Information Wave Technologies blokkeert website van RIAA

Posted on Tuesday, August 20 2002 @ 21:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Information Wave Technologies, een Amerikaanse ISP, heeft aangekondigd dat het de Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) de toegang tot hun netwerk zal weigeren. Surfers van IWF zullen deze site dus niet meer kunnen bereiken
Eerder dit jaar kondigde RIAA een nieuw plan aan om pc's te kunnen hacken, om illigale content te verwijderen, zonder vervolgd te kunnen worden voor enige toegebrachte schade.
Information Wave believes this policy puts its customers at risk of unintentional damage, corporate espionage, and invasion of privacy to say the least.

Due to the nature of this matter and RIAA's previous history, we feel the RIAA will abuse software vulnerabilities in a client's browser after the browser accesses its site, potentially allowing the RIAA to access and/or tamper with your data. Starting at midnight on August 19, 2002, Information Wave customers will no longer be able to reach the RIAA's web site. Information Wave will also actively seek out attempts by the RIAA to thwart this policy and apply additional filters to protect our customers' data.

Information Wave will also deploy peer-to-peer clients on the Gnutella network from its security research and development network (honeynet) which will offer files with popular song titles derived from the Billboard Top 100 maintained by VNU eMedia. No copyright violations will take place, these files will merely have arbitrary sizes similar to the length of a 3 to 4 minute MP3 audio file encoded at 128kbps. Clients which connect to our peer-to-peer clients, and then afterwards attempt to illegally access the network will be immediately blacklisted from Information Wave's network. The data collected will be actively maintained and distributed from our network operations site.

Deze maatregeling zou niet bedoeld zijn om RIAA's anti-piraterij acties te elimineren, maar om de veiligheid van hun gebruikers te kunnen waarborgen.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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