Current Event 2 http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/19/internet-service-provider-fights-copyright-law/ In England, an Internet Service Provider is criticizing proposed legislation that would require the ISP to disconnect a user if they are found to have illegally downloaded files. The problem the ISP recognizes is that users are incredibly savvy and will inevitably find ways around security blocks and speed bumps to access the internet. The article describes how the company made an example of this by hacking into secure WEP-secured wireless networks easily itself. The article poses some question that I will attempt to answer . Are ISPs required to police their network and report illegal activity , and are the hacking victims or those who share their network responsible for illegal third-party file sharing? When Napster argued for itself that it was an internet service provider, it's belief was that they merely provided for the medium with which people illegally downloaded copyrighted works. In this
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2010 for the course CS 301 taught by Professor Stew.art during the Spring '10 term at SD State.