CNET News Daily Podcast: RIAA recruits Comcast, AT&T to monitor file sharing
CNET News reporter Greg Sandoval stops by to talk about his scoop on how ISPs will begin to monitor their own customers to prevent illegal file sharing.
When the RIAA said in December it would stop pursuing individual illegal file sharers, it wasn't clear exactly why. Now, CNET News' Greg Sandoval says the industry group is just switching tactics. Several sources close to Comcast and AT&T say that they, along with several other Internet service providers, will agree to monitor their networks for illegal file sharing by its customers.
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