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Copyright Alert System To Launch Monday 224

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from the Daily Dot: "Starting next week, most U.S. Internet users will be subject to a new copyright enforcement system that could force them to complete educational programs, and even slow their Internet speeds to a crawl. A source with direct knowledge of the Copyright Alert System [said] the five participating Internet service providers will start the controversial program Monday. The ISPs — industry giants AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon — will launch their versions of the CAS on different days throughout the week. Comcast is expected to be the first, on Monday." Of course, there are many ways around the Copyright Alert System, so it probably won't be terribly effective.
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Copyright Alert System To Launch Monday

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  • Good lord (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 22, 2013 @06:29PM (#42985349)

    Security is NOT sexy.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 22, 2013 @06:32PM (#42985379)
    Ubuntu £inux is the root cause of software piracy. It is distributed in an ISO format, the same format that pirated games are typically distributed in. It also has a torrent app that comes in the default install and automatically opens when a torrent is downloaded by your browser! This is entrapment and training the next generation of software pirates. Did you know Ubuntu sends all your infos to the NSA and that the Ubuntu phone is rumored to have a black specs NSA tracking ribbon (the same one used in $20 bills)? I can cite many references on slashdot to similar claims. Ubuntu is unable to run the hit 10/10 release Aliens: Colonial Marines (its an express elevator to epic) which means if Ubuntu is adopted widely the AAA game industry will collapse and millions will be unemployed. Does this mean Ubuntu's ultimate goal is to devastate the US economy? I don't know but I will ask the question. Personally I installed Windows 8 and have a worry free desktop. Microsoft is the hero in all this, fighting an uphill battle against the Ubuntu Tycoons who are brainwashing college students with promises of a "free high quality OS" - Like piracy, there is a price, and it is your immortal soul!
  • by plover ( 150551 ) on Friday February 22, 2013 @06:38PM (#42985445) Homepage Journal

    Ubuntu Tycoons

    You owe me a new keyboard.

  • by Gothmolly ( 148874 ) on Friday February 22, 2013 @06:40PM (#42985477)

    And the real pirates will continue to secretly proxy their stuff over encrypted channels.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 22, 2013 @07:03PM (#42985709)

    I've never pirated anything. Whether you care to believe that, or not, is irrelevent to me.

    I'll be unsurprised if I am flagged as a pirate, though.

  • Crawl (Score:5, Funny)

    by ShakaUVM ( 157947 ) on Friday February 22, 2013 @07:05PM (#42985729) Homepage Journal

    "... or slow their Internet speeds to a crawl."

    So, pretty much business as usual then?

  • by fustakrakich ( 1673220 ) on Friday February 22, 2013 @07:25PM (#42985921) Journal

    ...pretty moderate approach...

    A guy got stopped by a cop for rolling through a stop sign.
    The guy started complaining about it, saying, "C'mon man, I slowed down before crossing."
    The cop rips him out of the car and starts to beat the crap out of the guy, saying, "Do you want to me to stop? Or do you want me to slow down?

  • by Bitmanhome ( 254112 ) <bitman&pobox,com> on Friday February 22, 2013 @11:07PM (#42987223)

    Are you sure it's his tongue? Might be the antenna. They're not supposed to be visible, but some people have bad reactions to the materials.

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