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June 06 2011

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Germany’s rights-holders hit freetards hard | The Register - Music and Media -20110531

ISPs hand over 300k addresses each month


While other countries debate how to go after freetards, Germany’s ISPs are handing over user data for 300,000 accounts per month, according to an announcement by that country’s ISP association, Eco.

The organization is claiming success against piracy, saying that the number of online pirates has declined by 20 percent in Germany since 2008, in the face of the concerted campaign by the music industry, ISPs and the courts (while broadband subscriptions continue to rise).

According to the Eco press release (Google translation), a warning letter is usually enough to deter pirates, even without financial threats, according to Eco board member Oliver Süme.

In spite of the ISPs’ position, rights-holders generally accompany their letters with demands for money, giving rise to accusations that the German regime is a court-sponsored cash cow in which investigation targets will pay up rather than go to the expense of defending themselves.

Eco’s data is published not to defend customers, but ISPs: it argues that the successful push against pirates means mooted laws imposing blocks on Torrent sites’ IP addresses would be unnecessary

May 31 2011

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jechufp:stfuhatemongers:lysergicacidiethylamide:ver2go:

The chief Raoni cries when he learns that brazilian president Dilma released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and which were ignored as the more than 600 000 signatures. That is, the death sentence of the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river is enacted. Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations and destroying habitat valuable for many species - all to produce electricity at a high social, economic and environmental cost, which could easily be generated with greater investments in energy efficiency.

different day, different asshole.

same’s happening here in Chile.


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