Online games stealing your bandwidth

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Sat Sep 25 16:53:00 CDT 2010


On Sat, 25 Sep 2010 21:43:25 BST, Matthew Walster said:

> Was anything ever standardised in that field? I imagine with much of
> P2P traffic being (how shall I put this...) less than legal, it's of
> questionable legality and the ISPs would not want to be held liable
> for the content cached there?

The ISP is off the hook on that one.  17 USC 512(2) specifically carves out an ISP
safe-harbor for data that's only cached on an ISP's servers due to an end
user's request.  IANAL, so have somebody you pay for legal advice read 17 USC 512(2)
and tell you what they think.


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