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    RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that both organizations--along with a few others--want to take the file-monitoring process a huge step further by infiltrating consumer PCs and deleting the infringing content off their hard drives. How? Through "anti-infringement" spyware developed and enforced by the government......

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    "There are several technologies and methods that can be used by network administrators and providers...these include [consumer] tools for managing copyright infringement from the home (based on tools used to protect consumers from viruses and malware)," reads a caption in a joint comment (pdf) filed by the MPAA and RIAA.

    The joint comment goes on to suggest other means of copyright enforcement including a mandatory scan on all internet connections to interdict transfers of illegal content, physical searches at all borders of personal media players, laptops, and USB sticks. There's even an indication that the parties want to enforce international bullying to force other countries to put similar policies in place.

    But there's more. The comment said that the copyright holders want the FBI and Department of Homeland Security
    to fork over agents--at the taxpayer's expense--so that they can guard the media prior to distribution.

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    Has the RIAA/MPAA gone nuts enough yet?
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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    Oh I would love to see proper enforcement of this. Good luck discovering which files are infringed and which ones are properly licensed.
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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    Ha unrealistic goal. Although I think my illegal vs. legal downloads have shifted towards having more legal than illegal ones now.

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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Has the RIAA/MPAA gone nuts enough yet?
    RIAA sues single mom for $222,000 because her kid illegally downloaded 24 songs.

    RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy, Awards $222,000 | Threat Level | Wired.com

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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    **** the RIAA!
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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    I like the IRA, but not the RIAA

    It's a fantasy scenario. There are so many privacy laws this would break it's incredible. The RIAA doesnt seem to be getting the hint though; targeting your customers is NOT a good business model.
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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads



    Has the RIAA/MPAA gone nuts enough yet?
    Fair enough, as long as they receive no legal protection for the error of deleting legal downloads or for compromising the user's pc/personal information in anyway whatsoever. Class action law suits, baby.

    If I were going to argue against privacy laws, I would say it would be like repossession of any stolen item. They could decide spyware data constitutes effective evidence and a develop seperate kind of search warrant suitable for the demands of the digital world.
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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Fair enough, as long as they receive no legal protection for error.

    If I were going to argue against privacy laws, I would say it would be like repossession of any stolen item.
    Except downloading music is not a stolen item, it is copied data. There is a difference
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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Except downloading music is not a stolen item, it is copied data. There is a difference
    Until a legislature/court defines otherwise.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 04-18-10 at 11:07 PM.
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    Re: RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    This is something the Government does not want to get involved with.

    The RIAA sued a single mom because it is losing the war and it takes every morsel it can get. It's called being desperate.

    The Government sides too much with the RIAA, then hell hath no fury like the younger more hacker-oriented generation when given another, challenging final boss.
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