The crazy nazis who push SOPA are back, secretly for months, negotiation with major Internet Service Providers to implement their “Six Strikes” plan to battle “Online Copyright Infringement”. Of course, just like SOPA there is NO due process meaning they can give you a strike because you violate copy infringement or they can give you a strike for your speech.
Internet Service Providers like AT&A, Cablevision System, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon are on broad and ready to get on your back, accusing you of violating copy infringement on the internet. You can contest accusations, if you give up $35.
According to Wired, “The internet companies may eliminate service altogether for repeat file-sharing offenders, although the plan does not directly call for such drastic action.”
Yeah, like that file-sharing program, limewire that allow you to download copyrighted content that the RIAA monitor and fine you $150,000 per-infringe. Fining young mothers $1.9 million.
More from Wired:
After the first few supposed violations, they’ll alert you that your connection was engaging in behavior that they — the giant corporations that provide your Internet service — deem inappropriate.
After four alerts, according to the program, “mitigation measures” may commence. They include “temporary reductions of Internet speeds, redirection to a landing page until the subscriber contacts the ISP to discuss the matter or reviews and responds to some educational information about copyright, or other measures (as specified in published policies) that the ISP may deem necessary to help resolve the matter.”
This attempt to clamp down on internet freedom will take effect later this year. So it’s time to tell your ISP to back down or take your business else where. Because we know it’s just other excuse to go after the 1st amendment.