Online pirates' Internet connections to be cut off in SA?

House

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This is already in place in the UK and apparently quite a large number of people started receiving their warnings. I wonder what the implications will be for ISPs....

SA already has a low number of Internet users, I wonder if they still want to decrease it even more...
 

isie

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what hapend to Privacy laws? Am i wrong , are they not allowed to monitor what you doing?
 

House

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what hapend to Privacy laws? Am i wrong , are they not allowed to monitor what you doing?

In order for them to get this through, they will have to make a lot of changes to different acts, which obviously include usage monitoring by ISPs on individuals.

It will be a daunting task for ISPs to monitor usage and investigate every file downloaded by every person to see if it is related to pirating.
 

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This will impact the ISP's more than the "Pirates".

Encryption and tracker-less direct P2P clients like Tribler are already starting to become more popular.
 

ToxicBunny

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I would like to see them do this tbh..

It will involve actually convicting the "pirate" in my opinion...
 

w1z4rd

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As pointed out, various other acts including privacy acts would have to change to accommodate this. Not going to make it through the concourt.
 

chronkiller

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If this happens, i would probably just get things from LANs..and then go unshapped capped accounts for gaming etc :)
 

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The major problem with these schemes is that they presume guilt based on the accusations of the copyright holder. Secondly, ISPs would have to police the infringement of private rights.
 

w1z4rd

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The major problem with these schemes is that they presume guilt based on the accusations of the copyright holder. Secondly, ISPs would have to police the infringement of private rights.

I wonder if the movie industry would reimburse the ISP industry for doing their job for them?
 

dualmeister

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Internet users who are repeat copyright offenders can lose their Internet connections

So if you are banned from the internet, does it apply for the rest of your life? :D

How do you convince them when you are rehabilitated :p
 

mika1000

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i'm afraid the cabinet would be first to have their subscriptions cancelled as they download music, movies and porn... lol... would not make any diffirence in their efficiency... they dont do anyhing anyway but steal...
 

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ChocolateBadger

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The industry is too young for this. The ISPs are the ones that are going to be hit the hardest by this. If Mweb sent me a copyright infringement notice, I would work of the basis of "how did you know?" and take them to court over an invasion of privacy. The way I see it is, if its illegal for Telkom to listen in on your calls, then it should also be illegal for the ISPs to go snooping in your data packets. I don't know what big american shlong this guy is suck but all I know is, if there is no better service, downloading will happen.
 

chronkiller

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How will they know I am pirating? My torrent link is encrypted, my ISP only know I download a lot of data they shouldn't even know if it's torrents or not.
I think the person who is seeding to you can see your ip address? and if a company that is looking for people downloading their stuff would do this? Just a thought, correct me if im wrong
 

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I think the person who is seeding to you can see your ip address? and if a company that is looking for people downloading their stuff would do this? Just a thought, correct me if im wrong

*cough* nzb's *cough*
 
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