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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mclachlan at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] awry at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th



Date: 2012-03-20 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain-tiv.livejournal.com
What's the difference between Tivoing, DVRing, VCRing and downloading? What are they going to do to people who record on a DVR and then burn to a DVD? It's the FREAKING same thing!

Date: 2012-03-20 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tangotabby.livejournal.com
*iz speechless*

Date: 2012-03-20 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katxander.livejournal.com
Petitioning the POTUS and guvvermint to not do this is futile...THEY'RE the ones orchestrating it! If you read up, the POTUS has also set in place an Executive Order that basically gives him total control of everything: energy, food resources, land, people, etc. when *he* determines a "threat". It doesn't have to be justified, either. Let me go find the link.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2860231/posts

...this is scary no matter what party you belong to.

Pat

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