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Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's five major Internet service providers.
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Officials involved in the effort acknowledge it's unlikely to stop the biggest violators. There are ways to disguise an IP address or use a neighbor's connection that is unlocked. Public wireless connections, such as those offered at coffee shops, also won't be monitored.
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Dam i was just getting faster service to download more.
 

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Kind of depressing (and encouraging) that CenturyLink isn't considered a major enough provider to be part of this.
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This is completely redundant, as the major studios already do this and notify the ISP via their legal teams, who then "require" us to contact the customer. We are just a "small" ISP and receive notice on a regular basis of users downloading content illegally via P2P, it is a pretty big pain to deal with.

ISPs are being forced to become more and more the "Police of the Internet" every day. Unfortunately if we fail to comply with these notices, then we can be held liable for "damages".

If we keep going at the pace we are going it will absolutely get to the point that in order for your connection to work at all the user will have to use an "approved" browser, and connect to an "approved" gateway, before hitting the WWW. I actually see a day where the VPN as a means of disguising traffic, like TOR, isn't capable of functioning due to new filtering technologies that can detect it.

Basically, as an ISP, I see very dark days ahead of users as far as privacy is concerned, unless something happens legally to prevent these things from happening.
 

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I really don't understand how this is any different then how it has been. I remember in High School Cox shut our internet off because come hired copyright enforcement company sent them a nasty letter. So again how is this any different?
 

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I dont think i know 1 person that is clean from "illegal". Does that mean everyone has to be fined?
 

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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

I don't have any pirated content, I am the only one I know like that.......

I'm so ronry, oh so ronry!
You might not have now but at some point in your life you most likely had. Even if you did not download it yourself. Its like saying i never went over the speed limit.
 

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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

Peerblock + VPN. Done.
Peerblock is a placebo at best....

Here in Australia, we've already had this happening for YEARS now.

It's quite funny. We seem to be the last to advance, but the first to move backwards.

In the words of Jubal Early; Does that seem right to you?
E-cookie for the person who genuinely gets the refference without using Google. ;p
 

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Step 1) get email saying to 'stahp yer piracy'

Step 2) say you have an open wireless network and play computer illiterate

Step 3) loophole lul

correct me if I'm wrong, but an IP address cannot be used to prosecute you. an IP address isn't a finger print and theres no way to tell who downloaded the file. your ISP can terminate your service but that's about it.
 
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