[ILUG] Data Retention Act
bbrelin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 21:22:00 IST 2010
It's getting so bad that Time Warner, one of the USA's biggest ISP's, is
comply with subpoenas from the U.S. Copyright group, a private entity that
thousands of people who allegedly used Bit Torrent to pirate movies and is
fighting the subpoenas in court on the grounds that complying with the
overburden the company.
If Time Warner, a major multinational megacorp doesn't have the resources to
these subpoenas, how does anyone expect small and medium size European ISP's
to be able to do so?
The Time Warner story is here:
This is a major reason why the directive I mentioned in the earlier e-mail
is so pernicious and dangerous.
Not to mention the overreach by government and private entities like
corporations who would gladly
strangle Free Software and freedom of information if they could get away
On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 9:11 PM, John P. Looney <valen at tuatha.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Philip Trickett (List) <
> phil-ml at techworks.ie> wrote:
> > Wouldn't the use of SSL based searches make this pretty useless, as
> > companies such as Google are not ISP's. So in effect, they are heaping
> > more burden on ISP's to collect data which probably won't be used, or if
> > it is, it won't be used for the intended purpose of the legislation.
> > (Read copyright infringement here).
> SSL for websearch is a pretty big performance hit (expensive for the
> provider, mostly). I can't imagine many other than Google doing it. And
> there are other sites people use to find stuff.
> It's worth mentioning that there are people asking for police access to
> web search logs & social networking data, under the guise of 'think of the
> children'....and tricking MEPs in the process.
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