said by silbaco:
I would say copyright holders. Although I wouldn't say they are paying them. Even that wouldn't make them so willing to cooperate. My guess is they threatened the rates or programming for their TV packages. Or they agreed to side with them on issues at DC.
That is just more of a reason that the government needs to step in and break up ISPs from the content providers.
An ISP should be a dumb pipe and should not have any liability for what its users do with it.
Forcing ISPs to do this is like forcing the power company to track every device that uses their power and to identify anyone using power for illegal things. It just does not make any sense.