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Originally posted by [ profile] jennybliss at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [ profile] marguerite_26 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
I'm seeing variations of this all over my flist and damn, it does not look good.

(this is an edited version of [ profile] lk737's post here)

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:

"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. No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly.

Fox news confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

Well, it's nice to know all that SOPA protesting made a difference.... I'm hoping this is misinformation or hype, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were not. I'll post updates if I see anything new on this.

Date: March 19th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
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And all this to favour the same greedy buggers who thought it would be fine and dandy to steal my writing and publish it without my permission and whilst denying me my residuals.

It's just such hypocrisy!

Date: March 19th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And they do it all the time. They rip off their performers and artists, steal material from ;unknown' artists, and still scream about downloads. I still fail to see why it isn't simpler just to update their thinking and work WITH digital content streams.

Unless (and call me paranoid, but these days, can one be too paranoid?), it's just part of a larger program of creating the ability and 'legality' to spy on people full time for any reason. Like with the abortion battle, these wars are best waged piecemeal, on seemingly unrelated fronts, until suddenly, we realize we've lost the war...

Date: March 19th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm involved in the folk music scene and people using and abusing our music seem incapable of getting their heads around trad. arr. Someone always owns the rights to an arrangement of a traditional piece, but try telling them that!

Thank the lord for the PRS hereabouts!

Date: March 19th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah....a place to speak!!

Somehow I'm not surprised that trashy Comcast is behind this. I left that dreck for FIOS. So FIOS has not signed on, but you never know.

Time to hoist the jolly roger.

Censorship is alive and well.....

Date: March 19th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Disgusting! So frustrating.

Date: April 6th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
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This just sucks I have buy everything now :(



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• Asking for help is not, as it turns out, fatal.
• Laughing is easier than pulling your hair out, and doesn't have the unfortunate side effect of making you look like a plague victim.
• Even the biggest tasks can be defeated if taken a bit at a time.
• I can write a paper the night before it's due, but the results are not all they could be.
• Be thorough, but focused.
• Trust yourself.
• Honesty, always.

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