[d@DCC] Big Media to gain control of entire networks
darryl at mfe.ca
Mon Apr 19 10:54:43 EDT 2004
From CNET News:
Known as the Automated Copyright Notice System (ACNS), the technology
promises to make copyright enforcement easier on peer-to-peer networks,
saving schools and Internet service providers (ISPs) time and money.
ACNS allows them to automatically restrict or cut off Internet access
for alleged infringers on notice from a record label or movie studio.
For example, universities using ACNS could instantly send notices of
copyright infringement to students by e-mail and restrict their network
access until they have removed the file.
This is realy scary. It could see Holywood shut down any computer it
wants by remote control, simply by sending a messages to a network
server. No trial. No appeal.
This is the sort of thing we have make sure is outlawed in this country!
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