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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Don't really care what happens to pirates. They steal other people stuff. They have no right to whine when someone cuts off their ability to steal.
I agree, so many that does this seem to think they're entitled to take what they didn't pay for free.

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The world is not black or white. Piracy is not 100% evil. Some people don't like paying for overpriced CRAP. Let's be serious here. Aren't we constantly fed overpriced garbage? You know how much a CD costs these days? A movie?
Personally, I look down on people stealing books and games. I always try and give back with any extra change I might have in my pocket. I don't have much, but I try to give back whenever I can.

Then those people don't deserve to use it if they think it overprice and plus they can do without the said item. But just because those people feel it over price, do not mean they have right to take something which they did not buy and use it. Then moan when something gets in their way trying to stop them from using it.

Like if there's a game I wanted to play and can't afford it, instead of taking which doesn't belong to me. I wait til a game is on a sell and then buy it. Or I do without that said game til I get around to getting enough money.
Edited by admflameberg - 11/17/12 at 12:10am
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That is a bit of a slippery slope fallacy. I still object to them being able to track me on the internet; I don't want the things I say/do/look at to come back to haunt me.

It's not a slippery slope at all, what he says is very logical statement. If you allow your rights to erode, you will eventually none at all.

A proper example of a slippery slope argument would be that if you smoke pot one time you'll end up getting poor grades, doing bad in school, dropping out, doing harder drugs, then ending up in the street.

His argument isn't the same thing because our rights and freedoms have actually eroded over the past 20-30+ years to where it is today because we've let it happen.

Protect your rights and don't give an inch. Give an inch and they'll take a mile.
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What do you guys use to prevent this detection? Hotspotshield?
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Here we go.. better start encrypting everything if you're in the US.
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Encrypting isn't going to prevent them figuring out if you're pirating.
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This is scary. As many have said this is not right and an invasion of privacy. We have protections in place for searching our homes. Internet is too new and sadly, as history has shown us and now, corporations can get what they want even though it goes against what Americans believe in.

Some people say you can encrypt or set up a vpn. Others say that will bring more attention to you or it won't work.. Anyone want to set up a thread or help me to where we can go for information on how to protect our privacy and also for where people can report what their isp's are doing? An ongoing type of thread. I would love that.

I get why they are doing this just don't like how they are going about it. I don't know what else they can do but I have not tried to think of anything else. I just know me and millions of others don't want to be legally spied on.
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Okay so its just a reminder of the 6 strike policy.
Not the best report ever. :/
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This is scary. As many have said this is not right and an invasion of privacy. We have protections in place for searching our homes. Internet is too new and sadly, as history has shown us and now, corporations can get what they want even though it goes against what Americans believe in.

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I get why they are doing this just don't like how they are going about it. I don't know what else they can do but I have not tried to think of anything else. I just know me and millions of others don't want to be legally spied on.

I actually wouldn't mind this either. A collection of info pertaining to protecting your privacy would be beneficial to a lot of people.
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What do you guys use to prevent this detection? Hotspotshield?

HSS blocks torrenting. Go try it, you won't get more than 1 or 2KB/s, they're not stupid.

Also I had to use HSS just to unblock the article.
    
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What do you guys use to prevent this detection? Hotspotshield?

My neighbor's unlocked wireless connection thumb.gif

I'm kidding
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