BSA is Monitoring the IS Backbone for Illegal P2P Software Bownloads

Simoski

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I've learned this morning while chatting to an isp with regards their unshaped business solutions that the Internet Solutions (IS) backbone is being monitored by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for illegal p2p downloads.

Be carefull.
 

icyrus

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Since when do they have the authority to do that? Something sounds off about this.
 

chiskop

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Not sure what gives them the right to do this - but no sympathy for users of illegal software.


@TL, why'd you delete your post?
 

hj2k_x

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Only on their unshaped business solutions? Invasion of privacy mean anything to them? BSA - ****.
 

icyrus

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I am not a lawyer but I would think that without some sort of warrant or equivalent any data they collect in this manner would be useless and wouldn't this open them up to counter claims of invasion of privacy etc...?

Either way just encrypt your traffic, end of story.
 

Nerfherder

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I think they are jsut looking at how much data is sent... they cant really "see" what it is.
 

Simoski

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perhaps i'll download windows server 2008 enterprise edition and see what happens.
 

icyrus

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I have an idea: one of their [-]trained-monkeys[/-]/[-]minions[/-]/employees registered on here to spread their FUD, maybe he will be kind enough to clarify this matter.
 

Simoski

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Check this out from an article I see online

"On the eve of a presentation to Parliament on the implementation of the proposed new Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act (RICA), Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig believes a lot can be learned from the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA)."
 

hj2k_x

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I think they are jsut looking at how much data is sent... they cant really "see" what it is.

So someone downloading all the different flavours of Linux and all kinds of OSS are gonna be equally guilty as someone downloading 'pirated' movies/games/whatever?? :sick:
 

Simoski

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I don't know all the guy said was the bsa is monitoring p2p protocols on the is backbone for illegal downloads.

Pisses me off, its invasion of privacy. Now this Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act (RICA)! What next ... camera in our homes?
 

Brandon

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Greetings,

This message has been generated in response to the creation of a trouble ticket regarding:
"Abuse",
a summary of which appears below.

You are requested to investigate the issue as outlined below, and provide feedback as to the resolution and/or steps taken to prevent further recurrence.

Should you have any problems regarding the validity of this process, please refer to: http://www.is.co.za/aup for a detailed Acceptable User Policy.

This ticket has been assigned an ID of [IS Abuse #].

Please include the string:
[IS Abuse #]
in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. To do so, you may reply to this message.

Thank you,
Dial Abuse [abuse@dial-up.net]

TICKET BEGIN
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
We have received a complaint as outlined below, from an IP allocated to your company. Please investigate this issue and deal with your client/user/employee as necessary. Please inform us of the actions taken and the outcome of your investigations.



Company: IP Address:
UserID:





RE: Unauthorized Distribution of the following copyrighted computer
program(s):

Dear Sir/Madam:

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has determined that the
connection listed below, which appears to be using an Internet account
under your control, is using a P2P network seen below to offer
unlicensed copies of copyrighted computer programs published by the
BSA's member companies.

Evidentiary Information:
Notice ID:
Asset:
Protocol: BitTorrent
IP Address:
DNS:
File Name:
File Size:
Timestamp:
Last Seen Date:
URL:
Username (if available):


The above computer program(s) is/are being made available for copying,
through downloading, at the above location without authorization from
the copyright owner(s).

Based upon BSA's representation of the copyright owners in anti-piracy
matters, we have a good faith belief that none of the materials or
activities listed above have been authorized by the rightholders,
their agents, or the law. BSA represents that the information in this
notification is accurate and states, under penalty of perjury, that it
is authorized to act in this matter on behalf of the copyright owners
listed above.

We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you
take expeditious action to remove or disable access to the materials
described above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and
distribution of pirated software via your company's network. As you
know, illegal on-line activities can result in 50 million people on
the Internet accessing and downloading a copyrighted product worldwide
without authorization - a highly damaging activity for the copyright
holder.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us
regarding what actions you take.

Please include the following Notice ID in any response you send: .

Please respond indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this
matter. The provided link has been assigned to this matter
http://webreply.baytsp.com/webreply/webreply.jsp?
customerid=.

For email correspondence, please reference the above Notice ID in the
subject line mailto:bsa@copyright-compliance.com?subject=RE%3A%
20Copyright%20Infringement%20Notice.

Yours sincerely,


Corinna Beck
Business Software Alliance
1150 18th St NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
http://www.bsa.org
E-mail: bsa@copyright-compliance.com
- ---Start ACNS XML
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>

<Infringement xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://mpto.unistudios.com/xml/Infringem
ent_schema.xsd">
<Case>
<ID></ID>
<Status>Open</Status>
</Case>
<Complainant>
<Entity>Business Software Alliance</Entity>
<Contact>John R. Wolfe, Directore of Internet Enforcement</Contact>
<Address>1150 18th St NW Suite 700, Washington, D. C. 20036 United
States of America</Address>
<Phone>1-888-667-4722,N/A</Phone>
<Email>bsa@copyright-compliance.com</Email>
</Complainant>
<Service_Provider>
<Entity>Tele Danmark Internet RAS</Entity>
<Address></Address>
<Email>abuse@is.co.za</Email>
</Service_Provider>
<Source>
<TimeStamp></TimeStamp>
<IP_Address></IP_Address>
<Port></Port>
<DNS_Name></DNS_Name>
<Type></Type>
<UserName></UserName>
<Number_Files>1</Number_Files>
<Deja_Vu>No</Deja_Vu>
</Source>
<Content>
<Item>
<Title></Title>
<FileName></File
Name>
<FileSize></FileSize>
<URL></URL>
</Item>
</Content>
</Infringement>
- ---End ACNS XML
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: 8.0

-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
TICKET END
 

mercurial

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This is nothing new for torrents. They've been monitoring for a while. News servers are a different matter.
 

chiskop

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Brandon, did the ticket come like that, or did you edit out the file details? I mean, was their evidence "bittorent" - or were there more actual details?
 

thisgeek

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Who are they to determine that it's illegal or not?

I'd tell them to f off.
 

thisgeek

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True :p

But if you're downloading an iso that originally came from say technet that is in fact legit?
 
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