ISP-network traffic (Privacy Issue)


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Aug 3, 2000
ISP-network traffic(Can a Parent company)
For example AOL: If an AOL member downloads (illegal) MP3's. Can the parent (Time Warner) company have access to AOL's network logs and in turn sue the subscriber?

Isn’t there some sort of confidentiality agreement between AOL and the subscriber? What I’m trying to get at here is, how did the “record companies” get their hands on the network logs showing who downloaded and what mp3's were downloaded.

I can understand if they subpoena the information. There has to be some sort of "Confidentiality Agreement" between the ISP and the subscriber.

It's not just a question of "Who's downloading MP3's", it's a question of "Do we still have rights to have privacy". Regardless of doing petty ilegal downloading of MP3's. Our rights to have privacy is being taken away by the "Record Industry".
Feb 19, 2003
You still retain your rights, unless your rights trample upon the rights of others, in which case you lose your rights. Think of it as being judged guilty until proven innocent.

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