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    The music industry opened up a new front in the war on online music piracy yesterday, threatening to sue internet service providers that allow customers to illegally share copyrighted tracks over their networks.

    The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, said it would take action against internet companies that carry vast amounts of illegally shared files over their networks. It stressed that it would prefer not to pursue such a strategy and is keen to work in partnership with internet providers.

    John Kennedy, the chairman of the IFPI, said he had been frustrated by internet companies that have not acted against customers involved in illegal activity. He warned that litigation against ISPs would be instigated "in weeks rather than months". Barney Wragg, the head of EMI's digital music division, said the industry had been left "with no other option" but to pursue ISPs in the courts.

    The IFPI wants ISPs to disconnect users who refuse to stop exchanging music files illegally. Mr Kennedy said such activity is in breach of a customer's contract with the ISP and disconnecting offenders the IFPI had identified would significantly reduce illegal file sharing.

    Source: http://news.independent.co.uk/busine...cle2162919.ece

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    Noticed that Hairbautt's post touched on this near the end of the story.

    Then read this today... God damn mofo's I hope Mr Kennedy gets run over by a steamroller.
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    This is fecked lol i doubt ISP would do it anyway they would lose masses of customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer4eva View Post
    This is fecked lol i doubt ISP would do it anyway they would lose masses of customers.
    They may not have a choice in the matter, although I'm hoping for some kind of volountary compliance, but even that blows.

    Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt Seevers View Post
    Mr Kennedy said such activity is in breach of a customer's contract with the ISP and disconnecting offenders the IFPI had identified would significantly reduce illegal file sharing...Noticed that Hairbautt's post touched on this near the end of the story. Then read this today... God damn mofo's I hope Mr Kennedy gets run over by a steamroller
    Yeah, good news pick for sure, I was kinda hoping that it wasn't going to roll out like this: Companies vs. ISPs.

    Although, theresa lotta pirates I guess. They're gonna like sue every ISP known to exist And ISPs get their $$ from providing the internet, ugh...it's just...aggravating to think of the loopholes that they might jump thro'. But really I don't think this is going to work, unless it gets taken to a higher court Errrr...depressing.

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    I hope those Music Companes involved in this threatened action realise that the Bit Torrent Protocol is already traffic-shaped by these ISP`s and that these ISP`s are also the same ones who will be providing the Data Transmission facilities for the music industries paying customers when they start making there products available via Bit Torrent, I cannot see ANY court in ANY country giving ANY Corporation the "Right" to control another Corporation, there is also other legalities to be considered such as Privacy Laws. The Music Industry does not have the right of access to an ISP`s logs showing which IP address was being used by which subscriber and it does not have the right to force an ISP to enforce Internet Service Provision T`s & C`s


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    i'm in england.

    i've been looking at prices for internet packages today and i really don't we should be worried about this. prices have been going up for internets for a while and more companies seem to be charging per GB. if ISPs start getting sued i reckon it'll end up being like a tax out of the fees they're testing now.

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    Dont the isp's have common carrier status. This basically means that they cant be sued for anything that travels across their network. How exactly are they gonna be sued for this then.

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    This sucks...People that want to share files should use of the many free solutions which encrypt large data exchanges, one of which is www.gigatribe.com. That way no-one can find out what is being exchanged between users...

    The music industry should worry more about the quality of the music they put out and offer consumers more bang for their buck...that's what's going to keep them in business.

    Hassling the ISPs is like going after the Post Office because people are mailing child pornography or cocaine to each other!


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