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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

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    And yet it is the FCC that is trying to get companies to STOP censoring sites. You obviously didn't read any of the article.

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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

    Next, the liberals are going to be regulating our bowel movements, claiming improved digestive health and efficiency in public sewage treatment.

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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

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    Next, the liberals are going to be regulating our bowel movements, claiming improved digestive health and efficiency in public sewage treatment.
    It's the conservatives that sided with the FCC in regards to Janet Jackson's 1/5 second tit shot.

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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

    Quote Originally Posted by satandog View Post
    Councilman - really. Does this have anything to do with the topic?

    The FCC wants the authority to keep ISPs from blocking or downgrading internet traffic based on its use or source - as per the original topic of this thread.

    So the FCC wants to ensure that your ISP cannot interfere with traffic to favor its own content or the content of those companies that wish to pay for enhanced services.

    This seems so basic to me - perhaps I am missing something here? Are you suggesting that we rely on the good will of Comcast and ATT to keep things fair? Especially considering that these companies have monopolies on broad band cable in many parts of the country?

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    Why shouldn't Comcast block BitTorrent if it costs them money and is used mostly for intellectual property theft?

    I don't want the FCC controlling the internet even if their intention is to reduce restrictions. Why? Because there will eventually be a conservative president, and they already kicked Howard Stern off my radio.
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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

    Why shouldn't Comcast block BitTorrent if it costs them money and is used mostly for intellectual property theft?
    Because they are abusing monopoly status on taxpayer subsidized infrastructure. I pay Comcast to deliver me my packets, and anything that interferes with that is unacceptable.

    I don't like the FCC much, but ISP's have clearly shown themselves to be incapable of running our infrastructure. The FCC is simply a lesser evil by comparison. Sometimes you simply have to pick the choice that sucks the least.

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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    Why shouldn't Comcast block BitTorrent if it costs them money and is used mostly for intellectual property theft?
    "Intellectual property theft" does not exist except in the minds of the RIAA, and MPAA... seriously, search results for this term only comes up with stuff from them, and related extremist orgs who rely on skewed statistics [sometimes skewed facts too] and hyperbole to sucker the people [and bribe politicians] into draconian copyright / patent laws that only protect them and not the "artists" and "inventors" they claim they help.

    So far nothing in the way of legal document, or results from independent legal experts on a crime called "Intellectual property theft."

    Even so, yes it is used for piracy more likely than not, but that does not magically negate the legal uses that BitTorrent carries with it... just like with any other tool, physical, or electronic/technical.

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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    "Intellectual property theft" does not exist except in the minds of the RIAA, and MPAA... seriously, search results for this term only comes up with stuff from them, and related extremist orgs who rely on skewed statistics [sometimes skewed facts too] and hyperbole to sucker the people [and bribe politicians] into draconian copyright / patent laws that only protect them and not the "artists" and "inventors" they claim they help.

    So far nothing in the way of legal document, or results from independent legal experts on a crime called "Intellectual property theft."

    Even so, yes it is used for piracy more likely than not, but that does not magically negate the legal uses that BitTorrent carries with it... just like with any other tool, physical, or electronic/technical.

    You don't throw the bathtub out when the baby sh*ts in it.
    I don't understand your point. Are you saying artists don't mind if you steal their work? Are you saying once something is made it should be freely distributed? Or is it the term "intellectual property" you have a problem with?
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    Re: FCC looks at ways to assert authority over Web access

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    Why shouldn't Comcast block BitTorrent if it costs them money and is used mostly for intellectual property theft?
    I have downloaded 268.4GB using uTorrent (BitTorrent lite pretty much), and not one byte of that was pirating.

    Sure, a lot of it was repeat DL's of F2P MMO's (which I should know by now will never be good), but it proves that Torrents are used for much more than just Pirating.

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