RIAA’s Hostile Takeover of the Internet

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The recording industry is no longer targeting pirates — they are actually trying to hijack the very fabric of the Internet.

The apparent strategy:

  1. Outlaw file sharing

  2. Outlaw personal encryption and anonymization services

  3. Set up a global, privately-run Internet surveillance program to spy on everybody all the time without a warrant — run by ISPs and paid for by the taxpayers

  4. And finally, get the authority to block anyone from the Internet entirely, without the involvement of police, courts or any verifiable trail of evidence

We can not let this happen.

“It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.”Bruce Schneier

This article sums up my thoughts quite nicely.