Has Easynews Capitulated to the RIAA?
Recently, there were news reports the RIAA is suing a usenet
provider. The question is how other usenet providers are going to
react. It appears Easynews might have reacted by logging what its
The top of its previous policy can be seen at
What's the difference?
It's previous policy had these 2 lines:
We do not keep HTTP access logs
We do not keep NNTP access logs
Easynews is now keeping access logs on users.
Easynews support at [url]http://support.easynews.com/forum/[/url] say "We have
create the impression that we don't store minimal logs that may be
able to be obtained by law enforcement with a valid judicial
subpoena." This appears to confirm the view they are now logging what
Of course, all of the other "premium" usenet providers (eg Giganews)
downloads. But for Easynews users, it looks like that is happening to
them right now.