Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'll Bet I Can Name One ISP Doing This

The Recording Industry Association of America said it plans to try an approach that relies on the cooperation of Internet-service providers. The trade group said it has hashed out preliminary agreements with major ISPs under which it will send an email to the provider when it finds a provider's customers making music available online for others to take. Depending on the agreement, the ISP will either forward the note to customers, or alert customers that they appear to be uploading music illegally, and ask them to stop. If the customers continue the file-sharing, they will get one or two more emails, perhaps accompanied by slower service from the provider. Finally, the ISP may cut off their access altogether.
I'll bet that Comcast was the first ISP to suck up to the RIAA by agreeing to be their stooges.

(H/T to Suburban Guerrilla)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you insinuating that ComBastards might not have the best interests of their customers at heart?

Christ, I don't know who is worse. The RIAA, presiding over a slowly dying physical medium that's on life support, or fucking Comcast, which sucks so hard it might create a black hole.

BadTux said...

Comcrap is who I'm stuck with, because I can't get DSL out where I am. And because I can't get DSL, they charge me $20/month more than they charge people who live just a half mile south of me, where people can get DSL.

Evil. Comcrap is pure evil. No if's, ands, or but's involved.

-- Badtux the Composted Penguin