From Scripting News:
This is so beautiful and symmetric. An ISP is banning the RIAA from its network. Now, let’s all of us think of ways we can erase the RIAA from our lives. This could get interesting.
Indeed it will be interesting to watch this unfold. Surely the RIAA, once given power to monitor all internet connections for copyright violations, if it comes down to that, will be after this particular ISP for not allowing them to verify their users as non-infringing. After all, if the copyright battle is really about intellectual property rights, then doesn’t an ISP have property rights to their own network, and therefore ultimate say over who can access it? Would the RIAA not need a search warrant, and therefore, probable cause, before hitting this ISP’s users? All open ended questions at this point, no? We shall see…
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