RIAA: We Support Net Neutrality, Just As Long As It Includes The Ability For ISPs To Block File Sharing

from the so-that's-how-it-works? dept

Because I know how much you've all been wanting to know what a bunch of dying record labels and their chief lobbyist thinks about net neutrality, the RIAA's president Cary Sherman put out a statement saying that they're happy with the new rules because the FCC's Julius Genachowski has said it's okay for ISPs to ignore all those rules as long as they're going after "illegal conduct" online -- which of course the RIAA assumes must mean file sharing.


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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 6:05am

    Wow so how are they gonna difrentiate betwene ubuntu iso and James brown? Both are "file sharing"?

     

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    Johnny Lilburne, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 6:13am

    Repeat after me...

    Home killing tapes music.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 6:18am

    I can dream, can't I?

    What would happen if a non-profit alternative to Comcast and Verizon entered the market?

    ... maybe one who took a stand against the antiquated policies of exploiting a monopolistic choke hold on internet access.

     

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      klink, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:28am

      Re: I can dream, can't I?

      the oligarchy would never allow any competition to its monopoly on media transmission, however; a community in one of the carolinas, being fed up w/ high internet and cable prices, started a nonprofit to provide those services as well as VOIP phone to thieir community. they were successful in lowering the costs of these services to their community. i wonder what ever became of that experiment. homeland security and the NSA would view this as the thorn from hell in their sides. if your are interested in helping me research this subject, please e-mail me w/ subject-mediastruggle.

      P.S keep in mind all electronic communications are monitered for key words.

      klink

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 6:20am

    Fawk the RIAA, I could care less! They are dead to me, as well as any musician under their radar!


    Listen up musicians!

     

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    Yogi, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 6:24am

    Ubuntu

    is synonymous with terrorism - it is stealing money from Microsoft and Apple , isn't it?

     

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    Rabbit80 (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 6:26am

    How is it possible to determine what is "illegal" content being downloaded without invading peoples privacy and monitoring everything?

     

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      minijedimaster (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:01am

      Re:

      How is it possible to determine what is "illegal" content being downloaded without invading peoples privacy and monitoring everything?

      Thus negating ANY net neutrality they were supposed to have in the first place. Good question.

       

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        Free Capitalist (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:04am

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        If you had nothing to hide you could haz your neuter-ality.

         

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          Anonymous Coward, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 8:57am

          ignore the d*mn troll

          if you all can't see the intent of that comment, then
          you must have been raised under a certain bridge.


          let's have you and he go outside and fight!

           

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            Free Capitalist (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 9:30am

            Re: ignore the d*mn troll

            You are hereby accused and convicted of Raporism (C&TM 2009 Dark Helmet), failure to heed your own subject-line and failure to submit to bitter, bitter sardony. Your rights to neuter-ality have been revoked pending review by your RIAA appointed judicial and conciliator panel.

            Also, I accept your proposed schoolyard match. (sorry Jedi, nothing against you, we have to make an example of these Raporists)

             

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      Designerfx (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:08am

      Re:

      oh it gets better. Who decides what is "illegal" or not? Oh right, back to DMCA claim equivalents. "filesharing could be illegal, it must be blocked". "web browsing could be illegal, it could be blocked".


      I also don't get that police approval/requirement thing.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:28am

      Re: Rabbit80

      Do you really the RIAA cares about your privacy?

       

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    McBeese, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:33am

    Encrypted P2P VPN

    It's only a matter of time before encrypted P2P VPN links become commonplace in the consumer market, just as they are already in the business world. When that happens, the ISPs will no longer be able to see what their data pipes are being used for.

     

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    rebrad (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:36am

    "We Support Net Neutrality, Just As Long As It Includes The Ability For ISPs To Block File Sharing"

    Hmm, then it wouldn't be neutral would it and if they can block activity that may or may not be illegal, what else can they block without proof? Can they block "government defined" inappropriate speech, ideas or writing they don't like. Tyrants have no qualms manipulating labels and language to cover it's abhorrent and repressive behavior.

     

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    rebrad (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 7:37am

    Net Neutrality/Not

    "We Support Net Neutrality, Just As Long As It Includes The Ability For ISPs To Block File Sharing"

    Hmm, then it wouldn't be neutral would it and if they can block activity that may or may not be illegal, what else can they block without proof? Can they block "government defined" inappropriate speech, ideas or writing they don't like. Tyrants have no qualms manipulating labels and language to cover it's abhorrent and repressive behavior.

     

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    PlanB, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 8:18am

    HR3458 - Net Neutrality

    This is nothing more than big government's attempt to put their hands in the cookie jar of a free market internet. Look for the process of any future internet technologies bog down due to oversized government intrusion. More government = less freedom.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 27th, 2009 @ 11:28am

    Net Neutrality has as little to do with neutrality as social/environmental justice have to do with justice. It's just the way liberals use antonyms to describe all their plans. They want to silence opposition, they try to pass laws with names like fairness doctrine, net neutrality, hate crimes bill, diversity rules.

     

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    Daemon_ZOGG (profile), Oct 27th, 2009 @ 11:36am

    RIAA Statements... and Bin Laden

    Every time the RIAA Mafia Group Inc issues a statement, it's starting to sound more and more like those osama bin laden terror videos. }:>

     

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    The Idiot, Oct 28th, 2009 @ 1:55am

    Here's a fun analogy:

    If you support the RIAA, you're a terrorist. You force people to pay for illegal content, and share 'their' files. This is regardless of what it actually is you download. I actually received a nastygram for obtaining NIN's The Slip from Mininova.

    They are spreading the terror around.,because they've lost control of the market.

     

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