osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Link Harvest: Verizon Strikes Right Pose On Copyright Accusations


Verizon is required by the DMCA to do something about accusations of copyright infringement. But whereas most ISPs are bullied into ridiculous extremes, Verizon has stood firm.

Its most recent concession is that VZ and RIAA have now agreed on the form letter to send to customers accused of copyright infringement. I want to stress "accused," which is always part of the debate on this. Having had my own access suspended for several hours for an accusation with no proof, it is important to underscore that Hollywood's much touted technology for recognizing copyright infringement is not nearly so accurate as claimed. and why should it be? There are no consequences to Hollywood for a false positive. It is merely "collateral damage" for the rest of us.

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