Quote: Originally Posted by JMH
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should avoid adopting strict net neutrality rules that would limit broadband providers' flexibly to "address" illegal online file sharing, the Recording Industry Association of America said in comments filed with the FCC on Thursday.
Internet service providers should have authority to block subscribers from sharing music and other files without permission of the copyright owner, the RIAA said. "ISPs are in a unique position to limit online theft," the RIAA said in its comments. "They control the facilities over which infringement takes place and are singularly positioned to address it at the source. Without ISP participation, it is extremely difficult to develop an effective prevention approach."
Source - RIAA tells FCC: ISPs need to be copyright cops
What a load of B/S.
Can you sue Ford if you kill someone by driving dangerously -- or I'm sure plenty of other examples.
What about Vodafone or any other Mobile phone company -- can the directors be jailed because some Mafia types used "Pay as you Go" mobile phones for pursuing criminal activities.
If you blame the provider You'll never GET any new service whatever -- we'd be back in the stone age before you could say "XXXXX".
A Crime is committed by the Perpetrator --NOT the Service provider or "the facilitator".
Could Los Angeles City Council be blamed for example if after a Bank Robbery the criminals used "City Street" to make their getaway.
You could even argue that the robbery was only possible BECAUSE the city street WAS there in the first place - so in fact "The City of Los Angeles" as the "facilitator" was responsible and should compensate the Bank. - What a Lawyers fest we'd have here.
The whole Law would be turned into an absolute nonsense.
In any case there's always a Zillion and One ways round the problem on the Internet.
With the amount of money (or lack of it) the F.B.I pays --they won't attract the best people in this type of business.
Even using something as simple as a Proxy will by-pass 99% of these typical "Government Logging" programs. So my verdict on this is PURE BOVINE SCATOLOGY.