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Topic # 81547 14-Apr-2011 09:20
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Hi guys,

Is someone in the know with the current (and immediate) law about what will happen to companies that provide cache servers (not just isp's) that hold content due to illegal file sharing among others?

Are these cache servers currently immune from existing law? In particular, from the new file sharing amendment bill?

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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  Reply # 458598 14-Apr-2011 10:31
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In a landmark court case, wouldn't you try to prove that the original downloader of the material that was first cached should have been prosecuted before anyone else? Surely this would stop any future illegal activity in the first instance? How would you do this? You would require the cooperation of the ISP...Is the ISP subject to any legal action not merely for hosting but for also acting as an intermediary for the content?




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  Reply # 459556 16-Apr-2011 21:50
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The law only covers the end user who uses p2p software, its quite specific about the software, so all those people who are going on about getting their internet cut off for emailing a picture of kittens are really smoking something.

Cache is already covered by them being a telco etc and so long as they act on complaints for content that is in violation they are sweet as. I dont know what process the likes of slingshot have to disable caching of certain torrent hashes or certain parts of those torrents, since I am assuming they would only have to prevent the caching of the infringing files in a multi file torrent.




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  Reply # 459576 16-Apr-2011 23:55
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Caching is a non issue. It only serves to reduce costs for an ISP and to increase speed for end users.

Caching or no caching is not a solution or assistance to stopping illegal filesharing and downloading. $15000 may be more effective??

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