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It's entrapment, government does it all the time.

for it to be entrapment, one would have to be a regular, law-abiding citizen who refused on several occasions to partake in illegal activity, and was eventually persuaded to do something that one would not normally do.

If a cop were to throw a rock sack in front of a junkie, he couldn't snatch it up and plead 'entrapment' to get out of a possession charge.
Same goes for the torrents, it doesn't matter how they got there, or who put them there. The fact is, it is illegal, and nobody was unreasonably persuaded into downloading a client, finding a torrent site, choosing an illegal file to download and then watch/play it.


Also, on a side note, and not directed at anyone in particular.. but let's get real. No one is 'sticking it to the man' or whatever justification you try to come up with for your illegal uploads. You are stealing, it is illegal, and there is no grey area. I've done my fair share of whatever that I'm not going to discuss, and it was for personal gain, just like the rest of you. Nobody is fooling anybody with slick words.

edit: I am not talking about legal torrents either, these are legit and not part of my previous rant.
Edited by -SE7EN- - 3/15/12 at 10:24am
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Just to be particular:

All torrents are legal. Their content may or may not be legal to freely distribute under various laws and jurisdictions.
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+1 for municipal owned ISPs thumb.gif
Don't have to worry about this crap
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+1 for municipal owned ISPs thumb.gif
Don't have to worry about this crap


Getting one soon.

Starting to hate comcast.
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Ah ha AT&T has foiled their own plans to potentially throttle my bandwidth! I don't even get advertised bandwidth!

Try and slow this snail down further!
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Thank God I don't live in the USA, this retrograde things is ridiculous, 1st of why the hell does these entertainment companies have so much power to pressure the Gov into this idiotic moves, also of course the IPS will love the idea, throttling means you still pay the same but get less.

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Thank God I don't live in the USA, this retrograde things is ridiculous, 1st of why the hell does these entertainment companies have so much power to pressure the Gov into this idiotic moves, also of course the IPS will love the idea, throttling means you still pay the same but get less.


Also. the gov't has nothing to do with this one. It's RIAA and MPAA that cut a deal with internet providers to this is.
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Thank God I don't live in the USA, this retrograde things is ridiculous, 1st of why the hell does these entertainment companies have so much power to pressure the Gov into this idiotic moves, also of course the IPS will love the idea, throttling means you still pay the same but get less.

If it happens here, it'll happen elsewhere too. Maybe not this year, maybe not in 5 years, but it'll happen.
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Incoming lawsuits. I personally work for Comcast and also have internet from them and haven't had many issues but I know a ton of people that have them often, because I deal with them. If my speed starts to get throttled because of downloading things off steam or for my personal work transferring files between my PC and clients I will not be a happy camper and will gladly hop on the lawsuit bandwagon. AT&T is already getting slammed in small claims court for throttling so Comcast can too. No reason for me to pay $120 a month for my internet speed if they aren't giving me it.
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ISPs dun know bout mai VPNz
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