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Old 08-06-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of ACTA? What is their role in possibly getting/forcing cable companies to report copy right violation. I think they have drafted or made some preliminary resolution as of April ,2010
First, ACTA contains a number of provisions that are inconsistent with US law, despite the oft-repeated claim of the USTR that ACTA will "color within the lines of US law".


Preliminary Analysis of the Officially Released ACTA Text | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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I was under the impression to get internet records from a company such as cox they would need a court ordered warrant. I can not believe companies would voluntarily information about their customers unless they want to lose their customers.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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Anything that goes through YOUR ISP is YOUR responsibility. Each of us are responsible for securing our routers to keep unknowns from downloading illegal stuff. It is as cut and dried as that. Most ISP's will help you secure your routers if you don't know how to do it.

I know a lady who's teen age son was downloading from limewire, she got a letter from her ISP that if they were caught downloading again, they would disconnect her internet service. She didn't even know her son was doing that but you can bet he hasn't done it since!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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I know a lady who's teen age son was downloading from limewire, she got a letter from her ISP that if they were caught downloading again, they would disconnect her internet service.
Running ANY P2P software such as Limewire is the #1 best way to get you identity stolen, a virus on your computer, computer crashes, all of the above, and more. Anyone running this kind of software needs to have their internet connection suspended, IMO. Sure, P2P theoreticlaly has legal, valid uses, but the vast majority of P2P users are distributing and illegally downloading music, movies, etc.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Can the bank take your car if you use it for illegal activity?
Can a credit card company cancel your credit if you used the card to buy stolen goods?
I'm just looking for the legality in a service provider monitoring what I do with their product. Now if I climb up the telephone pole and get unauthorized service, I have stolen product from them, OK, lock me up for that.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Can the bank take your car if you use it for illegal activity?
Can a credit card company cancel your credit if you used the card to buy stolen goods?
I'm just looking for the legality in a service provider monitoring what I do with their product. Now if I climb up the telephone pole and get unauthorized service, I have stolen product from them, OK, lock me up for that.

The company that owns the servers, infrastructure, and bandwidth you use has the right to monitor traffic, and to suspend or revoke your use of their equipment and product for pretty much any reason. I imagine your terms of service mentions something to this effect. I would not be surprised if the terms of service specifically prohibit illegal activity and/or use of their bandwidth by P2P software. Like any private company, they have no obligation to provide a service to you, and can terminate you as a customer at any time.

There are lots of good suggestions in this thread. I think the best thing you can do is to secure the network, and to ensure that no one with access to your internet connection does anything illegal. I have had cable modem service with three providers for the past 10 years. I have kept my WiFi network secure, and updated my anti-virus and spyware programs. As a result, I have never had my service suspended, or even received a warning.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Sign up with OpenDNS, (free account) then you can filter all types of traffic computers on your network (takes simple configuration of DHCP settings in router) to block all traffic to categories of sites, P2P, porn, gambling, etc.

It works, it's free, and the user has no idea why they can't connect.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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Can the bank take your car if you use it for illegal activity?
Don't know, but the cops frequently confiscate vehicles, and homes, and boats, and planes used in drug trafficking. Neighboring county Sheriff even brands the cars with Sheriff, but "confiscated drug vehicle" Last one I noted was on a new Corvette, and a deputy was driving it
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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My provider is cox. I guess what baffles me is after having four teenage kids in the house, what are the chances this is the first and only event of someone downloading something in violation of copyright laws. Why now?
Maybe you should take better care in looking after what your kids do rather than complain about Cox. Furthermore, you should be happy they moved to these warnings. RIAA, MPAA, etc. used to just come after you whether they detected one violation or a thousand.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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Is this like tapping my phone?
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