Friday, February 8th 2008

RIAA Wants ISPs to Force Client-Side Filtering to Eliminate Piracy

Apparently, the RIAA doesn't feel like ISPs blocking piracy server-side is quite enough. The RIAA wants ISPS to begin implementing client-side filtering. This would work by forcing the end-user to install a program that monitors their every move, to ensure that nothing is illegal. It is very unlikely that such a move will actually come into play, because it is a massive violation of privacy and a huge breach of user rights. The RIAA feels that it would all be worth it, because it would let users that wouldn't otherwise know they're getting in a lot of trouble pirating stuff that they are, indeed, pirating.Source: Neowin.net
Add your own comment

52 Comments on RIAA Wants ISPs to Force Client-Side Filtering to Eliminate Piracy

#1
mdm-adph
#1) I thought we already had this (it's called Windows Vista).

#2) Good look with the Linux client, RIAA guys -- let me know when you have it done.
Posted on Reply
#2
pt
not a suicide-bomber
rofl, i think the riaa personnel like to snif heroin or something before they go public, i wish them good luck :p
Posted on Reply
#3
ShinyG
This is hilarious! :roll:
The US Government should use these methods to enforce "freedom" and "democracy" in the real world too...
Posted on Reply
#4
niko084
by: ShinyG
This is hilarious! :roll:
The US Government should use these methods to enforce "freedom" and "democracy" in the real world too...
Thats a GREAT line and hilariously true.

I'm waiting for the government to plant chips in us at birth to track our every move, action and thought...
*For public safety* :roll:
Posted on Reply
#5
1c3d0g
LMAO...it'll never happen. Us "pirates" will continue to share stuff freely with everyone, and no one will stop us.
Posted on Reply
#6
niko084
by: 1c3d0g
LMAO...it'll never happen. Us "pirates" will continue to share stuff freely with everyone, and no one will stop us.
Eh, I wouldn't be too quick to think that.... There may always be a way around things for the people that know how, but they will crack down harder and harder on the people that don't and start busting them quick.
Posted on Reply
#7
Ehstii
i hope they do something like this...


because than ill sue the shit out of them and get so much money from it i would never have to resort to downloading movies again!
Posted on Reply
#8
Batou1986
yea this is a great idea just like comcast current bt filtering now i cant even download linux distros at a normal speed because i guess all BT traffic is illegal :shadedshu
Posted on Reply
#9
candle_86
it wont work, ill go back to a 56k connection from a back woods company before i let this on my computer.

That or hack into the satcom network and surf that way.
Posted on Reply
#10
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
The RIAA needs to die, if everyone just ignores them like they should the RIAA will go away.
Posted on Reply
#11
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
Wow, and I thought they were out of their minds before...
this is a huge nail in their(riaa's) own coffin; as much as i don't like politicians, i can't see many standing for this.
Posted on Reply
#12
Ripper3
If this ever happens (which it won't, users would rather be without internet access than install something that restricts what they can do even more than they're already restricted, unless they're completely ignorant), you can bet that the software would be circumvented faster than you could say "RIAA should die".
The thing is, I'm certain the RIAA is doing all of these controversial things, to get people's attention away from the smaller, subtler changes they're making in the background. Which when we realise them, will be too late, and we'll have no liberties and rights.
It really is the "boiling frog" scenario.

Anyhow, RIAA has plenty of egg on their faces at the moment anyhow, so they have to do something to save face

The only way I could see this system benefiting people is if this could reduce use of something useful, like cutting down on child pornography, or spam, or anything else that's a much larger concern for public welfare, rather than the welfare of the big corporations out there.
Posted on Reply
#13
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: niko084
Thats a GREAT line and hilariously true.

I'm waiting for the government to plant chips in us at birth to track our every move, action and thought...
*For public safety* :roll:
They won't as long as we keep our guns. If the people of the US give up that right, the government will run roughshod over them. This is why we have the second amendment.

Guns and hackers FTW!
Posted on Reply
#14
QuarterMain
BETTER check into that "as long as we dont lose our guns" thing m8, heard lastweek that the NRA was actually lobbying FOR gun control,IT happened in the u.k and its starting again here in the states..but as far as the RIAA is concerned this might be a good thing as long as its ONLY installed on the GOVS computers and systems-- imo there the ones who need monitored:cool:
Posted on Reply
#15
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
2 words; Privacy laws.
Posted on Reply
#16
zatblast
well we already know the riaa guys are morons... so simplest of solutions should work... but just in case

internets--computer 1--computer 2

computer 1 probably a linux box simply to stream data from internets to computer 2 but yet there program can sit on computer 1 all it wants... computer 2 well thats where the pirated stuff is of course..... now when they never accomplish implementing it i laugh... but just in case someone with more experience make up better method xD
Posted on Reply
#17
ChillyMyst
wont happen, comcast wont do it, they KNOW it would loose them 90% of their clients.
sames true for verizion and the rest, no ISP is gonna do this, it would ruin them.

the riaa/mpaa need the world to wake up and go jihaad on their asses !!!!
Posted on Reply
#18
ChillyMyst
by: Ketxxx
2 words; Privacy laws.
republicans are doing the best they can to destroy our privacy laws, its getting more and more clear if we want freedom the US is quick becoming a place we wont want to be if things stay headed the way they are headed......

they wont get this to happen but they may manage to pass a law that all routers sold in the US for home use have to have some kind of software like this installed, and even force ISP's to requier them to connect to the net, if that happens im sure people will hak it or just setup smoothwall routers......
Posted on Reply
#19

by: QuarterMain
BETTER check into that "as long as we dont lose our guns" thing m8, heard lastweek that the NRA was actually lobbying FOR gun control,IT happened in the u.k and its starting again here in the states..but as far as the RIAA is concerned this might be a good thing as long as its ONLY installed on the GOVS computers and systems-- imo there the ones who need monitored:cool:
Simply solution, have your car broken into while on a hunting trip. Report 3 of your guns stolen. Then they are off your record. They still know you bought them, but they will see they were "stolen", you have a clean slate and can keep your guns! Yay!
#21
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I'm not worried about the RIAA. Before the client software is even released, there will be hacks or workarounds on the torrents.

As for gun control, I am for it. Here is how it works ...
Pull gun.
Aim with a steady hand.
Pull trigger slowly and purposefully.
Practice often.

You will then have good control over your gun.
Posted on Reply
#22
ChillyMyst
by: Batou1986
yea this is a great idea just like comcast current bt filtering now i cant even download linux distros at a normal speed because i guess all BT traffic is illegal :shadedshu
weird, i am on comcast and dont have any problems........maby its just my area but i max out my connection on good torrents like the ones for new anime epsodes :)
Posted on Reply
#23
eidairaman1
Majority of People will switch ISPs just so they can find other ways to stream media, Also RIAA wont be able to shut down ISPs just because they dont filter out stuff, and Clientel will cancel their Accounts if they are forced to install software that is unwanted.
Posted on Reply
#24
CrAsHnBuRnXp
If for whatever reason this does happen, I will cease using the internet for good.
Posted on Reply
#25
QuarterMain
by: Kreij
I'm not worried about the RIAA. Before the client software is even released, there will be hacks or workarounds on the torrents.

As for gun control, I am for it. Here is how it works ...
Pull gun.
Aim with a steady hand.
Pull trigger slowly and purposefully.
Practice often.

You will then have good control over your gun.
:D finally someone who knows one of the "true" definitions of "gun control"

here in SC we call "gun control" hitting what you aim with the first bullet:D
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment