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    Internet providers to act against online pirates

    U.S. Internet service providers, including Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc, Cablevision Systems Corp and AT&T Inc agreed to alert customers, up to six times, when it appears their account is used for illegal downloading. Warnings will come as e-mails or pop-up messages.

    If suspected illegal activity persists, the provider might temporarily slow Internet speed or redirect the browser to a specific Web page until the customer contacts the company. The user can seek an independent review of whether they acted legally.
    Internet providers to act against online pirates | Reuters

    I approve of this move.
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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Of course you do....

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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course you do....

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    Huh?

    Long live people paying for what they use...
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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course you do....

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    You don't have the right to steal other people's material. Get over it.
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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course you do....

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    I think this will be the only time we will agree Pete. Though I doubt we agree on our reasoning, but still, its nice we at least agree to a point.

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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Some of this makes sense like Music, and Movies but TV is free and doesn't need regulation since most all networks provide free TV online using the same revenue source as broadcast TV always was, Advertising.

    Advertising also accounts for most website revenues and should be shred as long as its not for profit, like when we use a News story here. I see no way to profit from pasting a story from say NBC.

    Chances are they will over reach in this.

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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course you do....

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    Yeah, monitoring illegal action such as theft is so big brother... you may want to re-read Orwell...
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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You don't have the right to steal other people's material. Get over it.
    We have been agreeing WAY TOO much the past few days... STOP IT!!! :P
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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You don't have the right to steal other people's material. Get over it.
    Sure you have, if they leave the freaking door open and say come take my stuff... which is exactly what the industry is doing.

    1. The industry is releasing DVD in areas of the world know for their massive piracy, long before they come in the US or Europe, and even some times before they even come in the freaking movie theatre. The new X-Men movie just came out in Russia on DVD... and guess where it is now a few hours after being released?

    2. The industry refuses to implement an only possibility world wide with the ability to get content fast. The US has Netflix, Hulu and what not. The rest of the world does not and the industry is refusing to allow it in other countries. The industry blocked Spotify in the US for years before Spotify was forced to change its free version to a limited free version... the very same companies who blocked Spotify in the US, allowed them to start in Europe.....

    3. The internet has no borders! but the industry thinks it does. The industry uses DVD regions still.. it still releases albums, movies and tv series in different markets despite people wanting the material here and now. They refuse to embrace the internet and should pay the price.

    I refuse to feel sorry for the industries in question when they are participants in the "stealing"... as I pointed out with the X-Men DVD.

    I also find it highly problematic that the private ISPs are willing to do this as it means they will be watching us actively for "suspicious" trends. Like it or not, you cant see what people are downloading unless you do a hard deep scan of packets, and that is ....

    But I suspect that the US ISPs willingness to do this, is so they have the legal ability to kick customers off their nets so the companies dont have to expand their networks but only boot off the high traffic people.

    What is next.. the ISPs blocking porn sites, communist sites, democratic party sites and so on? This is a very slippery slope.
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    Re: Internet providers to act against online pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Yeah, monitoring illegal action such as theft is so big brother... you may want to re-read Orwell...
    Monitoring illegal action is the job of law enforcement, not a private corporation.
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