RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads
Apr 17, 2010, 17:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Parrish)
"Big Brother is watching you. Actually, it's the RIAA and the
MPAA, especially if you're parked on a BitTorrent client. The
Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that both
organizations--along with a few others--want to take the
file-monitoring process a huge step further by infiltrating
consumer PCs and deleting the infringing content off their hard
drives. How? Through "anti-infringement" spyware developed and
enforced by the government.
"This is no joke.
"There are several technologies and methods that can be used by
network administrators and providers...these include [consumer]
tools for managing copyright infringement from the home (based on
tools used to protect consumers from viruses and malware)," reads a
caption in a joint comment (pdf) filed by the MPAA and RIAA."
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