said by KrK:
It only STARTS here.
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This is a continuation of the liberties lost when Homeland security was created. The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) website is here - »www.copyrightinformation.org/res ··· ces-faq/
on this page you can read the ISP / content owner memorandums of understanding.
Essentially, the RIAA and MPAA will have copyrighted content delivered to the copyright information designee (auditors?) by content owners or designees, who wish their intellectual property protected.
The Copyright Information Center will have P2P servers that participate in file sharing. The sharing will work, but while sharing, software will determine what file is being share (if the file has a copyright owner that has asked for protection of digital material with the Copyright Information Center).
When the CCI (Copyright Information Centers) proxy determines a P2P file is violating a copyright, it will flag the time and IP address of the offending download and source (if upload). Monthly a report of infringed copyrights, IP addresses and times will be delivered to ISP's who will forward the alleged violations to their respective customers.
The goal seems to be to educate, attempt remediation, and later to seek punishment.
I'm not a fan of spying, but P2P is inherently shared by users. I can't see how any decision to use a P2P service that may search for violations of copyright is illegal. It doesn't seem that the CCI is spying, it's just part of the P2P network, but is taking notes about who is sharing what, where, when and what IP address.
The methodology is discussed a bit here - »www.copyrightinformation.org/wp- ··· cted.pdf
An unmodified copy of the memorandum of understanding is here - »www.copyrightinformation.org/wp- ··· ding.pdf
There appear to be 2 updates to the agreement which are here »www.copyrightinformation.org/wp- ··· ment.pdf
and here »www.copyrightinformation.org/wp- ··· ment.pdf--
Congress could mess up a one piece jigsaw puzzle.