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Beware (Downloading) Americans!!

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posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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They're coming for you!

Didn't see this posted, if it is please remove.

This is certainly worthy of your attention!


American ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme on July 12


source for the claim above


If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they’re coming for you. Specifically, they’re coming for you on Thursday, July 12.

That’s the date when the nation’s largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users’ bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.

Word of the start date has been largely kept secret since ISPs announced their plans last June. The deal was brokered by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and coordinated by the Obama Administration. The same groups have weighed in heavily on controversial Internet policies around the world, with similar facilitation by the Obama’s Administration’s State Department.

The July 12 date was revealed by the RIAA’s CEO and top lobbyist, Cary Sherman, during a publishers’ conference on Wednesday in New Yo



Users who are “caught” infringing on a creator’s protected work can then be interrupted with a notice that piracy is forbidden by law and carries penalties of up to $150,000 per infringement, requiring the user to click through saying they understand the consequences before bandwidth is restored, and they could still be subject to copyright infringement lawsuits.


This is of importance for anybody who downloads stuff!

$150.000 dollars per infringement


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posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:30 AM
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Sounds like the lawyers are getting ready to flex their muscles again. I was looking for something that was copyrighted recently (I know...) and found a link via google that pointed at some large file hosting site. When I clicked the link I was greeted with: "You may now only upload and download your own files, please log in."

It seems as if the sites themselves are towing the line now in light of the recent megaupload (?) closure. Oh well, I guess it was only a matter of time. It will all go back underground again like it used to be in the old days.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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You're probably already aware of this but try the TOR-network.

I'm a pc newb and even i figured out how to use it, not much too it.

As far as i'm aware it will garantuee your anonomity. (did i even spell that correctly?)



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by kn0wh0w
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As far as i'm aware it will garantuee your anonomity. (did i even spell that correctly?)


Guarantee and anonymity should never be used in the same sentence.
However, if you truly believe that, then be prepared for the consequences.
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posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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Always funny those crazy amounts of money if you are found to be quilty, sadly it isn't a joke.
Does downloading 1 mp3 cost $150.000?



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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There already doing it. I got a letter about a month ago. It said that i had pirated a movie called Time and if i did not remove it from my computer that my internet service would be disconnected.I didnt take it off just to see what would happen. A week latter i got another letter saying this was my final warning to remove the movie from my computer..............how did they know it was still on there????



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by Skewed

Originally posted by kn0wh0w
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As far as i'm aware it will garantuee your anonomity. (did i even spell that correctly?)


Guarantee and anonymity should never be used in the same sentence.
However, if you truly believe that, then be prepared for the consequences.
edit on 16-3-2012 by Skewed because: (no reason given)


that why i said



As far as i'm aware



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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All in all, this is where people had better start telling their ISPs to piss off and drop them like a bad habit.
They cannot spy on you if you are not a customer.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:50 AM
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Going from here to here; no surprise.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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Really? Pretty shocking alright if they can look on your computer.

Myself got about 30 downloaded movies, luckily I don't live in the US.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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Thanks for the tip but I don't regularly download, it was an obscure and hard to find thing I was looking for. I don't really have a need for TOR right now but am aware of its existence, mainly via news about pedos, drug sites and all the rest that is deemed newsworthy by MSM.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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They must be able to look in your computer because once i dele. the movie i got no more letters, but they must only look for certain films because i had a lot of downloads on my comp. What i do now is download and make dvd copys and then dele it from the computer but who knows if that really helps or not.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 09:02 AM
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We're you still seeding the movie? My friend got an email a month ago saying to delete a show from her comp. came from the ISP on behalf of NBC



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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no i dont seed any thing i download im a dick like that lol. Thats what i looked at first thinking maybe i left it seeding and thats how they saw it but nope. Mine was from isp because warner bros. filed a complaint.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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We thought it was a joke cause the guy who sent the emails name was Osama Hussein or something
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