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Sony won lawsuit against Cox Cable ISP for copyright infringement -- HEADLINE: "Americans could be cut off from the internet over copyright claims"

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Has anyone seen this news yet today??

Americans could be cut off from the internet over copyright claims

A court ruled that ISPs can avoid liability by kicking customers off the internet. The ruling is being challenged.


Correct me if i am wrong but IF AND WHEN an American uses a VPN to connect to another site, and they are connecting to a TUNNEL EXIT that is OUTSIDE of their home country, then their connection IS NOT, technically, "american", anymore, is it?

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Never ever post links to well-known fake news spreaders like Alex Jones. I'd put down that shit the millisecond I see it, everytime I see it.

The whole gist seems to be a dispute between Sony Music Entertainment and the ISP Cox Communications over the findings that Cox allegedly did virtually nothing to prevent customers from pirating music licensed by SME despite countless notices under the umbrella of the DMCA, which of course is a US law, so it applies to Cox. SME apparently successfully sued them over a billion dollars, to quote Forbes, "more than 10,000 musical works" for "$100,000 per pirated work". These numbers may of course be drastically overestimated and we can discuss that under the general question of how to reform copyright law, but if the discussion derails into one about censorship, it's game over for the discussion. Because copyright has nothing to do with freedom of speech. You've been enjoying the right to demonstrate and use the legal system to your advantage without violating licensing fees of music from [insert musician/band name here].
So, Cox appealed, and lost again. To lessen the financial damage it was proposed that Cox could theoretically cut internet services for "offenders" who ignore the notice from Cox and continue pirating content. A normal process of debate ensued because there might be collateral damage due to shared usage.

And that is what the headlines are about. They suggest it's censorship but omit that these things happen only to lines previously breaking the law. Normal discussion inflated to drama. Don't get emotional about it.
 

53 minutes ago, ProphetPX said:

Correct me if i am wrong but IF AND WHEN an American uses a VPN to connect to another site, and they are connecting to a TUNNEL EXIT that is OUTSIDE of their home country, then their connection IS NOT, technically, "american", anymore, is it?


A connection is not American, or Russian, or German. What counts is the IP showing up in the server's log file where what you view/download is located. In case of a VPN provider this would be the server exit IP.

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