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Offline GhostShip

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Mad Plan To Avoid UK Gov Filesharing Rules
« on: April 27, 2010, 02:10:20 am »
This is a good laugh folks, and it may actually work  :lol:

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2010/04/26/uk-digital-economy-act-loophole-entices-isp-users-to-setup-public-wi-fi.html

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"Tell your internet provider that you are now buying the service from them as a communications provider. Well, best to ask first in case they have any extra terms, AUP, or costs, but some (like AAISP) don't mind at all. In fact go further - advise then that sending you copyright infringement reports would cause you distress and alarm.

Now you have done that you are not a subscriber as defined by the Digital Economy Act 2010. But as you have no agreement with the public for them to use the wifi so you are not a service provider either. So you don't have nasty obligations under the Act either.

Your internet provider cannot treat you as a subscriber as the definition is clear in the Act. As such they have no legal requirement to pass on or count copyright infringement notices to you for your IP addresses. In fact, if they do they could be comitting an offence under Protection from Harassment Act 1997, section 22 of the The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, or section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

The internet provider must not count the notices they get or take technical measures against you under the Digital Economy Act because you are not a subscriber."

And I though my plans where whacky  :o

Offline DaBees-Knees

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Re: Mad Plan To Avoid UK Gov Filesharing Rules
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 05:13:26 pm »
10 out of 10 for whoever worked that out.   :lol:

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