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Copyright violations and ISPs

Discussion in 'Freedom of Expression' started by none given, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. none given Member

    Copyright violations and ISPs

    Irish ISP will disconnect Internet users after three unsubstantiated copyright claims - Boing Boing



    New law in Ireland says if someone claims you violated copyright 3 times you are b& for life. New Zealand also just passed such a law, seems like a trend.

    New Zealand's copyright minister starts screaming when asked whether it's fair to cut people off from the Internet on the basis of three unsubstantiated accusations of copyright infringement - Boing Boing

    Of course this is mostly about music piracy but the way CoS screams "infringment" it could affect us.
  2. themadhair Member

    Re: Copyright violations and ISPs

    I can't see this affecting us. If Eircom actually tried to enforce this I expect they'd get a severe but-whipping in court.
  3. McCain Member

    Re: Copyright violations and ISPs

    Sounds like someone should claim that the people who voted for that have infringed on your copyrights over 9000 times
  4. RedOrbifold Member

    Re: Copyright violations and ISPs

    really, just copying a picture from a website that isn't yours is copyright violation.

    simply put, this will fail. the internet is not compatible with copyright law
  5. McCain Member

    Re: Copyright violations and ISPs

    Especially if everyone charged with policing the internet has been banned by the isp
  6. another123 Member

    Re: Copyright violations and ISPs

    Jan 28 09 AT&T, Comcast, COX part Of RIAA's new 3 Strikes Plan
    dslreports.com
    Also Comcast and AT&T are on board, but shy about admitting it. Afraid subscribers will flock to ISPs that are not onboard (for now) like Verizon.
  7. Anon-007 Member

    Re: Copyright violations and ISPs

    No one will be able to disconnect anyone if the user has used a free proxy server ;)
  8. An0nyo0us Member

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