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US Internet Providers Start Policing Traffic July 12

US Internet Providers Start Policing Traffic July 12

by Greg DeVriesMarch 15, 2012

US Internet providers including Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon and Time Warner Cable will begin policing the internet they provide, searching for digital pirates and illegal file-sharers. RIAA chief executive Cary Sherman has said these ISPs will be ready July 12th. Each one will work a little differently, depending on their current architecture, but the goal is the same: to stop piracy. They will also keep track of repeat offenders, so if you seed a lot of torrents, watch out. Offenders face fines, bandwidth throttling and suspension of service.

Folks, this isn’t great news. The RIAA is now placing the responsibility of finding pirates on the ISPs, and it seems that although for a while they resisted, now they’ve agreed to comply with the RIAA’s demands. The RIAA have made it too easy for themselves. All they have to do now is receive names from ISPs, and write threatening letters. Of course, any time the RIAA pulls a stunt like this, groups like Anonymous and other hackers are bound to respond, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next. Stay posted. These are interesting times in the life of the Internet.


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  • Marcie Thach

    I switched to time warner cable 2 days ago. Im asking what variety of invoice really should I send them to get the $100 present card. Must I deliver my outdated suppliers invoice (at&t) or must I wait around for a new time warner cable bill.

  • Stella Sotelo

    I have a samsung lcd tv with time warner cable. Every time i have to adjust the channel or flip on the tv, i have to use two remotes-the tv’s and the time warner cable remote. How can i alter it so that i just have to use one?

  • Marcie Carew

    The quantity for the Time Warner cable box wont function on the remote or on the cable. It works on the TV though. The volume on the cable is as well very low and u could hardly hear the tv when you put the TV volume all the way up. The quantity buttons wont function on the two the cable remote and the cable box. How can i correct this? Aid please!

  • Lola Lockwood

    for example, in miami florida metro pcs are flashing blackberry telephones to their service. florida is the only state that is doing that. so because its “metro pcs” can the mobile phone nevertheless operate for metro pcs in yet another state if its currently been flashed in florida?

  • Monique Spalding

    I have time warner cable’s DVR and my remote handle is truly messed up. I’ve swiched out the batteries and even when I press buttons the lights will not likely go on. I am fairly confident that it is not the cable box that isn’t working but the real remote control. Any suggestions how to resolve it?? Thanks!

  • Cecilia Osburn

    They used to say it was free, but when I went on Prime time on desire it states phone your cable provider. The very same with Entertainment on need as well. What Is likely on with Time Warner Cable?

  • JimT

    I have a samsung lcd tv with time warner cable. Every time i have to change the channel or turn on the tv, i have to use two remotes-the tv’s and the time warner cable remote. How can i change it so that i just have to use one?

  • MentallyCryppled

    I cant afford to buy it online at the moment and I dont have a credit card or checking acct. anyway, but Ive looked on Scribd, the pirate bay, and everywhere else. Does anyone have a .pdf copy of Donald Tyson’s ‘Tetragrammaton’.. or at least a copy they would sell for cheap?
    It isn’t in any book stores in my area either.

  • Gabriel Kenney

    It can’t just be because the media or government, whatever, wants us to see a clear picture, is there more to it? perhaps piracy? or just using the ruse of piracy for something else? or just for the sake of being more “modern”?
    and even if it’s to prevent piracy, can’t pirates just find new ways to get free cable?

    P.S is anyone happy or upset about this change? because I for one can’t get certain channels with a regular antenna even with a digital TV and it kind of force me to just pay for Direct TV

  • skychi99

    Will the switchover kill UK pirates or will it continue with digital pirates?

    It is VERY expensive to run on digital but is it possible for the price to come down or even a chance they could afford DAB?

  • Franklin Bluth

    I don’t know why lately, but I have become obsessed with Pirates. I want to make my own Jolly Roger (don’t ask why, because i don’t know either…) and I wanted to know if there was an easier way rather than make my own one from scratch with microsoft office.