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[yahoo] RIAA to halt lawsuits, cozy up to ISPs instead

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http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/31678

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At last, the music industry admits what we've known for years: That filing music-swapping lawsuits against teenagers, little old ladies, and corpses is a fool's errand (not to mention an expensive headache for the defendants). But don't worry—the RIAA has something new up its sleeves.
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Now if the RIAA didn't consist of idiots, they would have gone after huge seeders. Anyways, I guess ISP's will now be throttling connections, fun.
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Exactly. They're going after the result of the problem, and forgetting about the cause. Without the seeders, there would be no P2P sharing of this scale.
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post #4 of 30
ISPs already throttle connections, the RIAA wants them to give warnings to users and eventually disconnect them if they repeatedly pirate music.
    
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post #5 of 30
Already posted...but a different source.

http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...soul-will.html
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Finally, the RIAA are now doing something that makes sense
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And here's another possibility, courtesy of yours truly: Say your ISP catches you sharing tunes via P2P. No problem—download away! But when you get your next cable bill, you'll find the itemized songs added to your monthly charge, kind of like an iTunes bill.
thats the perfect way to stop P2P Priacy, just bill it to there internet
then people will start thinking what they are getting off the internet they will be billed for, and that will force them to stop, otherwise it'll cost em

what the RIAA are doing now, actually makes sense in that article
rather then just sueing anyone that downloads/uploads a few songs to thousands
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Finally, the RIAA are now doing something that makes sense


thats the perfect way to stop P2P Priacy, just bill it to there internet
then people will start thinking what they are getting off the internet they will be billed for, and that will force them to stop, otherwise it'll cost em

what the RIAA are doing now, actually makes sense in that article
rather then just sueing anyone that downloads/uploads a few songs to thousands
so would it be like a dollar a song or something?
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or you can just use the encryption with pg2 and see if they catch you downloading stuff
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post #9 of 30
This just sounds like a different way of the comcast method. "You are using the bandwidth you already pay for so we will charge you more"

Not all cable companies will do this and the ones that don't will most likely get a lot of new business.
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I don't think anybody would care about me pirating the music I listen to.

"STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM, I SEE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PIRATING OVER 12GB OF MERZBOW, OFF TO JAIL WITH YOU".
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