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Censorship Fail Reveals Big Music ISP Spying Plan

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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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Censorship Fail Reveals Big Music ISP Spying Plan


torrentfreak.com

Previously confidential documents detailing Universal Music’s meetings with the former UK government over the Digital Economy Act are revealing a whole lot more than the pair intended. Blacked-out sections now uncovered show that Universal believed that ISPs could spy on their users and hand over information to rightsholders in order for them to sue.
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The documents detail meetings held in 2009 with Lord Mandelson, then Secretary of State (SoS) for Business....
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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For those of you who thought things were 'different' insofar as the future of internet ISP conduct around the world....


However, it is Grainge’s final comments during the meeting on anti-piracy enforcement that will raise eyebrows, particularly since the government has tried and failed to censor this statement from the Freedom of Information request.

“As ISPs can monitor the amount of power used by specific users and the sites connected to, it is possible for ISPs to pass on any details to owners of particular rights, who could then take legal action,” Grainge concludes.

The mere suggestion from the head of a major label that ISPs could spy on their customers is outrageous enough, but mentioned in the same breath as a deal with Virgin Media will cause even greater concern.


Evidently, the corporate relationship with governments around the world is such that they can casually negotiate and discuss plans to fundamentally abridge our concepts of 'personal business' to include casting a net over all internet users to see who they can catch and sue..... nice.

Of course there are likely many who still believe that this is about 'property' and 'stealing'.... so ... since you 'could' be stealing, perhaps we should have you tailed, until you do.

torrentfreak.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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Disgusting, the Powers that be seem hell bent on turning people against the internet as it is too much of a threat to them. First they will target downloaders of music and movies then they can target people with Anti government views, where does it end.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Since "someone might steal"...

Oh the hypocrisy of it all...

The information the ISPs collect is valuable in and of itself, but we have to trust that
Big Corps would never wrongly take advantage of the "rightful collection of information', neither would
an ISP abuse the "rightful collection of information" ...there is money to be made from the
people. Thats the bottom line... in which the people pay, and are screwed over.


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