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19 March 2012 @ 09:45 pm
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012  
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According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:

"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:

Youtube video explaining this:

Kelliekelzies on March 19th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Oh crap :(
Andrea: Sam: bitchface b/wlupina78 on March 19th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
You really can say that. If that´s going to be reality by July, the whole internet changes. I can´t believe it..not only will there be no more downloading of my favourite shows, but they also cut us all short in our creativity and freedom. And that´s a human right. I fear that this won´t end well..*sigh*


Edited at 2012-03-19 09:32 pm (UTC)
Kellie: Jensen - sadfacekelzies on March 19th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
I don't either :( *HUGS* This is so much bullshit. The internet and fandom as we know it will be no more.

I NEED to make icons. It's stress relief. No doubt it is to many others, along with vidding etc. To take that all away... *sigh*

*hugs back*
Andrea: Jensen doesn´t approvelupina78 on March 19th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Exactly. The internet is going to be a much colder and darker place, here as much as everywhere else. Don´t they get that we are doing this because we actually "LIKE" those shows?
I am no vidder or icon maker or author, but I enjoy every single one of them as a person that loves the actors, the show or whatever the art is about. I get that copyright is important, but wouldn´t we add a "copyright by" to everything we do, if that would solve the problem? The industry is making so much profit with us fans, they really could give us a little "bonus"
Sadly, we aren´t the one´s in charge..*is desperate*
Jenny: [tv] H50 - Steve WTFgennfa on March 19th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
Mayas were right. 2012 - the world ends.

F*cking idiots. What's the PROBLEM in offering all the stuff on hulu or iTunes to be bought??
Andrea: tiny dog vs huge dog: WTF?lupina78 on March 19th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
I already said that today too. Different topic, but still..*sigh*

I just don´t get it. It´s ridiculous. If I love a show or a movie, I watch it in the theatre, buy the DVD and watch it on TV too. Why is downloading it such a crime then? I simply don´t get it...fucking idiots, damn straight!

Jenny: [tv] H50 - Steve WTFgennfa on March 19th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ist das gleich bei der Musik. Gibt/Gab ja mal Musikload. Da konnte man einzelne Songs für Geld runterladen. 2€ pro Song oder so. Und dann hatte man die Möglichkeit jeden Song 5x auf CD zu brennen. Danach ging der Song nicht mehr. Wenn ich ne CD kaufe, kann ich die unendlich oft, auf ne neue packen (z.B. wenn ich ne Mix-CD mache). Fand ich total scheisse.

Dass die Säcke es einfach nicht auf die Reihe kriegen wollen, ein vernünftiges Angebot für Serien online zu schaffen! So weltfremd und mittelalterlich kann man doch gar nicht sein.
Fühl mich ja schon wie'n 3.Welt Mensch, wenn's bei Twitter n Promovideo gibt und dann klickt man, und es die CBS Seite, wo man seinen PC in den USA stehen haben muss. Sowas beklopptes. Steckt der Musik- und Filmindustrie noch mehr Geld in den verdammten Arsch. Haben ja noch nicht genug. *moah*

Wenn ich wegen dieser Scheisse meine Serien nicht mehr kriege und auf die scheiss dt. Ausstrahlung warten muss, gibt's Tote! -,-

Edited at 2012-03-19 09:45 pm (UTC)
Andrea: Dean: facepalm b/wlupina78 on March 19th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Genau meine Worte. Die ganze bekloppte Industrie scheffelt mehr und mehr Geld und wir können für alles noch wesentlich mehr bezahlen, damit die noch mehr Geld kriegen. Voll Scheiße!
Offensichtlich geht das ganze wirklich in Richtung Mittelalterlicher Zensur. Grade das Internet sollte ein freier "Ort" sein, sehr wohl mit Gesetzen und Regelungen, aber wo Information genauso wie Musik oder Film frei zugänglich sind. Aber Gott sei Dank gibts Porno für alle total easy...sind wir nicht froh darüber?

Jenny: [tv] H50 - Teamgennfa on March 19th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Würd mich nicht wundern, wenn's bald so wie in China ist. Zensur pur. -,-

Ich würd gerne dafür bezahlen, die ganzen Sachen online sehen zu können, und da geht es doch vielen so. Aber nein.

Bei den Amis wundert mich eigentlich nix mehr. Und trotzdem kommen sie immer wieder so einer gequirlten Kackscheisse um die Ecke. Prüde bis zum geht-nicht-mehr. Oh mein Gott!! Da stillt eine Frau ihr Baby im Restaurant. Das darf sie nicht und muss sich im Klo verschanzen. Oder die flippen völlig aus, wenn man eine halbe Brust im TV sieht. Großer Gott! Wir landen alle in der Hölle! Dafür hat man die größte Pornoindustrie der Welt. Aber diese lächerliche Doppeldeutigkeit will man ja nicht sehen.
aaronlisa: Sade (yellow)aaronlisa on March 20th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
How will they be able to tell from a legitimate download and an illegal one?

I don't know why the entertainment industry refuses to listen to the general population: make it available to everyone worldwide at the same time and you won't have to deal with downloading. If everyone can access what they want to watch/read/listen to easily and cheaply, then most people probably won't download.

What really bothers me is that downloading either fan-made content or episodes has made me become a fan of TV Shows, movies, music, etc. All of which, I've bought legally when I've had the chance to do so.