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Six-Strikes System Starts In U.S. 418

New submitter mynameiskhan writes "Major internet service providers today will start monitoring the internet traffic to their customers' computers and will warn them if they download copyrighted materials using peer to peer network. The article says, 'A person will be given up to six opportunities to stop before the Internet provider will take more drastic steps, such as temporarily slowing their connection, or redirecting Internet traffic until they acknowledge they received a notice or review educational materials about copyright law.' Furthermore, if you appeal the warning you will be required to pay $35 to state your case. Have the ISPs have had enough of RIAA pestering, or are they siding with RIAA?"
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Six-Strikes System Starts In U.S.

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  • Lucky (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @06:17PM (#43019015)

    I live in China

  • Re:Huh (Score:1, Funny)

    by nthitz ( 840462 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @06:49PM (#43019391)
    Usenet.. the biggest secret since Reddit!
  • by Beardo the Bearded ( 321478 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @07:03PM (#43019519)

    Assume any encrpyted traffic is a copyright violation.

    After all, if you didn't have anything to hide, you wouldn't be using TERRORIST TOOLS.

    You fucking scumbag.

  • Re:Oh boy. (Score:5, Funny)

    by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @09:19PM (#43020567)

    I'm sure there are plenty out there trying to force a false positive right now.

    Hi. I've got three trials running right now:

    One is downloading off The Pirate Bay's top 100 list, and then dumping the torrents on a scratch disk. No encryption, all in the clear.

    The second is doing the same thing, but all encryption options are enabled, and torrents/DHT are pulled through Tor, so only the (encrypted) bittorrent traffic is being relayed through.

    The third is to previously-uploaded torrents that have the naming convention of the same top-100s, and the same apparent contents (file sizes, etc., ) but are public domain video.

    And yes, I do plan on suing the pants off my ISP if they flag the third -- and then getting a petition passed around my neighborhood asking our local representatives to demand the system be turned off, or the permits for our cable providers be yanked with immediate effect. And yes, I know the Public Utilities Commissioner is supposed to be in charge of such things, but the PUC will wipe their arse with any petition... this is going straight to the city and state representatives, with the words "We will vote your sorry ass to the curb if you allow this." It tends to get better results.

    The petitions are already printed off and sitting next to me.

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