Federal law enforcement authorities may soon expand the use of a controversial FBI monitoring system to capture e-mail and other text messages sent through wireless telephone carriers, as well as messages from their Internet service providers, according to a telecommunications industry group.
Under today's copyright laws, you are guilty until proven innocent. I know -- it happened to me...it?s not about piracy. It?s about a flawed piece of legislation that allows a person to be penalized for an alleged action before he has the chance to defend himself. The moral of the story is that the DMCA allows you to be tried and judged guilty before you even know what has happened. The MPAA could have my account shut down immediately -- or yours -- and there?s nothing any of us could do to stop it.
Gee, no sooner do we do a story about @home watching users downloads and now we see The Register is reporting that "BT has warned 400 of its AnyTime customers that they might be using the Net access service too much. The email issued yesterday said: "After reviewing our records recently, we have reason to believe that your account has been active for online sessions during extended periods of time when it has not been used."
The company is scanning its customers' Internet activity and says it will terminate the accounts of those users who are downloading pirated material
Excite@Home Australia users are up in arms over the telco's random raids on their broadband accounts in search of pirate activity, with many saying it's an invasion of their privacy.
The ISP informed users of its Optus@Home broadband service that it would terminate customer accounts found to be downloading pirate software or copyright material.
fter reorganization of the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 107th Congress, I became chairman of the Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection Subcommittee. At the top of my agenda is a careful, thoughtful, and thorough examination of the information privacy issue.