Excite@home searching for illegal downloads

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#1

I just posted the article Excite@home searching for illegal downloads.

Exite@home, an Australian cable provider is looking for illegal downloaders. By monitoring everybody once in a while they want to find out what user is using its connection to download illegal stuff…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/2376-Excitehome-searching-for-illegal-downloads.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/2376-Excitehome-searching-for-illegal-downloads.html)

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#2

WTF: No worries Excite@home is going broke :4 Monitoring won’t be a issue then.


#3

Since morpheus/kazaa is supposed to be encrypted wouldnt any monitoring have to violate the DMCA? Also, what would they do about people downloading illegal content from the ISPs newsserver?


#4

Here is an english story about Optus http://whirlpool.net.au/article.cfm/444


#5

I think a similar thing is happening here in Canad with Rogers@home. For the last month ping traffic to my computer from abuse@home (reverse DNS lookup) has increased significantly to over 300 a day. I contacted technichal support and they say nothing unusual is going on. Yeah right. Good thing I have a firewall installed.