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Thread: RIAA president proposes spyware-like solution to piracy

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    Hairbautt's Avatar *haircut
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    "In comments to the State of the Net conference held in Washington, DC this past week, RIAA president Cary Sherman essentially said he'd support filters and spyware-like applications to prevent piracy."

    "While the panel went on for over an hour, the juiciest tidbits came in Cary's responses to filtering and encryption, which are sure to ignite criticism from the RIAA's detractors over their methods to fight piracy.

    "We think we need some help with the solution," he said. "Filtering is one of them. It isn't perfect but it works and has lots of advantages." He said it could be targeted to include only copyrighted works claimed by content owners, and could operate anonymously and automatically.

    However, there are ways around filters, and that includes encryption. Here's were it gets interesting: Sherman says that the filters could be put into the applications, or even the end user's computer to prevent copyrighted encrypted files in the first place.

    "If you want to hear it, you'd need to decrypt it, then the filter would work," he said. Filters could be placed into the modems, even at the ISP level -- where so far most have been resistant to divulging the online habits of their customers anyways."

    Source: Full Article @ BetaNews
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    Aaxel21's Avatar AHHHHH!
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    What happned to "We don't see a need for mandatory ISP filtering".

    from the post RIAA chief: We don't see a need for mandatory ISP filtering
    Remember bullets always have the right of way.

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    Pirates always finds alternatives look what happened to sandvine.

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    Good luck trying to pull that kind of shit off!

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    exam's Avatar Member
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    That shit will never happen at this rate
    First it was 'we don't need regulation' Now its 'We need encryption filters'
    Well, lemme tell you, RIAA. The pirates will always win. Nothing can be done about it.


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