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RIAA president: No talk of blacklisting file sharers

At this point, there are still many more questions than answers regarding how those Internet service providers that have agreed to help the music industry thwart illegal file sharing will actually weed out accused pirates...

This has rung alarm bells at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a vocal proponent for the rights of technology companies and Internet users.
"This is a huge civil liberties issue," said Gwen Hinze, EFF's International policy director. "When you cut off Internet access, we're talking about cutting off a person's total ability to communicate."

Friday, December 19, 2008
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