Back in April, we reported that some of the US' largest ISPs would be partnering with the MPAA and RIAA under a single counter-piracy umbrella, called the Center for Copyright Information, or CCI. Douglas Rushkoff's recent CNN editorial inspects exactly who would be watching the internet for illegal downloads under the CCI's six-stage "alert system," which gradually pesters pirates into legal compliance. Rushkoff wonders whether ISPs will begin automatically monitoring traffic for infringing content rather than waiting for word from the MPAA or RIAA identifying the IP address of questionable customers. Check out Rushkoff's piece for much more on the matter, and decide for yourself whether this procedural change will make a difference in the ongoing battle over privacy on the internet.
Will ISPs and the Center for Copyright Information spy on your internet traffic?
Will ISPs and the Center for Copyright Information spy on your internet traffic?/
Douglas Rushkoff's recent CNN editorial inspects exactly who would be looking at customers' internet traffic under the Center for Copyright Information's graduated response system.