Italian ISP May Start Disconnecting PiratesAdded: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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One of the Italian ISPs started to notify its customers of severe consequences of regular sharing of copyright infringing materials. In the announcements sent to subscribers, the Internet service provider warns that their accounts may be permanently blocked to protect the company. This move was made following pressure from such Hollywood studios as Viacom, Paramount and MGM.
All over the world, the ISPs face increasing pressure to handle millions of their customers downloading and sharing copyrighted works. For instance, the American ISPs are currently participating in “six-strikes” regime, where the users are allowed up to 6 warnings before their accounts get hurt.
The measures taken against repeated infringers cause problems for the Internet companies, because punishing their own customers cannot be good for business – disappointed subscribers will just join the rival company.
Nevertheless, according to Italian media, a local Internet service provider is so concerned about threats coming out from the US movie studios that it is now threatening to ban subscribers sharing copyright infringing content. Although such threats are common across the world, the Italian ISP explains that if it fails to take measures to stop the infringements, it could be considered “an accomplice to the offenses”. In other words, if the customer doesn’t provide feedback within 48 hours, the ISP “will be forced to proceed with the cancellation of the service.”
In the meantime, the industry experts admit that while the ISP’s threats are uncommon, they are still not illegal. But if the ISP really cancels the user agreement, the user could outline an abuse of rights, since doing so just because a 3rd party claims a customer is responsible for piracy is not what the court may agree with.
The Italian ISP revealed that it receives hundreds of complaints from copyright owners and their legal representatives. The ISP’s position is confirmed by the warnings being sent out to the customers. At the same time, industry experts all over the world consider the question of ISP liability as a thorny one, despite the fact that the largest entertainment companies keep insisting that repeat infringers must be dealt with.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
|posted by (2015-10-21 08:24:53)|
|Which ISP ?|
|I wish everybody in whatever torrent community would stop being so cheap & just buy a VPN, seedbox or both.|
They're so cheap these days. I pay $3.33 a month for my VPN ($39.95 a year) 1 of my 4 seedbox is $8.00 a month.
I got friends that say they can't afford $3.33 a month "I'm broke" but they always got $ for weed & alcohol.
Unless you live in a 3rd world country (real broke) Just pay for the VPN. It would sure limit the number of these stories. And piss off any copyright agent. F$ck them...
|Think any company would be stupid to just switch off 100s of monthly paying customers it all adds up and you can get free VPNS betternet is good and full speed|
|posted by (2015-10-22 17:55:41)|
|Checked the original article and it's some small company which doesn't even wish to have it's name mentioned and comments taken from the MAIN providers only highlighted their surprise as it goes against the Italian Privacy act .... more to follow ....||
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