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Internet providers to begin warning customers who pirate content
http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/18/tech/web/copyright-alert-system/index.html?ctp=1 ^

Posted on 10/21/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by Orange1998

It is about to get a bit more difficult to illegally download TV shows, movies or music online.

A new alert system, rolling out over the next two months, will repeatedly warn and possibly punish people violating digital copyrights. The Copyright Alert System was announced last July and has been four years in the making.

If you use AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, or Verizon as your Internet service provider, you could receive the first of one of these notes starting in the next two months.

The Internet provider is delivering the message, but the legwork is being done by the copyright owners, which will monitor peer-to-peer networks such as BitTorrent.

They use a service called MarkMonitor, which uses a combination of people and automated systems to spot illegal downloading. It will collect the IP addresses of offenders, but no personal information. The IP addresses are turned over to the Internet providers, which will match up the address with the right customer and send the notification.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: copyrightviolation; digitalcopyright; internet; internetproviders; ispwarning; markmonitor; piratedcontent; sourcetitlenoturl
Coming to a town near you.... Force Reading and Throttling?

After the educational phase, the customers will be asked to acknowledge that they received the warning. If they continue to download content illegally, the alerts will threaten mild punishments, such as forcing the copyright violator to read "educational materials," or throttling their Internet connection so that it is slow, making it harder to download large files.

1 posted on 10/21/2012 5:08:28 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

The signal can’t be stopped..


2 posted on 10/21/2012 5:11:54 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Orange1998

Use a proxy. Stream, don’t download. In short, yawn.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by taketheredpill
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To: Orange1998

Use a proxy. Stream, don’t download. In short, yawn.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by taketheredpill
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To: Orange1998

Use a proxy. Stream, don’t download. In short, yawn.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 5:17:51 PM PDT by taketheredpill
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To: Orange1998

How would they know?


6 posted on 10/21/2012 5:26:21 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Orange1998

This ought to stimulate the creation of all kinds of new countermeasures and alternatives, which of course will be free for downloading...


7 posted on 10/21/2012 5:27:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: VanDeKoik

I’m assuming that they will simply monitor your bandwidth usage. You will then be presumed a pirate if you use a lot of bandwidth.

It’s more of the “you prove your innocence”, otherwise you are guilty.


8 posted on 10/21/2012 5:32:17 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Orange1998

From one of the comments:
“... if the industry wants to get into a technology war with a bunch of teenagers... they will loose. “

LOL! Our kids can’t learn to spell, but they can get what they want off the internet.

Maybe the answer for ‘content providers’ is to require downloading to be taught in school by NEA union members...


9 posted on 10/21/2012 5:32:20 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: taketheredpill

In what way is streaming pirated copies of copyright material different from shoplifting the CD, DVD, or Blu-ray version?


10 posted on 10/21/2012 5:32:49 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Internet radio is legal, regulated, and pays royalties.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 5:36:54 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: VanDeKoik
How would they know?

From what I read months ago, that software program watches for large downloads and reports those if they seem to indicate a pattern of frequency.

In other words, some person would actually have to look at the data to determine what might have been downloaded. Of course, the software could be set up to report on 'suspicious large downloads' and frequencies.
12 posted on 10/21/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT by TomGuy (Dukakis is to tank as Obama is to binder & Big Bird)
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To: TomGuy

Large download monitoring would imply coverage of Usenet...


13 posted on 10/21/2012 6:01:18 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: TomGuy

>> that software program watches for large downloads

heh... I wonder if keeping your windoze software up-to-date with service packs trips the trigger. :-)


14 posted on 10/21/2012 6:06:16 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Orange1998

Does anyone even “download” movies anymore? Why create hard copies or tie up space when everything is out there a click away?


15 posted on 10/21/2012 6:06:34 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: proxy_user

That’s why I included the word “pirated” in my first post.

I don’t have any problem with paid streaming sites, such as Netflix, either.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 6:08:42 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Orange1998

whether you “agree” or not...

http://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-artists-rejoice-megabox-is-not-dead-120621/


17 posted on 10/21/2012 6:15:50 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Orange1998

Problem solved. Overseas seed boxes in friendly to violations of copyright laws.

Then use a secure connection to FTP in to your seed box and download your files.

It’s a lot of work to save 5 or 10 bucks on a movie. But people do it.


18 posted on 10/21/2012 6:52:00 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Orange1998

For mac users use a proxy app like Netshade.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Orange1998

My question is, what TV show or recent movie is even worth downloading illegally?


20 posted on 10/21/2012 7:08:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: Orange1998

Our elected officials have stolen 16 trillion, and they are worried about prosecuting people sneaking into the movies!


21 posted on 10/21/2012 7:17:35 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Orange1998
Hey Center for Copyright Information! meet Anonymous

Play nice...


22 posted on 10/21/2012 7:24:40 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Orange1998

Whenever I don my eyepatch it is only through trusted private trackers and with encryption, and then if its something I actually liked I go and buy it anyway ;)


23 posted on 10/21/2012 7:44:33 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
In what way is streaming pirated copies of copyright material different from shoplifting the CD, DVD, or Blu-ray version?

Let them prove to us that they own those electrons...
24 posted on 10/21/2012 7:46:15 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: darkwing104

Funny


25 posted on 10/22/2012 6:22:05 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Uhhhh.... because nothing is being “downloaded” per se.


26 posted on 10/24/2012 8:54:11 AM PDT by taketheredpill
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To: taketheredpill

If you didn’t pay for the license to stream (say) a video — how is that different from other forms of theft or fraud? It’s called “piracy” for a reason.


27 posted on 10/24/2012 12:37:57 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Bye


28 posted on 10/24/2012 1:00:39 PM PDT by taketheredpill
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To: VanDeKoik

Everything on the net travels through many computers, if you’ve identified your material on a bittorrent server you know where it is, you look and see what IPs it’s sending packets to, you can even get the hops, which will tell you who their ISP is, you report the IP and time to the ISP, they know which account logged into the network to have that IP at that time.

Because every packet tells every computer it goes through where it’s going it’s all very easy.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:04 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: taketheredpill

Using a proxy will only help until they start monitoring traffic around known proxies. Streaming changes nothing, data packets are data packets, they all have their destination IP.


30 posted on 10/24/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: taketheredpill

31 posted on 10/24/2012 2:13:12 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: discostu

I have one simple rule when it comes to Bit Torrent.

Get it quick, delete all the torrent files when done, turn the program off, and stick with crap no one cares about.

I’ve seen people that had dozens of files going that left their client running 24/7. Absolutely nuts!


32 posted on 10/24/2012 3:18:54 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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