May 3, 2004

Comcast and the DMCA [10:58 am]

Slashdot (Comcast Warns Infringing Customers Of Abuse) discusses Comcast Tells Infringing Customers They’ve Been Bad (letter image)

Some comments:

Things that encourage less security are funny. (Score:5, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 03, @10:40AM (#9040187)

So, the moral of the story is, if I’m pirating media online, I should leave my access point totall unguarded, with no encryption, or passwords, or logging. That way, I can just blame evil phantom wireless hackers and never get in trouble.


Oh man…. (Score:5, Insightful)

by siokaos (107110) on Monday May 03, @10:40AM (#9040190)

(http://www.siokaos.org/)

Viruses? Fine by us.

Spam? Sure, go right ahead…

Non-DRMed p2p filetransfers? STOP IN THE NAME OF THE LAW

I guess this means I’d better clear out my queues/start encrypting things.


so… (Score:5, Interesting)

by ResQuad (243184) slashdot @kon[ ]etek.com ['sol' in gap] on Monday May 03, @10:41AM (#9040212)

(http://www.konsole-tek.com/)

So if you write back, give them a crapy excuse “sorry, I didnt know kazaa was bad” They have proof in writing. PROOF IN WRITING. That you admited to violating the law. Anyone see something wrong with this??

How this for a letter: “Yes, I might have said content, I apologize if I do. Why I have it? I plead the 5th”

[Ed note: The Comcast letter actually speaks of a "counter notification," rather than a letter of apology. Either way, it is certainly the case that no one should submit such a document without consulting a legal professional, IMHO]

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