posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Essan
This is awful. I won't be able to post other people's videos or photos or stories on the internet and claim they are my own!
Actually it means that even if you post your own photos and stories, and are the legal Copyright holder of your content, all it takes is someone else
claiming that they are their's and not your's, providing no proof of such for you to lose your IP, lose your Internet Access, and lose your
Rights...without legal recourse or remediation.
It means that your ISP will be forced by International Law to do Deep-Packet Sniffing and logging of all your activity online (under the provisions of
"proactive measures"). This means that your Right to Privacy will be null and void. This means that every little thing you say or do online will be
monitored and filtered accordingly, not just by Government Alphabet Soup Agencies, but by numerous private Corporations. Do you really trust Charter,
ComCast, AT&T and so forth with that data? Do you really think that they won't sell that information off to the highest bidder? Do you really think
they aren't going to abuse the privilege?
It means that if your child, or a family friend using your network, downloads content they shouldn't, but three times, you and your family lose your
Internet privileges condemning you to live a Third-World life without access to what is becoming a Necessity of Life in the Modern World. This will
further increase the divide between the "Haves" and the "Have-Nots".
Just because you don't knowingly violate another's IP, doesn't mean this law doesn't adversely affect you.
You do realize that the RIAA has Federally mandated powers over all Music right? That means that they can pursue legal action against even musicians
who post their own music that they legally make and post online...and they have done such many times before already. Now, if you post your own Music
online, the RIAA can not only pursue legal action against you but have your Internet privileges taken away permanently for making your own music
This is bad, very bad news for everyone...Pirates, Non-Pirates, Legal-Abiding Netizens, ISPs, Content Providers, and IP Holders alike.