OR DON’T THE ISP PROVIDERS HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO?
We have all been afraid of what’s to come in our now corporate run society, but the worst news for us is just emerging. I suppose it was only a matter of time before we would face an even more difficult obstacle where uploading and downloading are concerned. We discovered that some of the ISP providers will be forthcoming with our personal information and will be policing us-their users.
You might have time to switch your providers before this goes into effect. On November 28th AT&T, and many others will launch their systems, warning copyright infringement abusers that you will be directed to a copyright page for educational purposes and the sites blocked from your use. AT&T starts Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plan. Repeat offenders will have no choice but to be re-educated, and will block all sites that it deems you use on a regular basis. I wonder if this means brain-washing by boredom.*snore* Can they really manage to force me into reading something I don’t want to? They can block my ass six ways from Sunday but they can’t force me to read anything!
Pirate Bay’s new infrastructure. Here are some other bits of torrent news and updates for you concerning anti-piracy gangs. There are other sites that are thinking the way of the cloud is the way to go, however, they say the downloader is then responsible for the jail time and fines if they continue to download under the threat from the Feds. How nice!
A new precedent was set at the Court of the Hague where Hollywood backed anti-piracy group called Brien won a landmark case against a provider, XS Networks for damages that copyright holders suffered because of torrent sites. Namely Sumo Torrent, the network refused to hand over personal info of the owners of Sumo as well as non-compliance in shutting the torrent site down. Obviously the U.S. and the big name Hollywood groups have already brought pressure to bare on our ISP providers and no one is even challenging it here in a court of law. Torrent sites web-hosts have been ordered to pay damages. Talk about your roll over with legs in the air! Damn Beta dogs!
I have a feeling if the torrent sites cannot find a way around this problem the complete end of torrent sites will be near. If this does happen and there will be no e-books available for free any more then I will have to go back to paper based books. I refuse to pay for books that I do not own. Don’t ask me where I will put all of those books, but I’m stubborn so I will figure out a way, maybe box them if I have to. (Saves on dusting)
DMCA notice forces 1,450,000 education blogs offline. Really??? Is there a place on the planet we can move to where I don’t have a fusion center spying on me? Probably not. I see a future here in the U.S. where the government owns and runs our internet and everyone will be forced to use it, and only the sites they want you to have access to. (Don’t laugh) The auto-mated DMCA take-down notices are now running amok and will soon issue a take-down for me personally! (Feeling around under the bed for the full automatic).
Gen runs up against take-down notices on a weekly basis. So when she puts something up I suggest you grab it while the getting is good.
So in closing on my info-commentary-fueled-rant and where I feel sure our Dystopian future is headed, I wanted you to discover what I had discovered and to be more aware of where our favorite pastime is headed.