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Not content with creating a continent-spanning lawsuit-sharing network using special P2P (person to perpetrator) technology, the record companies' consortium, the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI) now wants your ISP to sign up to a new "code of conduct" that it has helpfully drafted with the help of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

Here's a sampler. Under the new code, ISPs would put in place filtering technology to block services and/or sites that "are substantially dedicated to illegal file sharing or download services". They would retain data beyond what law enforcement agencies require, with the aim of helping track down copyright infringement. They'd hand that data, plus your identity, over to the IFPI or MPA if there was even a complaint - not a court order - against you for, you guessed it, copyright infringement. (And you'd have signed or clicked something agreeing to allow that.)

Another goal of this proposal is the empowerment of production companies and publishers world wide. Content providers in Europe and Asia have been mounting complaints for shows and series deposited online with no compensation to them or retailers. This in addition with the software industry’s heightened paranoia of piracy and you have a 'code of conduct' on the fast track for approval.

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alot of P2P news I see today ;)

I thought cable companies already had something like this....it's called a contract for a reason....and you have to sign something about promising not to use this connection for illegal purposes, ect., blablablabla. As for the filtering, it should only be activated for the customers who request it. But more and more of this is starting to sound like communist china ISPs
 

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Hmm... I predict a skyrocketing demand for encrypted P2P proxy servers :p. When are they going to realize this is an arms race they can't win? So far P2P usage has only increased since the crackdowns started, and that trend isn't stopping, or even slowing for that matter.The fact is, the only way the can stop the free exchange of data on the internet, is to get rid of the internet. Either that, or get them to repeal pretty much every internet privacy law that has ever been inacted. Actually though, I wouldn't put that beyond them...
 

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Well i thing porn racketeers are safe for a long time:) and i am not one of them.
 

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Those laws never comes to brazil ;)
 
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