Verizon Rolling Out New 6 Strikes Anti-Piracy Policy; Throttles Offenders to 256kbps

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  1. dgstorm

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    This news isn't directly related to Android stuff, but it is a Verizon story, and it pertains to their internet service, which is likely important to all of their users. A recent leak reveals the details of a new Anti-Piracy Policy that Verizon plans to implement in the near future. This new policy has apparently been developed in concert with the MPAA and RIAA to follow the US based Center for Copyright Information (CCI) guidelines.

    This new policy seeks to do several things. First, it will prove as both an early warning system and educational awareness for folks who are violating copyright laws. Additionally, on the back-end, it will help Verizon and any other parties involved to create a trail of evidence to gather for any potential lawsuits against offenders. This new policy will be a 6 strikes procedure. Here's a quote with the details,

    This seems like a fairly balanced approach for the industry to figure out a way to "police" copyright violations, but there is one caveat. This new policy will also apply to businesses. This basically means coffee houses, hotels, fast-food restaurants, apartment complexes & other small businesses can also find themselves subject to these rules. This would mean they have to figure out a way to enforce these rules on their free WiFi connections. That could be a daunting task. What do you guys think?

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    What exactly falls under this copyright policy? Is this just for people who download torrents?
     
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    lol, good thing I don't support any new music anyways. Talentless emo crap. Even rappers now shopping at lady GAP
     
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    What if I am on crappy DSL, does that mean I get a speed boost for pirating?
     
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    So they'll use a sweeper to scan for copyrights like they do virus's?
     
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    What about free "public" wifi, not affiliated with a business? Is the MPAA going to sue some big, or small, city government because some unknown person pirated?

    It sounds like an ok idea, until you think about the headaches it could cause in a situation like that. They should track the device, not the connection.
     
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    And how the hell are they going to scan all the traffic of all their users accurately, that will take some serious hardware and money.
     
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    There must be some fiscal/control/power incentive for Verizon to do this. Otherwise, why would they care? They neither own nor profit from entertainment copyrights, other than, perhaps, FiOS instant movie rentals.
     
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    perhaps the threat of a lawsuit for failure to comply with laws to prevent piracy?
     
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    Enterprise Network sniffing tools/probes at their towers. Verizon has the money..
     
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    Guess its time to buy a VPN!! ;)
     
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    Reread peeps. This is verizons response when it is reported to them. It's in the first couple of sentences of the policy quote. They are not scanning, they are responding to complaints.
     
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