Originally posted by [personal profile] captain91 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [personal profile] dameruth at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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(this is an edited version of [personal profile] lk737's post here)

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

There's a petition here.


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Watch, a minute from now it's going to crash just because I said this. And it's only working because my cousin's computer is younger than mine. Apparently my version of Vista is too old, and therefore unsuuported. *glares at snobby technology*

Anyway... INTERNET!!! Beautiful, in my private room without grandparrents interrupting my slashy oglling internet!!! *hugs*

Also, I'm addicted to the Inception scrore. It's too good. At least a fourth of the scores I write to are by Hans Zimmer and company. It's just so darn perfect.
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( Jul. 20th, 2010 11:51 am)
The router is going to kill me. It hasn't worked at all today, so we're going to have to get a new one, but seeing how it's Tuesday and there are no computer savy people available until the weekend, at the very earliest, I don't know when we're going to do this. The two times we've gotten new routers in the past, only those with computing degrees could get them to work. Routers hate us. A lot. *shakes fist*

I've reverted to childhood and am once again eating with my mouth open. Now before you cry, "Eww", I have a good reason. I kept biting my lip on the same spot and developed one of those sores or whatever they're called and for three days, everything hurt: eating, drinking, talking, smiling. I can finally close my mouth without too much pain, but geez.

I searched for "the slavs" at my library's online catalog. What are the first two results to come up? Hitler. Where are the books that actually have "slavs" in the title? The second page. At the bottom. *headdesk*

I was amused by this week's True Blood episode. The only parts I liked were spoilers )
My nephew came over and fixed it. It was the router not recognizing the new modem, like I thought.

Also, I see that someone has opened a Heroes fandom secrets com. I'm not sure I want to look at it because so many of my opinions differ from the majority of fandom. It tends to put me in a bad mood. My policy lately has been to stick to the corners of fandom that share my key opinions and where I can have intelligent discussions about the others, not wank, and let the rest of fandom do whatever it wants to do.
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( Oct. 2nd, 2009 07:49 pm)
I'm sitting in the living room right now half listening to a telenovela playing on tv and I can't help laughing. Oh god, the melodrama! With the over the top music thundering every time someone says, "I don't love you" or "You are going to pay." So why am I getting the urge to start watching these things again? Oh yes, because my cousin (male, by the way) keeps going on about them.

It appears that the modem and the router just don't like each other. It's supposed to work according to my nephew, his girlfriend and another friend, all computer science majors. It just isn't. Great.

I just bought another m/m novel. I am so disappointed in myself. I said I was under no circumstances going to buy any more novels until I made a dent into my unread novels pile all I need is to read some slash and all my discipline goes flying out the window. In my defensa, it was only five dollars.

Is it Monday yet? It's so nice to be able to safely look forward to Heroes again. Now watch. Because I said that, the next episode is going to suck.
After buying a new modem, we have internet again. Unfortunately, now the Router doesn't want to work. It connects to the computer fine, so it's probably because it's a new modem and it's going, "Who the hell are you?" I need to call my nephew tomorrow to see if he can coach me through fixing it (he graduated from a computer degree, so he's one of our go to guys). We can connect with the Ethernet cable, but I have to be at my grandfather's desk for that, so for the moment I only have internet for part of the time. At least there's internet in the house. For those couple of hours when there was none, I was having a low key freakout. I feel disconnected without it. *hugs internet*

En lieu of being productive yesterday (I got burnout, it's not my fault), I read an original slash novel that [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket pointed out to me a while back. I was in a book buying haze and thought, 'why not?' I know I could just read fic, but it's a nice experience to read slash on paper. I love the physical experience of reading books. Lying back on the bed, leaning against a pillow, book solid in my hands, not getting eyestrain after five straight hours of reading an epic because I just can't stop reading, which unfortunately I've had to cut down on since my younger, more carefree days. And the Age of Sail setting was too tempting to resist (despite the fact that the Tudors have taken over m life for now, maritime history is still my biggest weakness, although Henry VIII did create the modern Royal Navy. I went to bed at 3 last night because I couldn't put it down. Thoughts of my own novel completely flew out the window. So sad.

Why am I on Amazon looking for more? This is so not what I should be doing.
That's the second night in a row that the internet has decided to stop working after midnight. I wake up the next day and it's fine. And it's not my computer. The other ones in the house aren't picking it up, either, which means either the modem goes on a leave of temporary insanity for no reason at all or the internet people are interrupting the service, which doesn’t make any sense, either. One night is a believable (albeit extremely infuriating) anomaly, but two? Within the same time frame? I don't know whether to wait one more night to see if it happens again or to tell my grandfather now (he's not even awake when the internet freezes, so he's completely unaffected).

I hate being without internet. I feel like I've been marooned in a deserted island.

ETA: Oh, and for extra fail, Comcast has decided that some of out channels now need a digital enhancement thing, which I would understand if we still had the old tvs, but the message showed up over five times on my cousin's brand new flatscreen. What. The. Hell?
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