the British Video Association, whose members are the BBC and Hollywood studios.
According to Ofcom’s statistics, within the tree months 280 million songs, 52 million TV shows, 29 million films, 7 million programs or games, and 18 million ebooks were digitally pirated in the United Kingdom. In response, the final season of Breaking Bad was released to British viewers on Netflix and iTunes within hours of its US airing – this was a clear attempt to limit digital piracy.
It is understandable that movie studios and music labels want action now, as the DEA, which was designed to fight piracy, still doesn’t work despite being voted into law by parliament three years ago. Such delays suggest that the legislation won’t be enforced until 2014 at the earliest – moreover, it could be pushed back until after the general election in 2015.
So, the ISPs are currently offered a “voluntary agreement”, under which they will have to create a database of repeat offenders. At the beginning, subscribers would receive warnings from their ISPs saying their IP had been used for infringing copyright and explaining the consequences, while offering legal alternatives. After receiving three such warnings, users would face sanctions, including throttling online connections, blocking certain websites, disconnecting from the Internet and ultimately prosecution. The creative industry wants ISPs to keep a list of those subscribers they had sent letters to.
However, industry observers claim that such a database might be illegal under the Data Protection Act. The latter states that companies can only retain data about individuals where it is needed for commercial purposes.
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Monday, September 16th, 2013
|posted by (2013-09-16 15:00:43)|
|vpn/seedbox or even both|
|posted by (2013-09-17 06:29:50)|
|vpn is da best...and easy too|
|Does a VPN make your ISP think you have not downloaded anything? Surely an ISP could push a few buttons to check when your connection is active.|
|your ISP still knows your using the internet. it just hasn't got a clue what your doing on it. a vpn encrypts everything from your ISP i use KISStunnel /hotspot shield|
|I have utorrent set to enable encryption in th eoptions, doesn't that prevent my isp from seeing what I'm downloading?|
|hate living in this shithole of a country|
|THEY SAY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, SO OUR GOOD YOUNG TORRENT COMMUNITY'S LIFE IS AT STAKE. WE SHOULD ALL EDUCATE ONE ANOTHER ABOUT THE FINE PRINTS THAT KEEP BLOCKING THESE HATERS, 'CAUSE I KNOW THEY'RE BEYOND PISSED WITH US. WITH ALL THE MONEY THEY KEEP RIPPING OFF FROM US YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULDN'T HAVE THEIR KNICKERS IN SUCH KNOTS.|
PEACE IN PEACE OUT!!!!
|Faceless42001 Nope that is not good enough, you need paid VPN to be properly encrypted, you could try Free VPN but the speed will be slow. Using VPN has valid benefits and is not just a get out of jail free card, Protecting your data is important and it is sensible to use whatever tools you can afford to do so.||
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