Update: Abhijit Bera, on Twitter, says that no one cares about ISPs and they can be bypassed. My take on this: Firstly, the ISPs dont deserve this. They're not responsible for what users access and do, and my opinion is that they shouldn't be held liable in court for this. Secondly, the court isn't seeing them as dumb pipes, so this means that they might be forced to take preemptive action to prevent copyright infringement, which will lead to inordinate restriction of Internet usage by citizens. Yesterday: The Madras High Court has dismissed the plea by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to not hold them liable for piracy of content on the Internet, and as the Hindu points out, has placed the onus of prevention of copyright infringement on ISPs. Read the court order here. The original case was filed by R.K.…
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