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a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad ([personal profile] majorshipper) wrote2012-06-04 09:56 pm

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

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All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

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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


I did a find/replace to remove the extra coding.

[identity profile] swan-bite.livejournal.com 2012-06-05 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
holy shit. this will affect our comm movie watching, won't it?

[identity profile] swan-bite.livejournal.com 2012-06-05 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
hmm. still. fucked up. so fucked up i can't even. wtf is this bullshit.

it's like the new legislation in NY that wants to ban big gulps.


what is it with people trying to deflect attention from real problems and issues to rich white guy problems? the answer is in the question i guess

*clutches head*

[identity profile] mustbethursday3.livejournal.com 2012-06-05 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
It's a clusterfuck.

The Internet is supposed to run on good feelings (obs not including forums/discussion boards).

GOSH it's the kind of ridiculous action that almost makes me want to go into politics/law - all these old people/politicians and company execs have to be stopped. Sat down somewhere, handed some tiny sandwiches and have someone go - LOOK, I understand that you don't want your 'property' floating around in the ether for free...but the popularity of your content is built on the foundations of Fandom (of the online public) and people making gifs, icons, screenshots and Vids will in noway decrease the value of your content - IT ENRICHES IT - It's a bloody communal activity to spread the love of a show/movie/book...so back the EFF OFF.

UGHHHHH bb.

Awful people are ruining the internet ;_; - they're like RL trolling us.

We practically need a plan for a new internet, a better internet, that no one over 35 knows about...lol.

I don't want all these international/US restrictions to pass into law, because then what? We wait 30 years for all those people to die and for the internet generation to get into power and repeal the hell out of it? It's a long time.

And I feel overly dramatic and blah.

Also, torrents have been the saving grace of the file sharing demise. And they're quicker too....is there a Plan C.

You know it's this kind of ridiculousness that leads to all those hacker/youth over throwing government movies being very popular.

I want to airlock this entire situation.

[identity profile] mustbethursday3.livejournal.com 2012-06-05 11:33 am (UTC)(link)
ALSO:

copyright police

Is as impressive sounding as fashion police.

AND do these people realise that throughout history whenever unpopular laws/restrictions have been placed on the populous it's resulted in people just getting shrewder and more deceptive in order to continue on as normal, but under the radar?

Some people are just going to be all: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

I really can't see this having a good outcome short term for anyone.

(AND ALSO: HELLO. I haven't talked to you for ages and then come in ranting and flailing like a loon. Without even the niceties of a HELLO! O_o ...hope everything else with you is going awesome. I've been catching up on 90s movies for the hell of it, and trying to pysch myself into reading stuff for some criminology units I enrolled in....it's legit week 2 and I'm already lazy. UH OH. *laughs* I should probably get started on that now, actually. Bye. Sorry to rant at you.)