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11 June 2012 @ 07:59 pm
.1807 - All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012  
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*IMPORTANT UPDATE: PLEASE READ*

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"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


ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
 
 
 
Kellie: SPN - Dean||doesn't approvekelzies on June 11th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Urgh, the internet will become a very boring place. Apparently even screencaps could be affected. Bye bye icon making :/
Andrea: Jensen doesn´t approvelupina78 on June 12th, 2012 06:13 am (UTC)
It´s going to suck major. I can´t believe what they´re going to do. What does this prove? No one will buy more DVD´s, CD´s or whatever because of this. Pretty much the opposite. And, how is this different to the 80´s where we recorded music from the radio onto cassettes? I still own a good hundred music casettes with "stolen" music. No one said anything about copyright back then.
Life Journal/internet without icons, gifs or screencaps? BOOOORING!!

*hugs*
Hadleyewlyn on June 12th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I suspect that they are biting off way more than they can chew and that after a few months of crack downs they will ease up. Thank goodness there is so much streaming media here in the US. I can still screen cap without downloading. :)
Andrea: Dean :(lupina78 on June 12th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
I think so too. They´ll realize that it makes no sense and ease up. At least I hope so. Too bad that us Europeans can´t excess the streaming media sites. :(
I don´t even want to think about not seeing season 8 of SPN - waiting for it to be on German/Austrian TV will take years! :/
Hadley: Gary Oldmanewlyn on June 12th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Pirate Bay isn't in the US. :)