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The country's largest Internet service providers haven't given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops.
Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet about their antipiracy measures.
But during a panel discussion before a gathering of U.S. publishers here today, Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, said most of the participating ISPs are on track to begin implementing the program by July 12.
Did I miss a law being passed giving them policing powers without recourse and indifferent to rights and freedoms?
An industry can't assess fines, confiscate property or put you in prison-- those are governmental activities.
"Self-policing" in any industry means they're facing the threat of governmental regulation, so they jump in and do it themselves. Or at least present the appearance of doing it themselves.
Self indulgent, admiring and important group aren't they. Did I miss a law being passed giving them policing powers without recourse and indifferent to rights and freedoms?
I don't trust them to be 100% accurate, some people are going to get accused and others will be targeted by con artists unwittingly. Am I being harsh?
beyond mentally disturbing and completely psychopathic blind hatred for people
You and Bill are backing up people who want to take people's livelyhoods away
who want to take people's ability to call 911 if their house is burning on the grounds that they may have "stolen" some music or movies
Sorry kids, you can't eat tonight because dad doesn't know how to provide for his family
you'll be the 1st person to be taken offline by this rule you so feverishly defend
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