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AT&T Invents New Technology to Detect and Ban Filesharing

ATT Invents New Technology to Detect and Ban Filesharing

Internet provider ATT has expanded its portfolio of anti-piracy patents with a new technology that can detect file-sharers on its network. Based on a network activity score users are assigned to a so-called “risk class,” and as a result alleged pirates may have their access to file-sharing sites blocked. Whether ATT has plans to implement the technology in the real world remains unknown.

attDespite the growing availability of legal services, unauthorized file-sharing continues to generate thousands of petabytes of traffic each month.

This massive network use and its legal implications have received plenty of interest from Internet providers over the years, and ATT now believes it

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