Comments on news posted 2013-02-25 10:38:15: After several significant delays, the entertainment industry and most of the nation's largest ISPs are set to launch their "six strikes" graduated response anti-piracy efforts starting today. ..
Yes, but you've spent 35 dollars to profess innocence. ISP "exonerates you", and the MPAA / RIAA have now lost grounds to sue I'm guessing. After all, open router, hacked, etc, the ISP buys your excuse for the "fee".
If taken to court, bring said I was found innocent due to X reason. 35 dollars is a lot cheaper than the 1000's a lawyer costs to make the same case.
Quite honestly, I know 1 person who got their connection cut under Mediacom's 3 strikes. And they were completely guilty. I don't know of any instances of false strikes and I know of a lot of people with Mediacom. Most people don't even know it exists. That's how transparent it is. It took Torrentfreak years to figure it out.
They've read the material, spent 35 to protest their innocence (open router, etc), and thus when the MPAA / RIAA try to sue, have a ground to argue they didn't know until informed.
I highly doubt any ISPS are going to cut the cord. They aren't about losing money.
If you leave your router open you kind of deserve to get your internet cut off. Anyone spending $35 to protest is an idiot. It's called 6 strikes and then NOTHING happens so why bother spending $35? And I'll be $1,000,000 not one single innocent person gets flagged 6 times in a row. EVER. WILL NOT HAPPEN.
ISP's need not be accurate pull information out of anus.
If the same level of accuracy is used to identify the IP address of subscribers downloading copyrighted material as is used to measure data consumption against CAPS all is lost. I am sure that the ISP's do not care whether or not they are accurate. They will get $35.00 if the subscriber wants to protest a false accusation that they downloaded copyrighted material. Essentially the six strikes plan is copyright trolling. Since we have the most corrupt government money can buy, do not hold out hope that government will act to regulate data meters or insure the accurately of the linking of IP addresses to subscriber accounts.
Not if you never illegally downloaded copyrighted material and you receive a letter because the ISP was sloppy linking the date when you were assigned the IP address, that was previously assigned to another subscriber's account. So they send you a warning letter even though another subscriber previous assigned the IP address did the dirty deed.