Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
We shut them off....
3) You two act like it is your legal RIGHT to use an ISP. Nope! It is a privilege and you are subject to our usage rules.
Gonna take (small) issue with this sentiment. Using an ISP is a privilege until you start paying for such usage - at that point it is a contractual right. If someone is speeding in a car and causes an accident, it's not the place of the city council to decide whether that person can use the road; the law and the judiciary make that decision.
Question: if you cut off a customer who is under a contact, do you bill them for the remainder of the contract even though the termination was on your part, not theirs?
Personally, I think the best way is to simply let the law handle it. If the person ends up in prison, they won't be using the Internet anyway (at least not from home).
Originally Posted by rusky1
And like always, this law will only hurt the everyday user, not the guys that do the REAL pirating. Knowledge prevails in everything and right now, even the lightly educated, person will be able to get around this.
Good job RIAA, another useless law that creates more work for ISP's and allows them to tighten down our internet usage even more, even if it's 100% legal.
This, since the every day user is far less knowledgeable and will do much less to cover their tracks. Also, the copyright issue is simply being used an introducer - this law will be expanded, you watch.
Originally Posted by spice003
i wonder how much obama got paid for this.
Plenty. Election campaigns cost millions, and he certainly didn't pay for his own. So the President is (quite literally) bought and paid for.