·Time Warner Cable
·AT&T DSL Service
Now they will have real liability
TWC enjoyed the "safe harbor" doctrine as an ISP. They are not supposed to know what their customers are doing. If they don't know they have no liability.
However, if they actively monitor the customers on their network then they know what's going on.
If they never cared, that's one thing.
If they know, now it might be illegal, and do either anything or nothing.
As long as they know and do nothing they are complicit. If they know and take action to stop the piracy, they can be accused of censorship.
They are damned if they do, damned if they don't, once they know.
I'd think it would be in their best interest to not take steps to get knowledge of alleged piracy on their network. Sometimes it's in your best interest to know nothing.
Speaking of liability...
Internet Security protection and or Firewalls with AV, AS, etc.
1. What if a subscriber is infected with Spyware, Viruses, Bots, and Trojans that being used to pass piracy traffic?
2. What if a subscriber is protected but was still vulnerable due to lack of updates provided by the Security software (Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, etc...) or hardware provider (Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper, Netgear, etc...) to handle new threats. Who is responsible and liable then since subscriber took preventive measures to mitigate vulnerabilities?