New Pirating Laws!

February 26th, 2013 by

Do you know any real life pirates? It seems that pretty much everyone knows at least ONE pirate in this day and age. Of course, we aren’t talking about swashbuckling, sailing, swearing, swimming, burying treasure pirates. We’re actually talking about their modern age counterpart, the software and media pirates. If you know one (or if you are one!) tell them to watch out, because a new law is going to start cracking down. Let us here at McCluskey Chevrolet, your home for Cincinnati Auto Repair, tell you more.

There is a new law on the books that will work to stop pirates from illegally obtaining movies, music, and software. Major internet providers like Verizon and AT&T will be spearheading the effort. To put it simply, they’ll be monitoring illegal downloads and pulling out ip addresses. An ip address is essentially a computer’s address. Once they have the offending ip addresses, internet provider will then match the ip addresses to the account holder information, and send that account holder an email informing them that someone on their network is breaking the law. You get six of these warnings before they are legally allowed to drastically reduce your download speed or even cancel your service. We here at your home for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu aren’t sure how to feel about the law.

On the one hand, it’s the right of artists to protect their art from being stolen. On the other hand, people have a right to privacy on the internet…but does that privacy still apply if they are breaking the law?

It’s murky territory for sure. We just encourage all of you out there to give a warning to the pirates in your life!