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ISP's Will Be Pirate Cops


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Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other Internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States will soon launch new programs to police their networks in an effort to catch digital pirates and stop illegal file-sharing.


Major ISPs announced last summer that they had agreed to take new measures in an effort to prevent subscribers from illegally downloading copyrighted material, but the specifics surrounding the imminent antipiracy measures were not made available. Now, RIAA chief executive Cary Sherman has said that ISPs are ready to begin their efforts to curtail illegal movie, music and software downloads on July 12.

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They always target the end user, the better solution would be to shut these sites down, they know they exist and they know file sharing goes on so why allow them to continue operating if what they're doing is illegal?


A quick search of Google lists thousands of file sharing sites, find the ones allowing illegal downloads and shut them down.


It makes me think sometimes if this is just another marketing strategy by the ISP's to gain more customers:


"Our network was the first in the country to stamp out piracy, join us now and continue the fight!"


I got a good idea for them, instead of going after the little fish go after the big fish who are downloading hundreds of thousands of copies of CD's and DVD's and then selling them on the black market.

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