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Yes, but as i just posted above, I probably use more bandwidth a day than your average pirate from legitimate sites/programs. So what, they are going to ban me from Steam/Netflix/Pandora?

I know what you mean, with 5 people using the net in my house I have to keep an eye on the bandwidth used weekly. Comcast already puts pressure on their customers with a 250GB monthly cap and my household comes close to that each monthly under normal legitimate usage and this new thing is just adding insult to injury, sadly there is not other option other than AT&T for me.
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I know what you mean, with 5 people using the net in my house I have to keep an eye on the bandwidth used weekly. Comcast already puts pressure on their customers with a 250GB monthly cap and my household comes close to that each monthly under normal legitimate usage and this new thing is just adding insult to injury, sadly there is not other option other than AT&T for me.

Also stuck with Comcast, and they already throttling me even though I get only half way to that cap from all the downloads from Steam and watching Youtube, plus with the occasional hosting of a server. What the real kicker is I bought music off of Bandcamp, and downloaded the FLAC versions. Later on Comcast sent me voice message saying I was illegally downloading............really I need to see if I can find a better internet provider.

I have talked to some people about downloading music and movies, and most everyone I know considers it as sharing, not as pirating.
Dang, back when I was in my teens everybody shared CDs and ripped them, then came USBs and that made it even easier.
Now there so many ways to get music, movies, etc., I don't really see how they can stop it. Sshhhhh, I seen people share music across Skype.
     
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Somebody must have put some pressure on these ISP companies. They wouldn't do it by themselves. It costs the ISPs man hours to monitor internet traffic. Maybe the people putting pressure on these ISPs are giving them money to do this.
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You know, this wouldn't be such a bad thing if the legal way didn't suck so bad...

I'm tired of watching a $22 LEGAL BluRay and being forced to watch ads on a disc I payed for.
I'm tired of companies taking music videos/performances off YouTube but refusing to sell them via iTunes or whatever.
I'm tired of companies having the masters to a video but deciding to sell the same crappy 480x360 version that's already on YouTube.
I'm tired of companies decided what WE would be wiling to pay for. Stop copyright squatting!!! (The movie "A Bronx Tale" comes to mind...)
I'm tired of crappy DRM that infringes on my piracy or breaks the game half the time while pirates play the cracked version without issue.

In short, I'm tired of being taken for granted. There is no way in hell a paying customer should have more issues than a pirate. What's the benefit of paying then?
    
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Bluetack, PeerGuardian ftw. Nuff said.
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You know, this wouldn't be such a bad thing if the legal way didn't suck so bad...
I'm tired of watching a $22 LEGAL BluRay and being forced to watch ads on a disc I payed for.
I'm tired of companies taking music videos/performances off YouTube but refusing to sell them via iTunes or whatever.
I'm tired of companies having the masters to a video but deciding to sell the same crappy 480x360 version that's already on YouTube.
I'm tired of companies decided what WE would be wiling to pay for. Stop copyright squatting!!! (The movie "A Bronx Tale" comes to mind...)
I'm tired of crappy DRM that infringes on my piracy or breaks the game half the time while pirates play the cracked version without issue.
In short, I'm tired of being taken for granted. There is no way in hell a paying customer should have more issues than a pirate. What's the benefit of paying then?

This.
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Bluetack, PeerGuardian ftw. Nuff said.

PeerGuardian doesn't really exist anymore it pretty much got dropped. You would want PeerBlock, it's exactly the same thing but I think it was taken under new management and constantly gets updated. I don't like the way things are going for the internet now.
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PeerGuardian doesn't really exist anymore it pretty much got dropped. You would want PeerBlock, it's exactly the same thing but I think it was taken under new management and constantly gets updated. I don't like the way things are going for the internet now.

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