Heads up if you use BitTorrent feeds....

by jacktackett 3 replies
Interesting news blurb from our regional tech journal. Looks like major ISPs will start logging your use of bittorrent sites....

ISPs will begin tracking user bittorrrent downloads in July | TechJournal
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  • Profile picture of the author rekerlolz
    That's quite interesting if you ask me, at the same time it's not a surprise.

    A friend of mine was telling me he got a notice from his ISP for downloading copyrighted content "movie torrent" ...and he called his ISP and asked them if they were really going to suspend his account because of it. The guy responded that there are people out there that have hundreds of these notices and still have they're ISP account.

    So I am not sure what the outcome of this new tracking system for torrent users will be.

    Does this mean they are going to be taking legal action against every torrent you download or just certain torrents or just people that download filthy amounts of torrents?
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I think the MPAA and RIAA are desperately trying to recapture the "Good ole days" when they made boat loads of money selling videos through brick and mortar. They made a massive mistake by not embracing digital delivery and downloadable formats when they were first introduced.

    It's all about convenience, and the MPAA and RIAA don't seem to get it really. Steve Jobs understood that, and that's why Apple is the largest seller of videos and music by far.

    If the MPAA and RIAA spent half of their efforts making it more convenient to download movies, instead of suing Grandmas, they'd be able to capture some of their glory days again. But it's a losing proposition to make war with consumers.
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    • Profile picture of the author flowbee77
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      I think the MPAA and RIAA are desperately trying to recapture the "Good ole days" when they made boat loads of money selling videos through brick and mortar. They made a massive mistake by not embracing digital delivery and downloadable formats when they were first introduced.

      It's all about convenience, and the MPAA and RIAA don't seem to get it really. Steve Jobs understood that, and that's why Apple is the largest seller of videos and music by far.

      If the MPAA and RIAA spent half of their efforts making it more convenient to download movies, instead of suing Grandmas, they'd be able to capture some of their glory days again. But it's a losing proposition to make war with consumers.
      You are correct. The market is different now. The MPAA and RIAA are still operating under an old marketing strategy. They are refusing to adapt and therefore will continue to lose money with these gestapo tactics.

      The MPAA/RIAA always say that piracy is losing them money. That is incorrect. People who steal would/will NEVER buy anything (so they (the MPAA/RIAA) are not losing money); instead the MPAA/RIAA should focus on reaching buyers and past buyers (the great suggestions you made) and stop assuming and treating us (the actual buyers) like thieves. This is why the MPAA/RIAA is losing money, not from thieves (who once again never buy anything to begin with), but from regular people who just will not buy anymore because we consider this bad customer service.

      Punish the people who steal and leave the rest of us alone.
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