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Verizon tells Hollywood it will not filter to help the RIAA identify copyright infringer's
Hollywood wants ISPs such as AT&T and Verizon to help in its fight against piracy. Unlike AT&T, which is talking about developing a system that would identify and block illicitly copied material.

Verizon has no plans of agreeing to Hollywood’s request and the company has three good reasons to back its decision.

  • First of all, it opens the door for other organizations to make demands as to what should and shouldn't be allowed.
  • Second, such actions would set a precedent and ISPs might be held responsible for future cases where they fail to block content.
  • Third, Verizon considers that content filtering is basically an invasion of privacy and therefore not a practice to be used.


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