questionswhat do you think about this article re sopa?

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"RIAA CEO Cary Sherman was one of the guest speakers among a New York panel this week and he confirmed that, at this rate, some of the most powerful Internet providers in America should have their new policies on the books by July 12, 2012.

Here's RT's take on it: "Some of the biggest Internet service providers in America plan to adopt policies that will punish customers for copyright infringement, and one of the top trade groups in the music biz announced this week that it could begin as soon as this summer.

"RIAA CEO Cary Sherman was one of the guest speakers among a New York panel this week and he confirmed that, at this rate, some of the most powerful Internet providers in America should have their new policies on the books by July 12, 2012."

There was a link to a petition but I didn't include it because I am looking to start a discussion, not push the petition.

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I have to hack into my neighbor's ISP to download my movies. :)

Just kidding of course. Honestly, I don't think it will hold up in court. Or I guess I should say I hope it won't.

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how would they actually restrict access is my question? IP address? MAC address? will the ISP's have a customer blacklist?

@moondrake: got a link to the article? i'm wondering if this is one of those 'blow everything way out of proportion' emails.

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"...restrict web access for users who are accused of piracy"

So much for being innocent until proven guilty...

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Meh. Keep it clean and it will work itself out.

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@baqui63: thanks for the link. i'll take a look.

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@carl669: Sorry, I went out for the evening.

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For anyone seeking more information about this you can hop over to the Wall Street Journal for more in an article entitled "Ganging Up On Internet Pirates." You can find the link here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303365804576432270822271148.html