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AT&T, Comcast in Possible Agreement With Music Industry for New Antipiracy Campaign

How does the Recording Industry Association of America plan to stop illegal file sharing? Perhaps by turning two of America's largest Internet service providers into stooges. Last year, after a round of very public defeats over its plans to sue individuals for illegal file sharing, the RIAA unveiled a new plan to have ISPs do its dirty work. Now, AT&T and Comcast may have signed on to do just that.

There is nothing in writing yet, and both companies are reportedly very tentative about jumping into bed with the RIAA… the three parties are close to an agreement. Under the arrangement, the RIAA would identify illegal file sharers and then the ISPs would issue take down notices.

Read full story: PC World

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