Music Group Wants Australian ISPs to Spy on Customers Added: Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The music industry seems to present a set of draconian measures in Australia: the ISPs are required not only to spy on their customers, but also to proactively block access to infringing material and portals. The local government warned Internet service providers that they had to solve the problem of Internet piracy or face a legislative response.
Back in February, broadband providers in cooperation with copyright owners tabled a draft code. The code centered on a “three-strikes” regime to address P2P file-sharers using such tools as BitTorrent.
In response, the entertainment industry appreciates the proposals, but suggests boosting them. First of all, it wants all Internet subscribers to be subjected to the graduated response scheme – not only residential customers. Apparently, this requirement can cause problems for businesses and providers of public Wi-Fi.
Secondly, the copyright owners claim that the draft code requires them to monitor file-sharers online, which is a common practice worldwide for a “three-strikes” system. However, they want the Code to make ISPs monitor their own subscribers by their own means and filtering techniques.
And this is not all. The ISPs are not only required to be pro-active when it comes to monitoring and warning subscribers, the music groups also want them to use technology to actively block access to infringing material on other levels. In other words, after being told by a copyright owner that specific content is infringing, broadband providers will have to use filtering technology to stop its customers from sharing that content. This may appear difficult if not impossible.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Thursday, March 26th, 2015
|The music industry can try to shift the responsibility for filesharing to the ISP`s but to implement the actions they wish taken will prove the undoing of the ISP`s since they will then be responsible for the legal action and the repercussions therein,as will no doubt be demonstrated with the first case they take to court when they are sued by the client who has had his router jacked and is completely innocent of any wrong doing or who`s data has been completely misread and who was legitimately downloading a Linux distro via bittorrent,3 strikes BS does`nt work as the french already found out,it is amusing that corporate interests in the music industry are now telling the ISP`s not only to find those responsible but also to actively filter their services which will mean they have to actively block the sending and receiving of torrents on their networks an impossible feat since it is not an illegal protocol and is legitimately used by 1000`s of companies ,open source sites and developers not just for the transfer of files but also as a secure chat program,if I pay to use the services of any ISP I expect complete unfettered access and if not getting it would change my provider quicker than changing my socks.|
|posted by (2015-03-27 17:50:34)|
|Many people fail to realize that they're NOT talking about LAWS, but about Industry 'Codes of Practice'. These are NOT laws, merely a set of standards an industry SHOULD follow (but are not REQUIRED to by law). If they're found to be in breach of law (as has happened a few times), the people who drafted those codes will find themselves with either fines or jail time, so they're going to be VERY careful with this one.|
Seems to be that the music industry is trying to circumvent the legislative process in regard to copyright law (since they've failed, TWICE, to pass a similar law recently)
Embolism may have a point with regard to ISP enforced, non legislative, three strikes policy or blocking. MOST people would abandon the first ISP who implemented it FAST, making OTHER ISP's reconsider their options. There have been several cases of companies refusing to follow controversial industry codes, and they've usually been proved to be correct in the long run. HOWEVER, if it's adopted industry wide, he'd have nowhere to turn to, since ALL ISP's would be following the same code. (Unless he tried to get the code overturned by court!)
|posted by (2015-03-27 18:38:56)|
|If its just recommendations by entertainment industry,its hard to see how it would ever be successfully implemented. Especially industry wide. If restaurants started giving away free gift cards to diners, and a gift card company didnt like it. They form gift card company owners group. They ask the restaurant owners to no longer give away cards to customers. Though its great for customers and its great for the restaurants as it brings in more business, the gift card companies hate it!!!! Where is their cut? They dont get any money out of it, bad bad bad!!!!|
Well, this isnt a law,its a request,so when a few restaurants concede and stop giving away free gift cards, word gets out and people stop going there. The restaurant down the street is still giving them out. As a restaurant owner that would be a great selling point. I would start running commercials stating how I still care about MY customers and I run MY restaurant based on what is best for them. Come on down, you can still get your gift cards here!!! Or in the ISP world.....you can still get unfettered internet access here, we dont care what the music industry "ASKS" We care what our CUSTOMERS want. No monitering at this ISP!!! No website blocking or filtering at this ISP.
Unless its mandated,then there is no benefit to a ISP in doing it, unless they want to give people incentive to go elsewhere for some reason.
|posted by (2015-03-27 23:08:34)|
|maybe like yourbrowwser.is (exemple) isp's can watch what you have and what you share in websites to copy music etc..so what government can spend to have your info to charge you from a law cort from any music group don't want share.|
|posted by (2015-03-28 07:28:04)|
|1. clear all your saved passwords|
2. get a vpn
3. make new accounts to all the websites you go to
4. start using irc to download
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