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Verizon to start forwarding RIAA copyright notices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Nov 2009 16:41 User comments (8)

Verizon to start forwarding RIAA copyright notices Cnet, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that Verizon will begin forwarding RIAA copyright notices to users accused of downloading unauthorized video, gaming and music content.
Verizon will only be "testing" sending the notices, say the sources, and RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy has confirmed that Verizon will indeed begin the testing next Thursday.

"We recognize the importance of copyright and the need to enforce those copyrights," added a Verizon spokesman. "Without that enforcement, intellectual property won't be generated at all. At the same time, it's important for our customers to be assured that they won't have their privacy rights trampled."

The letters, as they have in the past, will warn the user that they have been flagged for piracy and should stop or face a fine.

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8 user comments

114.11.2009 17:24

I highly doubt that ALL of the people who receive these notices will be brought to court. The RIAA will look like idiots like they always do if they charge that many people.

214.11.2009 17:26

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Without that enforcement, intellectual property won't be generated at all.
Yes, people would cease to have ideas if lawsuits stopped.
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314.11.2009 19:38

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Without that enforcement, intellectual property won't be generated at all.

Worst argument ever people still try to create business even if the government eliminates all private enterprise eg communist countries black markets etc.

414.11.2009 20:17

I think the worse this about this is people will now be presumed guilty until proven innocent, and there will be really no recourse people will be able to take. I don't see where people need to be proven of doing something wrong, sure people will only receive notices, but the RIAA will want to take it to the next step be either forcing people to lose internet access and/or face fines...

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515.11.2009 4:16

and this is why I use a small local ISP

615.11.2009 6:20

There's a court case in Australia about this sort of thing I take it that this isp is only doing this so they don't get done over in court for what ever reason.

I reckon the Australian court case will be thrown out as it doesn't quite comply with the laws here.

719.11.2009 5:33

WTF is the RIAA thinking, sending notices concerning downloading of unauthorized gaming content?! I thought the "RI" stood for RECORDING INDUSTRY. Where in that do they have ANYTHING to do with gaming?

820.11.2009 17:29

Originally posted by chrialex:
WTF is the RIAA thinking, sending notices concerning downloading of unauthorized gaming content?! I thought the "RI" stood for RECORDING INDUSTRY. Where in that do they have ANYTHING to do with gaming?
It's all about money to these people (RIAA & MPAA). They think they can just sue whoever they want, even if they have nothing to do with the issue that is addressed, and they always get away with it. Hardly any of the money they win in courts goes to the artists/companies who made the product,game,film,music, etc, yet they act like they are doing these people justice by cashing in on their's and other's expense. And they have the nerve to call themselves a business.


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