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March 20 2012 @ 04:08 pm
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012  
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Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"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

 
 
 
go_chango_chan2011 on March 21st, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
What!!!!???????????????T_T

Ceciliecila81 on March 21st, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
It's just so frustrating! Why can't they make a legal way for us outside the US to download tv series? If I had to pay a few $ for each ep of my favorite tv show I would be totally fine with it. Now I guess I have to wait 9 months each season for the DVD set. :(
Jill aka Jo: SGA: Teylasireesanwar on March 21st, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Not only are they making it hard to download shows but to just cap things or play around with images. It is highly annoying.
Ceciliecila81 on March 21st, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
There goes our icon and graphics creations! *sigh*
Jill aka Josireesanwar on March 21st, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
Right.
turple_purtle: ahoka-wtfturple_purtle on March 21st, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC)

Invasion of privacy much. What's next, policing my eating habits?

Frankly, unless people are using copyrighted stuff for profit, it only serve as free advertising.

Ran across a program called PeerBlock www.peerblock.com though if it has to talk to your ISP, not sure it can block any logging.
Jill aka Jo: Happy: Dean Smirk SPNsireesanwar on March 21st, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
It is what the government is best at. And yet we vote them into doing it. The government is supposed to be there for the people not to watch the people and haunt their every move.
nightfog: BSG - Kara sad 4x11unightfog on March 21st, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
:-O

seriously?!?!?!?!

shocked and speechless.