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Topic # 49256 18-Nov-2009 10:26
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Saw this in the Times today.


Coming to a NZ town near you in 2050, perhaps?! Wink


http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6920142.ece





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  Reply # 274168 18-Nov-2009 10:56
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Free WiFi in the era of RIAA and MPAA takedown notices is a very risky business.

A few days ago a town in the USA lost it's free WiFi due to a takedown notice from Sony as somebody had downloaded some copyrighted material.




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  Reply # 274199 18-Nov-2009 12:44
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Can you serve such notices in the UK?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 274203 18-Nov-2009 12:57
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Geektastic: Can you serve such notices in the UK?


Of course .  The RIAA and MPAA are the world copyright police and can bomb any town that has wifi  in the war against terror..




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  Reply # 274205 18-Nov-2009 12:59
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Ha!

It certainly won't be long, that's for sure.

I have a long list of key words I always include in phone conversations with my brother in the USA just to see if the CIA or NSA are really listening! So far he reports no Men In Black visiting.





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  Reply # 274206 18-Nov-2009 13:00
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sbiddle:
A few days ago a town in the USA lost it's free WiFi due to a takedown notice from Sony as somebody had downloaded some copyrighted material.


I assume you are refering to this:
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/11/12/2025201/MPAA-Shuts-Down-Towns-Municipal-WiFi-Over-1-Download?art_pos=1

The 'entire town' wifi network was acutally just one access point outside the court house. As far as I am aware, there wasn't a takedown notice, just a notification to the people who run the access point that there was illegal activity. They probably decided to shut it down themselves.

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Reply # 274233 18-Nov-2009 15:16
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Geektastic: Coming to a NZ town near you in 2050, perhaps?! Wink


I get free WiFi from my neighbour, isn't this the same thing?



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  Reply # 274257 18-Nov-2009 16:05
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nate:
Geektastic: Coming to a NZ town near you in 2050, perhaps?! Wink


I get free WiFi from my neighbour, isn't this the same thing?



It's not meant to be and you know it.....!!


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