Isps Plan To Hijack Browsers And Limit Internet Access To Combat Copyright Piracy
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:15 AM
And I bet you won't be the only one... Anybody remembers the Sony Playstation Network (PSN) fiasco? Result was the CEO got fired! And Sony may never recover...
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
~ Joseph Heller, Catch-22
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
~ Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
~ Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
Censorship in any form is the opening wedge for fascism, since it places arbitrary and unwarranted power in the hands of individuals.
~ Jack Parsons from the book "Freedom Is a Two-edged Sword"
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:31 AM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:44 PM
I suspect the primary effect of this isn't to directly prevent illicit file sharing. It's to intimidate and deter file sharers, particularly those that don't own their internet connection (i.e. teens, students, folks still living with their parents).
What they're aiming for is to make illicit file sharing as dangerous (to the perpetrator) as more conventional crimes like theft, assault, etc. No society has been able to completely stamp those out either, but they're reasonably rare in most places.
If they can get people to treat downloading an unlicensed copy of some media the same way they think about stealing that same item from a retail store, it'll become as (in)frequent as shoplifting.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:44 PM
of course, thanks to this, you're guilty until proved innocent, so I'm doubley guilty because I'll be default ignoring all their supposed advisories and threats of legal illegal action.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:23 PM
The problem with your way of thinking is that "teens and students" know more about the web then adults. And shoplifting happens all the time. You just don't hear about it because it's not a felony worth reporting on the six o'clock news. And half the stuff that used to get shop lifted is just downloaded now. So as I said, "their attempts to stop piracy are a waste of time and money" ((Big media companies have already accomplished the most they will achieve in terms of detering piracy. Low in-come people have all the spare time in the world to find hacks and work arounds to shoplift and pirate what they want.)) Call it part of the circle of life.