ISP Six Strikes Plan Arrives in July(U.S.)

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Mar 15, 2012
  1. TLSS_N
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    Last summer major ISPs including Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and Cablevision signed off on a new plan by the RIAA and MPAA taking aim at copyright infringers on their networks. According to the plan, after four warnings ISPs are to begin taking "mitigation measures," which range from throttling a user connection to filtering access to websites until users acknowledge receipt of "educational material." As you might expect, that educational material's chapter on fair use rights likely won't exist.

    The plan, as with most plans of this type, was hashed out privately with the government's help -- but with no consumer or independent expert insight. As a result the plan has numerous problems, like relying on the IP address as proof of guilt, placing the burden of proof on the consumer, while forcing users to pay a $35 fee if they'd like to protest their innocence.

    While it has taken some time, it now appears that the project is poised to officially begin this July when ISPs will begin their job of playing content nanny in earnest. According to RIAA boss Cary Sherman, there's no uniform system for ISPs to use in order to track offenders:

    "Each ISP has to develop their infrastructure for automating the system," Sherman said. They need this "for establishing the database so they can keep track of repeat infringers, so they know that this is the first notice or the third notice. Every ISP has to do it differently depending on the architecture of its particular network. Some are nearing completion and others are a little further from completion."

    ISPs like Verizon already send users letters at the entertainment industry behest, some going so far as to voluntarily insist that users will have their connections severed if the file transfers persist (in Verizon's case, we've found they're bluffing). The practices have already resulted in numerous false accusations and more than a few lawsuits by ISPs who have refused to talk whatsoever about the process. As an added bonus, users who don't pirate can look forward to their bills going up as ISPs pass on the cost of this new system (one that won't work to stop piracy anyway) to their subscribers.



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    As someone who would appreciate it not to have big sister watching over my shoulder, I think I may just set up a VPN via MY DD-WRT wireless router, this is just getting ridiculous.
     
  2. Nathan Drake

    Member Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    The money hungry RIAA and MPAA are behind this? Not too surprising.
     
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    Welp, either Google needs to step in with their own ISP, or we gotta make a pirate ISP.
     
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    I think it's time for a pirate ISP
     
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    ok so if ACTA doesnt work this will
     
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    ACTA, we are screwed either way. Might as well do our best to cover ourselves while we can.
     
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    so wait i have to pay more for a system that wont work just because they are lazy asses and have to screw me more over

    so where can i go where ISPs are not stupid like this other than Charter
     
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    You can't ecape, I've dealt with a large amount of the "big" isp's such as brighthouse,wave broadband,Insight Communications. Cincinnatti bell, Charter, Comcast Bell south, ATT and a few others, the only one I actually liked was the one I had in wyoming, I think it was called silverstar. Best ISP eva! too bad the operation isn't too big, they kept the networks up to date and we all had iptv and it was great!

    Basically, they all sucked except for silverstar... God I miss them.
     
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    Well, that certainly doesn't sound encouraging.
     
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    Well, looks like I'm going to have to switch ISPs. Woopty-fucking-doo.
     
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    Switch ISPs once they mail you a warning, and not a moment sooner. Just because corporate agrees with the plan doesn't mean your local branch of the ISP will enforce it.
     
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    The BS never stops!
     
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    This is more of an injustice to the average american person than the injustice served to companies via piracy. It all stems from paranoia, greed, and lust for more power. We need to do one simple thing, cut off the power source to these organizations.

    Shit like this sickens me, If I owned my own ISP you'd be sure as hell I would run against this legislation!
     
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    It's the small, local companies you want to go with. Delta Cable in my old town was awesome.
    As long as you don't go with Telus
     
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    Gentlemen, start your Peerblocks.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  16. TLSS_N
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    I loved Wyoming, but I didn't have a say in the matter. Best state ever! I've heard rogers is pretty bad, but never had the chance to have them as an isp and telus, don't make me laugh, horrible service.
     
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    lol, you have to PAY A FEE to even have a chance to prove your innocence.

    what is America coming to? i laugh at your idea of "liberty", America.
     
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    Well looks like vpn owners are going to make some cash.
     
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    TBH if you get caught pirating by your ISP six times then you're doing it wrong.
     

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