November 29, 2012

So...Does This Violate Your Privacy?

Canada Prepares For Crackdown on BitTorrent Movie Pirates - http://www.globalnews.ca/pages/story.aspx?id=6442761468

Have a read over the article and see what you think. I'll wait.

Right, welcome back...I promise I'll be brief.

While I agree that downloading music and movies is illegal, what I don't agree with is ISPs being essentially forced to provide their clients personal information to seemingly whoever asks for it. I don't know the legality of it, but it seems to me that the whole policy could be abused should it be overseen by the wrong people, or perhaps seen just as a way to prop up sagging revenues.

Does the whole thing violate any of the service providers own privacy policies? What about any constitutional rights or laws? What constitutes 'downloading'? Is streaming OK? Is an IP address alone enough to convict someone on?

Drop a comment below and let me know what you think!

2 comments:

Brummie said...

hmmmm I'd be annoyed surely this passing of personal information is breaking various data protection acts.

Magic Mint said...

Get used to it. This is the direction Internet laws are heading.