Excite@home searching for illegal downloads

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

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?

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

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.