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[ NNSquad ] Re: RIAA: To thwart encryption, put filters on PCs or DSL/Cable modems

Interesting twist in the UK. Would the RIAA/MPAA underwrite the cost of
lawsuits here? (from wrongfully accused persons)

Why haven't the ISPs in the US and other countries asked for this funding
also? After all, if Hollywood and the labels are pushing for ISPs to do
their dirty work, they ought to underwrite the cost of wrongful lawsuits.

Another thought is maybe all of this leading to packet inspection is not
about copyright?

In El Reg tonight:


SPs demand record biz pays up if cut-off P2P users sue
Money meets mouth on file-sharing legislation threats
By Chris Williams
Published Tuesday 12th February 2008 12:28 GMT

ISPs are calling on the record industry to put its money where its mouth
is on illegal file-sharing, by underwriting the cost of lawsuits brought
by people who are wrongly accused of downloading or uploading music.

ISPA told The Register today it is worried about the cost to its members
if users targeted by rights holders for copyright infringement turn out to
be innocent. "We still need to establish the proof points," a spokesman

It's the latest public detail from long-running private negotiations that
have hit mainstream media headlines today. The lobbying campaign to have
government force ISPs to disconnect persistent illegal file-sharers scored
a victory with a leak to The Times. The draft government document says:
"We will move to legislate to require internet service providers to take
action on illegal file-sharing."

The threat (note the qualifier "move to") is not news, however. A battle
between the record industry and ISPs over the plans has been waged in
private for over a year, and the government has indicated on more than one
occasion that it backs the rights holders. The leak merely repeats earlier
reports that the government is indeed preparing legislation if a voluntary
settlement is not reached soon.

The details of the proposed three strikes system and the stalemate in
negotiations have also been public for some time.