RE: The “ISPs ARE SPYING ON US ZOMG!”
The details of what this entails have now emerged. The ISPs will introduce a graduated response, with customers accused of online piracy receiving one or two “educational notices” designed to encourage them to cease torrenting and point out that what they’re doing is illegal. If these are ignored, customers will receive reminders, and could eventually see their connections throttled or suspended until they agree to stop pirating copyrighted material. None of the ISPs involved have agreed to permanently terminate a customers service.
First off, not all ISPs are “spying.” As of now, only big players in the field are (AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, etc.). Local ISPs, unless they have stated otherwise, aren’t.
Second, the date is July 1st, not the 12th. I realize that The Verge article I linked to says the 12th. That’s false.
Third, the first green paragraph is just stupid. This doesn’t cover anything you currently have. Only things you download in the first place. They will not restrict your service unless absolutely necessary and will, instead, have you go through “education courses” which consists of watching videos, reading and answering questions.
Fourth, THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN HAPPENING. ISPs have been sending (on behalf of the MPAA and RIAA) cease and desist letters for years. This is nothing new.
I have said this time and time again, do your research before reblogging things like this. Yes, be pissed. But this has been happening already and you all have miraculously survived the RIAA/MPAA hit squad.