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#1 ThePitt

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 16:52

Starting July 1, the nation’s largest Internet service providers (ISPs) have agreed to adopt a “Graduated Response” program intended to cut down on illegal file sharing. The program, colloquially known as the “six-strikes” system, is the brainchild of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) — the same industry groups that conjured up SOPA and PIPA. The system will affect millions of Internet users across the country. Whether you download your music and movies from the Internet or not, it is important for everyone to understand what the plan is, and how it could affect your life. Here is everything you need to know about “six-strikes.”
How does it work, in a nutshell?

Anytime copyright holders find that their content is being illegally downloaded, they will contact the participating ISPs. The ISPs will then send out an initial “copyright alert” to accounts linked to the alleged infringement. If a subscriber’s account continues to be linked to infringement, his or her ISP will send out up to four written notices, the natures of which are sometimes vague and varying. If the alleged infringement continues still, the ISP will then take “mitigation measures,” which include bandwidth throttling (i.e. slowing down the accused subscriber’s connection), or even temporarily cutting off full Web browsing abilities. In cases where alleged infringement persists after the initial mitigation measure, the subscriber may face lawsuits from the copyright holder, and/or have their Internet access cut entirely, in accordance with section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).

http://news.yahoo.co...-144559247.html


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 16:54

old news. this was talked about a while ago.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 16:55

Why do ISP's even let the RIAA/MPAA push them around like this?

Let's see how many legit users get cut off "by accident".

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:01

Better idea: keep track of what youtube videos the user watches. If that youtube video gets taken down due to copyright infringement, send notice to that user.

Coming to you soon.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:01

Welcome to America, land of the free copyright enforcers.

On a brighter note, this will likely hasten the move to full encrypted connections and darknets. Then the intelligence agencies are really screwed. I bet the government didn't consider that.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:04

does this include downloading porn?

#7 jerzdawg

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:04

a few years ago my ISP had a 2 strike rule, 1st was a written warning and the 2nd time you were just disconnected. Cant remember which movie(s) it was but I remember they were both Universal Studios. Sucked not having internet (that cable provider was the only option where I lived) so I resorted to using my neighbors wifi until I finally moved.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:05

If you get caught pirating 6 times you deserve to have your internet cut off. Imagine if they gave people counterfeiting money 5 warnings before punishing them.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:12

a few years ago my ISP had a 2 strike rule, 1st was a written warning and the 2nd time you were just disconnected. Cant remember which movie(s) it was but I remember they were both Universal Studios. Sucked not having internet (that cable provider was the only option where I lived) so I resorted to using my neighbors wifi until I finally moved.

Oh oh don't tell me....... Optimum Online LOL

#10 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:16

a few years ago my ISP had a 2 strike rule, 1st was a written warning and the 2nd time you were just disconnected. Cant remember which movie(s) it was but I remember they were both Universal Studios. Sucked not having internet (that cable provider was the only option where I lived) so I resorted to using my neighbors wifi until I finally moved.


Or could just not download movies illegally.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:19

I'm sorry but there is no local/state/federal law that backs this up at this time. The industry and the ISPs have no legal footing at this point to make any of that stand should anyone take them to court. This is nothing but ********* and they know it. This is nothing but another strong arm attempt at trying to stop piracy.

Taken directly from the article:

No. First, this plan is not a law at all. It is a voluntary agreement between copyright holders and ISPs. Second, this plan does not mandate that ISPs completely cut subscribers’ Internet access, as is the case with so-called “three strikes” laws. Moreover, the plan does not even include a temporary suspension of Internet access — unless, of course, you consider an impassable landing page a suspension of Internet access.
Who decides to send out these alerts?


So again, this plan is not backed up by any known law currently or future law. Nor is this plan a law....is a voluntary plan in place by CORPORATIONS that cannot force you to do anything nor do they actually have the power to do so. Should this happen, we as citizens have every right to take them to court.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:20

Oh oh don't tell me....... Optimum Online LOL

not, some mom and pop setup in PA

Or could just not download movies illegally.

obviously, I stopped after that - wasnt worth the trouble, pretty sure the movies werent even for me.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:22

Or could just not download movies illegally.


Or the MPAA and RIAA and movie studios could get with the times and stop putting limitations on streaming content/Redbox. I'm not going to buy the damn physical DVD/Blu-Rays. Make every movie available on Netflix or Hulu plus and Redbox at the same time as DVD Release and I'll stop downloading movies. I'm willing to pay, but not at $20/movie.

#14 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:36

Or the MPAA and RIAA and movie studios could get with the times and stop putting limitations on streaming content/Redbox. I'm not going to buy the damn physical DVD/Blu-Rays. Make every movie available on Netflix or Hulu plus and Redbox at the same time as DVD Release and I'll stop downloading movies. I'm willing to pay, but not at $20/movie.


Oh I understand and am behind you on that. I love Digital Copy, and sometimes will pass on a movie because it doesn't have it.

But that's not an excuse to pirate

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:38

my brother in law has received 3 of these letters from his ISP and he does not even pirate and they dont have wifi so its not the neighbors.