StlSluggers wrote:I find this akin to asking car manufacturers to send out warnings to drivers if they get a speeding ticket.
Internet connections conduct all sorts of illegal activity, but beyond cooperating with investigations, they are under no obligation to police that connection themselves, imo.
You are sooooo living in 2000.
Welcome to the post-9/11 internet where anonymity is a threat to national security and corporate profits. While I don't trust any ISP an inch, this is still better than the government trying take full control of the industry and creating their own form of policy regulation. This is a smart move on the RIAA's part. They pushed the lawsuits for downloaders as far as they could by any means necessary until they started pushing back. Now that the gig is up on that front they need to move on to the next plan of action and start the whole process over. They have said they will still seek lawsuits against the major uploaders but rely on the ISP's to control the more casual downloaders.