reply to Boop
Re: If TekSavvi doesn't fight on Jan 14th, I'm leaving them. I'm already with a different provider, the DSL modem is sitting on a shelf, along with the old wireless router. I have not cancelled with TSI yet, in case CIPPIC can do something, but I honestly doubt it. If you want people to fight for you, you have to make sure there's something on the line for them. I already bought a more secure router and I can afford VPN's easily, but that's not the point. Using the Internet is a requirement in this day and age, so I need to do my part in making sure the rules are kept fair, and no one player is allowed to abuse the system. Copyright trolls do just that, at everyone's expense.
I think the new law is very fair, with penalties of $100 to $5,000 for infringements for personal use, people shouldn't think they are entitled to free stuff. But Voltage is trying to find a way around the new law with this lawsuit, they want to turn litigation into a revenue stream for crappy movies, that is wrong in many levels. The owners of the "dumb" pipe should make it so that it is dumb, but they don't. 2 Weeks of logs are sufficient for law enforcement purposes, but they are keeping months worth. A log correlates an IP issued to a connection/network equipment, it DOES NOT correlate to an actual person. Some foreign ISP's have denied copyright trolls request for information by simply stating that fact: that they could not correlate the IP to an individual, just to a network end point, and thus could not release the name of the account holder as it would be an inappropriate assumption on their part nd they could not justify breaching the account holder's privacy. The trolls possible comeback would be to then ask for the address of the connection (sans name), but since that's a hassle they either give up or try to make the court put more pressure on the ISP, but a good judge usually makes short work of those shenanigans.