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All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

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Mar. 19th, 2012 | 11:42 pm
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Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

SIGN THE PETITION!
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/backdoor_sopa/?source=fb

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CrushPuppy

From: cp
Date: Mar. 20th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
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According to CNet the date is actually July 1.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57397452-261/riaa-chief-isps-to-start-policing-copyright-by-july-1/

I'm skeptical, personally. The MPAA and RIAA have a lot of lobbying muscle, but we're not talking about Congress here. The ISPs are in business to make money, and many of their customers want broadband access at least in part to be able to download stuff, both legally and not-so-legally. If the ISPs start telling them what they can and can't download, the consumer response is going to be ugly and they'll react accordingly. Granted, not everyone has the ability to change from one ISP to another, but even so, companies do adjust if enough of their customers blast them.

I guess we'll see what happens, but it's definitely good to spread the word.

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From: artic_fox
Date: Mar. 20th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, this is already enforced in New Zealand. The rest of the world ignored it when it happened to us :(

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