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N10Cities
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Re: More going on..

Doesn't the safe harbor provision of the DMCA take care of that?

said by sparc:

by cooperating, it also stops the media companies from suing the ISPs for being a conduit for the large scale of consumer piracy. I would guess there's a strong benefit to cooperating to avoid expensive litigation that could create even larger problems for the ISP. (Or even something worse like government intervention via laws that force something like filtering)


sparc

join:2006-05-06

not exactly sure. The DMCA mostly seems to deal with hosted content. An ISP appears to be more of an intermediary to me rather than one directly committing the piracy.

my non-expert opinion is that the law is unclear here and that's why it's easier for ISPs to cooperate before the government makes a law or some media company sues.