ISPs Soon Forced to Police Your Internet Behavior?

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gamerjames

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The ISP's should in no way be held accountable for someone elses actions. If you do the crime, you do the time, not the ISP. This is just stupid.

 

gamerjames

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I am not anti-pirating by the way, It's just that I don't believe someone else should pay for someone elses illegal actions.
 

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This would be the same as a family suing a car manufacture and a beer company cause a drunk driver killed one or more family members in a car crash caused by the drunk driver.
 

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it's not about what's right, it's about what's easy. ISP's are much easier to bully into solving the piracy issues then it is for the government. This shows you how the music and movie industry can lobby governments into doing their bidding.
 

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The responsibility of the ISP should be similar to that of a landlord. If you weren't aware of your tenant's illegal activities, you shouldn't be liable for them. If you know some your tenants are doing that kind of thing, evict them.
The party accusing the subscriber should have to prove the subscriber behaved illegally, but if they are also planning to hold the ISP liable, they should have to prove that the ISP blatantly ignored the activities the subscriber.
 

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I'm not sure what to comment on since this story seems incomplete. So how would ACTA affect ISP's responsibility to police downloads? Marcus, I am not one of your bashers, but this story is so important and you managed to write a a list of countries who are involved and countries which are not and the rest is left to my imagination. Unless your intention was for me to navigate over to PCWORLD and find out the full story there? Hmm...
 

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I am not anti-pirating by the way
It's actually WAR!!!

Users will download something wrong on Internet (could be by mistake a virus or something).. and few days after Police will be at your door and you'll have no idea why.

I feel like... this is just stupid... They aren't able to check and stop the internet content, imagine for users...

I should sue gouvernment for not make Internet safe?!?
 

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So telecoms can be held accountable for the small percentage of users who pirate, but they can't be held accountable for complying with Patriot Act wiretapping and other unconscionable privacy and rights violations?
 

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[citation][nom]sstym[/nom]The responsibility of the ISP should be similar to that of a landlord. If you weren't aware of your tenant's illegal activities, you shouldn't be liable for them. If you know some your tenants are doing that kind of thing, evict them.The party accusing the subscriber should have to prove the subscriber behaved illegally, but if they are also planning to hold the ISP liable, they should have to prove that the ISP blatantly ignored the activities the subscriber.[/citation]
I hate posting repeatedly on the same story, but I have to respond to this. A landlord owns the property, whereas the internet is not owned - but you and I pay to get access to it. Legally speaking, there is distinction between those two things. The ISP job is to provide its customers with a service, and that service boils down to enabling me to connect to whatever content I desire to reach. In this case, why aren't the police retifying a law which states that the ISP is held responsible for one of their custmoers' child porn download, or bomb building instruction downloads? Come on, let's think clearly here.
 

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[citation][nom]reddragon72[/nom]This would be the same as a family suing a car manufacture and a beer company cause a drunk driver killed one or more family members in a car crash caused by the drunk driver.[/citation]
thats what im thinking how stupid
 

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Once again the politicians and officials a like show their utter lack of knowledge and understanding. Cold War and Industrial ways of policing and/or just plain doing things are rapidly fading away. The world changes yet they do not.
 

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Absolutely ridiculous and a waste of time and tax payer money.

They can pass the law but it will never stand up to legislative scrutiny.

It's articles like this that actually make me happy I am a card carrying member of both the ACLU and the NRA.
 
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