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Everyone is a suspected pirate. Everyone has more than likely obtained an illegal mp3 or movie in some way. It is not hard to do. It is just like ripping a CD way back when and sharing it with friends.

This is so true it's not even funny. And to think Microsoft, and Apple both supplied a way for you to stick your CD into your drive, rip the songs, and be free to do with them and the original disc as you want. And I've got nearly 7k songs just from ripping my families CD's to my computer. Most of which all those CD's have either been broken, sold, or given away now. So what does that make my songs? legal? illegal? I technically don't own the discs anymore, and someone else has probably taken the discs and ripped them and given the discs around even more.

And I can't even count how many time's someones copied all of the songs off of my iPod.

We're all pirates sad-smiley-002.gif
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We're all pirates sad-smiley-002.gif

Here here. Linus will protect us.
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I was "suspected" to of pirated a game back when I was on Cox. Got a call, told them I hadn't downloaded any game and they continued to say I had to delete it from my hard drive (yada yada). I continued to tell them that they can personally send whoever they want to come pick up my legit copy of the game, disc/booklet and everything themselves. I didn't pirate anything, and wasn't going to pay for something I 1.) already had 2.) didn't pirate.
Went to court with both the game company (for basically telling them to F* off) and then later Cox. Walked out having lawyer fee's paid along with not having to pay for the game. Then had my Cox internet disconnected/terminated for free and didn't have to pay the rest of my Cox bill. They had not one drop of evidence to support this claim, neither the game company nor Cox.
All because I was "suspected". Been with Verizon FiOS ever since and not had one issue. Doing the same thing I've been doing since day one of Cox. And then some. And if Verizon ever wants to try to pull the stunt then so be it, I'll drop them and move to someone else. They better be 100% sure that the people they "suspect" are not legitimate users such as myself.
Not really related to this, but is somewhat along the same general lines. Although I've heard a ton of other horror stories not too different from other Cox users. I'm sure if I look I can find the forum/post where I posted the rant and all the information/court docs, but yeah, Cox seem's to be pretty bad like that, at least over here on the east coast.
TL:DR; Moral of the story, they can suspect you of anything and do whatever they want.

i know how you feel. i went though the exact same thing with comcast and a third party. it went to court and i won my case and got a little money out of it. i switched over to verizon fios once i bought my house and have never been happier. yea, my cable and internet bill is expensive as hell, but its worth every penny. thumb.gif
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