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

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by TLSS_N, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. TLSS_N
    OP

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Member
    547
    6
    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~

    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.



    [​IMG]Source
    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

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Member
    6,192
    2,150
    Jan 2, 2011
    The money hungry RIAA and MPAA are behind this? Not too surprising.
     
  3. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

    Member
    2,700
    388
    Nov 29, 2009
    United States
    Louisiana
    Welp, either Google needs to step in with their own ISP, or we gotta make a pirate ISP.
     
  4. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Member
    4,711
    1,049
    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Angel Grove, CA
    I think it's time for a pirate ISP
     
  5. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Member
    6,611
    218
    Oct 23, 2004
    Tanzania
    Dar es Salaam
    ok so if ACTA doesnt work this will
     
  6. TLSS_N
    OP

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Member
    547
    6
    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~
    ACTA, we are screwed either way. Might as well do our best to cover ourselves while we can.
     
  7. Gh0sti

    Gh0sti iOS Guru

    Member
    1,326
    49
    Aug 19, 2009
    United States
    Inside you, all around you
    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
     
  8. TLSS_N
    OP

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Member
    547
    6
    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~
    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.
     
  9. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,404
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Well, that certainly doesn't sound encouraging.
     
  10. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

    Member
    1,207
    300
    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    Hell.
    Well, looks like I'm going to have to switch ISPs. Woopty-fucking-doo.
     
  11. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

    Member
    2,700
    388
    Nov 29, 2009
    United States
    Louisiana
    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.
     
  12. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Member
    2,056
    275
    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    The BS never stops!
     
  13. Nimbus

    Nimbus sudo /usr/bin make-me-a-coffee --nosugar --cream=1

    Member
    913
    40
    Nov 1, 2009
    Probably being lazy.
    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!
     
  14. Midna

    Midna Banned

    Banned
    3,336
    839
    Apr 13, 2008
    Albania
    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
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

    Member
    2,159
    598
    Oct 2, 2010
    United States
    San Miguel
    Gentlemen, start your Peerblocks.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  16. TLSS_N
    OP

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Member
    547
    6
    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~
    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.
     
  17. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Member
    2,566
    437
    Jan 26, 2009
    Philippines
    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.
     
  18. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

    Member
    1,047
    23
    Mar 2, 2009
    United States
    wv
    Well looks like vpn owners are going to make some cash.
     
    2 people like this.
  19. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,466
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    TBH if you get caught pirating by your ISP six times then you're doing it wrong.