Comcast Screws Up And Targets Innocent Customer In P2P Dragnet
from the cut-'em-off dept
Davis Freeberg writes "As if the prospect of having the big telcos looking over your shoulder wasn’t bad enough, we’re already seeing reports of Comcast targeting innocent customers in DRM stings.
After receiving a takedown notice from Comcast’s DRM squad, John Aprigliano had to spend an hour dealing with them, in order to prove his innocence. Apparently, Comcast wasn’t able to tell that one of his old modems was really being used by someone else. Lucky for him, he’s a network engineer and knew the right questions to ask, but sooner or later someone will end up losing their internet access over this kind of screw up. If Comcast wants to be the top P2P cop, shouldn’t they be able to accurately identify between copyright infringers and their customers. So far they aren’t off to a very good start.”
Doesn’t that make you feel comfortable now that Comcast has indicated its willingness to cut off internet access for file sharers? Once again, it would be great if we could implement a reverse three strikes policy, where three false accusations by the entertainment industry or an ISP leads to them losing their internet access.