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ISPs Continue Their Monitoring Of Customer For Illegal Activity

The days are gone where music and video files can be freely swapped between users with no worry about regulation. The trend began with Napster, and helped many a user to get their hands on rare audio tracks. Unfortunately, this did nothing for the artists who created the music, as they weren’t compensated for these millions of instances where their music was shared.

Since then, many of these file sharing sites have been shut down. But torrent sites do remain. However file sharing has changed since a large group of internet service providers entered into an agreement with the RIAA. The ISPs agreed to monitor customer accounts and educate consumers with a warning when they use their accounts for the illegal downloading of copyrighted material.