How am I supposed to watch Game of Thrones now???
Hit the "How to Avoid Strikes" tab and apply it to however you'd go about doing that.
I pull all of my music off pages using my cache folder, so I'm not worried about that yet.
But for movies...that sucks.
From what I have researched, this effects users of P2P the most (like bittorrent). If people download files over services like Dropbox, Mega, Rapidshare, etc. you will not get a strike. This is because anti-p2p organizations can not monitor traffic over http or https YET. Bills like CISPA would make that easier.
Depending on the service provider, the ISP’s range of actions may include:
Before each Alert is sent, a rigorous process ensures the content identified is definitely protected by copyright and that the notice is forwarded to the right Subscriber.
- A temporary reduction in Internet speed;
- A temporary downgrade in Internet service tier or
- Redirection to a landing page for a set period of time, until a subscriber contacts the ISP or until the subscriber completes an online copyright education program.
While it may seem like the system may have the right idea morally, there are a few negative impacts:1.
What happens with people who share internet? Apartments? My buddy shares his internet with his apartment on a non-business tier. Is he subject to these penalties for other people's actions?2.
What about certain businesses that do not need the non-business tiers? There doesn't appear to be any application to grant IP Address exemptions for certain businesses. Small businesses will either suffer or be forced to invest more $ into a higher tier package which is exempt from this copyright system (Business and beyond).3.
Anti-p2p organizations are likely going to issue strikes on file names which may circumstantially contain copywritten material, when the archive (.zip, .rar, etc.) is password protected and could very well contain non-copywritten material.4.
How do anti-p2p organizations know that I'm not simply downloading a digital backup of a cassette that I went out and physically purchased?
The digital age has definitely negatively impacted the media industry, but they need to get with it and figure out alternatives instead of trying to restrict something they won't be able to.
In my opinion, this is a prelude toward
a) getting more people to support CISPA
b) an example as to "why CISPA should pass" -- this program will likely combat 1/10 pirates (be a failure)
Edited by -Wade-, February 25, 2013 - 03:16 PM.