I hope that many of you know that mass media can’t be relied upon to actually report things that are NEWS. They’d rather keep you distracted with irrelevant bullshit such as the latest on the scandal involving Penn Statefootball coach, Jerry Sandusky on child sexual abuse charges and the shortest celebrity marriages in history.
Back on March 24, 2012, the progressive news site Activist Post published a report on the backroom deal that President Obama made with the largest telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers, cable/satellite television providers, corporations that own the publishing rights to recorded music, and Hollywood movie studios in the United States. The article was entitled “10 Reasons Why Nothing You Do On The Internet Will Ever Be Private Again”.
I’ll save you having to read the entire article by just pointing your attention to reason #9. Stop mental masturbation for a few moments and PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.
#9 Your ISP Is Watching You
Most Americans have not even heard about this yet, but the truth is that starting later on this year your ISP will be spying on you to make sure that you are not downloading any copyrighted material.
SOPA and PIPA may have failed for now, but the Obama administration has brokered a deal between the entertainment industry and the major Internet providers that is absolutely unprecedented. This deal will go into effect on July 12th. The following is from a recent Raw Story article….
If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they’re coming for you.
Specifically, they’re coming for you on Thursday, July 12.
That’s the date when the nation’s largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users’ bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.
Word of the start date has been largely kept secret since ISPs announced their plans last June. The deal was brokered by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and coordinated by the Obama Administration.
So be careful what you download on the Internet.
Your ISP will be watching.
Got it? July 9th (which means to stop downloading stuff by bit torrent on or by July 8th). Enough said?
Word to the wise.
Here is another article talking about it.
Klingt ein wenig nach Post-SOPA, Post-PIPA - aber ganz stark nach Pre-ACTA.