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Unauthorized Use of Copyright

by Renegade Knight / March 25, 2009 7:26 AM PDT

I was reading that AT&T was the first company to cooperate with the RIAA and start sending out takedown notices by 'reading' data streams.

Now it seems to mee that reading copyrighted material without authorizatoin is against the very rules that AT&T and the RIAA are trying to enforce. AT&T isn't authorized to read my copyrighted posts, logs, emails, letters, stories, photo's and such without paying me for the priviledge. People who use AT&T only authorize them to be their ISP. Professional content creators and media companies tend to forget that it's all copyrighted. Not just their material. Those copyright laws protect all copyright holders including us amateurs who haven't yet made our mark in the IP world.

It seems to be that the copyright issue cuts both ways and the RIAA has no business infringing just like everone else.

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there is the possability but,
by mementh / March 25, 2009 9:26 AM PDT

there is the possability but, there may be a out in there T&C that you agree to sadly.

For me I recomend those that don't trust there ISP to use The Onion Router network.. which helps protect privacy but does not increase security at all.

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Ahh right T&C
by Nicholas Buenk / March 25, 2009 11:59 AM PDT

Maybe I should get everyone that comes into my home to sign terms and conditions that I am not legally responisble for any act of violence against them, including lethal force. While they are on my property. I'm sure every court would uphold that agreement. Wink

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Well actually... you can
by mementh / March 25, 2009 1:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Ahh right T&C

Its called posting a sign stating "NO TRESPASSING" though i am under the impression that you should check your local laws as to lethal force regulations and when it can be used. (IE if they run @ you in the dark this NON LAWYER would say yes its ok, but thats up to you and your concious)

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In Australia...
by Nicholas Buenk / March 25, 2009 6:56 PM PDT

And you'll be charged with murder unless you can prove it was self defence. Mere trespassing is not enough.

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thats why i said...
by mementh / March 28, 2009 11:54 AM PDT
In reply to: In Australia...

I ma not a laywer and put some bit about defence.. just shooting anyone is stupid.. but if someone did come onto your property at that point you have the right to stop them with the threat only of deadly force if they did not either leave or stay for police arrest/police to deal with.

Dealy force obviously for a smart person should only be used when they have a gun as well or are coming at you.

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by Nicholas Buenk / March 25, 2009 11:54 AM PDT

So, you want to fight the culture of ownership with more culture of ownership.
I remember an Einstein quote, something about being unable to solve a problem with the same thinking that started the problem.

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Turning somebody's weapons back against them
by minimalist / March 25, 2009 2:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Really?

is not continuing the culture of ownership. Its exposing it as the absurd farce that it is.

I am curious how an ISP will determine what is a "legal" transmision of a file versus an illegal one? There is nothing illegal about emailing yourself a file or uploading to personal backup site.

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Pretty Much, Yes
by Renegade Knight / March 26, 2009 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Really?

I recall another quote about fighing fire with fire. The point isn't to really care so much about your own IP (though it does exist) it's to use the same tools being used against the people who lobbied hard to create them to begin with.

It's actually easier to use a VPN to prevent sniffing to begin with. I think. Never really thought I'd need to, but then my emails and other communications really are nobody's business but the person to who they are intended and my ISP isn't one to defend their users.

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