RIAA wants anti-virus software to filter pirated content

By on February 7, 2008, 2:54 PM
There’s an interesting new video from the recent State of the Net Conference up on Public Knowledge, in which the RIAA’s Cary Sherman discusses ISP content filtering and how it could easily be bested by encryption… unless they somehow find a way to have filters placed on end users computers to get around the “problem.”

He goes on to suggest the filter could come as part of your anti-virus software, media player or P2P application, or even in an ISP-provided modem. I honestly don’t see any of this happening given the consumer backlash it would provoke, but it’s scary to think people actually come up with these ideas. Seems like instead of embracing new opportunities, the RIAA is willing to go great lengths to preserve their aging business model and protect their profits.




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icye said:
The RIAA DOES NOT care about the artists they claim to support, they only care about the money.This will go nowhere, people's patience with both the RIAA and MPAA are wearing thin these days. These companies will do anything possible to just get their share of the money. The US government could just come in and stop the unjust tactics employed by these companies, sadly many in Washington are 'in bed' with the RIAA, MPAA.[Edited by icye on 2008-02-07 15:25:36]
thejedislayer said:
I really don't like the idea of software secretly being installed on my computer without my knowledge.
Soul Harvester said:
RIAA... bringing totalitarianism to new levels
maf said:
RIAA is f@#king nuts if they think users will accept this kind of censorship. Who is going to willingly install a filter on their PC, leaving it some corporations hands to decide what is acceptable content to download.
siiix said:
they retarded this will only filter out guys who would not pirate anyhow ; )if the modem/router has built in pirating filter, i just get one on ebay with out OR flash the firmwareas for virus check they have that already i have several keymakers and other exe's already added to the exception list, because most virus checkers give already a false virus alert and delete the file with out askingthe RIAA lost this battle even before it started : )
victis88 said:
lol its funny to think that anyone would actually purchase let alone install the software theyre talking about
canadian said:
[b]Originally posted by siiix:[/b][quote]if the modem/router has built in pirating filter, i just get one on ebay with out OR flash the firmware)[/quote]The only problem is if they could do this, they could get the ISP to monitor the firmware, and if they detect you have modified it or are using a non-verified modem they cut your internet.
boony said:
"… unless they somehow find a way to have filters placed on end users computers to get around the “problem.” = desperationWe're witnessing the final hours of a diseased and dying beast. Good riddance.
windmill007 said:
I think they put out this retarded stuff because they are attention needy.
Xempler said:
Wow the RIAA really know how to raise the bar on stupidity. I know their job is try and curb piracy but give me a break. Their next brilliant idea will be to have video cameras set up in everyone's home to watch and monitor what they do on the internet.
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