RIAA Reportedly Close To Solidifying Deals With Leading ISPs To Police Networks
The Recording Industry Association of America is reportedly putting the final touches on deals with the leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the States to police their networks for illegal file sharing.
The RIAA announced that they were dropping their unpopular litigation campaign last month, but that may be because they have offered ISPs a sweet incentive deal to clean up their dirty pipes. Although, the “leading ISPs” where not named, Comcast and AT&T are two of the gateways who will cooperate with the trade organization.
Although the ISPs have the power to issue their own procedures, this is most likely how it will go down. You’re sharing the latest Brittney Spear
crap album online via some Peer-To-Peer (P2P) service, and the ISP gets wind of it since your eating up all the bandwidth in your neighborhood. The ISP will then slap you on the wrist and tell you “Daddy says no.” If you ignore their beat-down and continue to share movies, songs, etc. then the ISP will yank your account. You will then sign up with another provider and go through the same procedure until you get the boot from that ISP. And so, the Whack-A-Mole game goes on…
…well, at least the RIAA stopped suing dead people and 12 year-old girls on welfare.