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20 March 2012 @ 01:21 pm
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012  
Originally posted by merlinwon at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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IS THIS REALLY GONNA HAPPEN ???!!!!!

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Originally posted by mangacat201

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: Please take a moment and sign the petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th


Just boosting the heads-up...this is insane! My country hasn't signed ACTA so far, but I'm a little wary myself right now. I'm with Neil Gaiman on this shit...




I know I've only found my favorite books...how? By BORROWING them from the library cost-free, or I was lent a book from a friend. I've found my favorite music by listening online. Anything I really love, I want to own the original of as hard copy, and so what do I do? Duh! I go out and buy it. How is this any different? Stupid shits!
 
 
 
applejinxapplejinx on March 21st, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
If it is Fox News and the RIAA saying it, they may be straight-up lying? I'll keep an eye out for any other word about this.
ladyapple27ladyapple27 on March 22nd, 2012 05:38 am (UTC)
Good grief! I hope that it really isn't true. Thank you for posting the Neil Gaiman video.