#1
Anybody here about this new law? Apparently if you download something illegally you get a warning off your IP, the second time, they ban your connection for a month, then the third time, they cut off your internet connection forever, and inform all other internet providers, so they won't provide you with internet.

Discuss.
#3
Sounds pretty fake to me. You have a link to an article about it or anything? Otherwise I'm inclined to think you're full of it.
#4
It's just a bunch of crap that Comcast made up. They like to spy on their users.
#5
It's not a law....They're just considering it in the UK
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#7
its a bunch of bull****. most of the money goes to the record companies anyway. if they would just lower the price of buying music legally a lot of this stuff could be appeased.
#8
Sounds kind of harsh to me. But what are you gonna do? It's the law, but I'm sure some hackers will find a way around it.
#15
But every time you download something, or visit a website, your IP address pops up over at BT or whatever.
#19
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I think there was a MASSIVE thread on this a few hours ago...And it's not a law, n00b


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#20
"Six million people a year are estimated to download files illegally in the UK. "
i bet its way more than that
#21
i saw that right here on UG

well, dynamic IP anyone ? =P
proxy maybe ?

my ass they can filter a whole country of ips and where they are connecting
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#22
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"Six million people a year are estimated to download files illegally in the UK. "
i bet its way more than that

6 million people a DAY more like it lmao
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#23
It's not a law and will never be. It's a green paper - ie just put out there to see what the public reaction is on the subject.
#24
The Internet Service Providers Association said :

Quote:
"Data protection laws would prevent providers from looking at the content of information sent over their networks."

"ISPs are no more able to inspect and filter every single packet passing across their network than the Post Office is able to open every envelope," the association said.

"ISPs bear no liability for illegal file sharing as the content is not hosted on their servers," it added.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7240234.stm


I do not think they would be able to tell what you down loading using torrents / rappitshare. There are also encrypted and hide IP programs varies other programs... the ISP will be spending millions to set up for this and millions a day to modern it and with in days there will be programs and what not to bypass every thing they just did ... this is a never ending fight.

What happens if you’re downloading something legal?

Just got you love all the **** the IRRA dreams up and spits out.
I highly drought that the IRRA will flip the bill to do this out of there own pockets
#25
Yeah I heard about it on BBC news. But there's this new software coming out in April where you can download music for free, legally, cos it's paid for by advertising in the software, so I'm gonna use that.

If not I've decided I'm going to go legal and buy all the CDs.

I might do that anyway.


#26
There's no way for ISPs to check up on what you are downloading is legal or illegal, especially if you know how to encrypt data packets (pretty soon there will be tutorials on how to do so) then ISPs can't check up on this. And to be fair, an ISP would rather not give you warnings or cut you off from their service, because at the end of the day, they are losing a customer.

And if you think how many people who have the internet illegally download music/films etc. the answer is - quite a lot. So if ISPs were to bring this into action, they'd be losing a lot of customers.
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#27
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Yeah I heard about it on BBC news. But there's this new software coming out in April where you can download music for free, legally, cos it's paid for by advertising in the software, so I'm gonna use that.

If not I've decided I'm going to go legal and buy all the CDs.

I might do that anyway.


whats that program called, cause thats a really good idea, if it works.
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#28
I have no idea mate, but a manly friend (my mum) knows it and ill ask her.....i mean him...ahem.


#29
How would they know if you are downloading illegally? They aren't going to be able to check every single person.