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From the link:

1. 16/03/2011 - A white paper recently published by the White House's Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator urged Congress to make "illegal streaming" of content a felony and allow law enforcement to wiretap those suspected of being involved in copyright infringement.

2. 15/03/2011 - Telecommunications giant AT&T said this week that it will join Comcast and other providers in a controversial business model that limits the amount of information subscribers can access (to only 150 gigabytes a month), and imposes penalties for overages.

3. 10/03/2011 - A NY man faces five years in jail for linking to online videos. In a case against a New York website owner, the Department of Homeland Security is claiming that merely linking to copyrighted material is a crime.


...the first one doesn't surprise me much, but overall this had me raising my eyebrows, specially the second one. WTF???

wiretap suspects?i don't get it,what is there to tap?it sounds totally outrageous to me.
does this have indirectly something to do with wikileaks?
it has gone down that path for decades but it took a nose dive in the last 10 years or so
(03-18-2011, 01:16 PM)addy Wrote: [ -> ]http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_po...04706.html

From the link:

1. 16/03/2011 - A white paper recently published by the White House's Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator urged Congress to make "illegal streaming" of content a felony and allow law enforcement to wiretap those suspected of being involved in copyright infringement.

2. 15/03/2011 - Telecommunications giant AT&T said this week that it will join Comcast and other providers in a controversial business model that limits the amount of information subscribers can access (to only 150 gigabytes a month), and imposes penalties for overages.

3. 10/03/2011 - A NY man faces five years in jail for linking to online videos. In a case against a New York website owner, the Department of Homeland Security is claiming that merely linking to copyrighted material is a crime.


...the first one doesn't surprise me much, but overall this had me raising my eyebrows, specially the second one. WTF???
and the 3rd, if people didn't link to stuff no one would see it. it's how sites get known, its how the building blocks of the inetrnet are constructed hehe.

as for #2, isp's have been trying to limit bandwidth for years, specially comcast. it's a way for them to make huge profits. hopefully they'll still be sites that won't make such restrictive limits.