Saturday, June 16, 2007

AT&T Anti-piracy Efforts

AT&T Anti-Piracy Effort Raises Privacy Concerns

LOS ANGELES — In a break with other Internet service providers, AT&T Inc. will work with Hollywood studios and recording labels to devise technology that identifies offshore content pirates who use its network to upload illegal copies of movies and music. Although details remain sketchy, the effort worries privacy advocates, who fear the San Antonio-based company could become a beat cop, monitoring which Web sites customers visit and what computer files they share.

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