Posts Tagged ‘big brother’

Piracy Settlement-O-Matic

Former online cigarette salesmen now enforce copyright:

Taking their cue from Amazon’s one-click ordering system and the RIAA’s settlement-o-matic website, a company named Nexicon is developing a technology that tracks users who share music and film illegally, and then demands payment for the downloaded file. According to ZDNet, the company is currently conducting a test of the system using Frank Zappa tracks, and is actively monitoring some 19.6 billion file transmissions every day.

Emphasis mine.