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What VPN does everyone use? Do you recommend a paid or free vpn? And BTW vpns have legitimate usage too, not just for p2p, like wifi hotspots for instance.
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Just like before, the average downloader is not going to hear from any authority. The people that will are the guys that hinder isp servers from traffic/bandwidth usage, or others that raise the concern of redistributing for profit. I download some, buy music that I like to support the rtists, buy blu-rays if I know I'll like the movie otherwise I download it for a "test" view. Not worried in the slightest nor do I lose sleep at night for doing it. No Corporation could ever tell me they're going broke because their CD/DVD sales are down. Block busters make all their money in the theatres, not the shelves.
Not true really. A person I know was downloading "something" that may or may not have been "illegal" to do, and..welp..Comcast shut off his internet for almost a solid day, no warning no nothing. And that was the first time hes ever been "caught".
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Not true really. A person I know was downloading "something" that may or may not have been "illegal" to do, and..welp..Comcast shut off his internet for almost a solid day, no warning no nothing. And that was the first time hes ever been "caught".

lol. silly stuff right here. The fact that your implying he was doing nothing wrong is enough to safely say he was: Doing something illegal and was unable to cover his tracks.

They won't penalize your for using their bandwidth legally.....

Not to mention their data caps, and plan allowance's. Comcast shouldn't be used by anyone.


http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Bad_ISPs
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lol. silly stuff right here. The fact that your implying he was doing nothing wrong is enough to safely say he was: Doing something illegal and was unable to cover his tracks.

They won't penalize your for using their bandwidth legally.....
Now, good sir, Where actually did I say that I believed he was doing nothing wrong? Oh wait, I didnt. Congratulations!!

I was beating around the bush to not say the term, but hoping you guys would understand what I meant. Clearly you need more help than others.
He was torrenting and got caught and his ISP shut him off no warning whereas most have stated they have a warning / 6 strike policy before they act. Now, I said that in response to the other quote, as the other quote basically stated that the average torrenter wouldnt be contacted or affected by the ISP.
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Now, good sir, Where actually did I say that I believed he was doing nothing wrong? Oh wait, I didnt. Congratulations!!

I was beating around the bush to not say the term, but hoping you guys would understand what I meant. Clearly you need more help than others.
He was torrenting and got caught and his ISP shut him off no warning whereas most have stated they have a warning / 6 strike policy before they act. Now, I said that in response to the other quote, as the other quote basically stated that the average torrenter wouldnt be contacted or affected by the ISP.

No need to beat around the bush, You can admit he was DL'ing something he didn't own and gotn owned by his ISP for it.

Second, check out the bad ISP link I gave you. All the info you need to show why he got nailed and punished with no warning, Good Sir.
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No need to beat around the bush, You can admit he was DL'ing something he didn't own and gotn owned by his ISP for it.

Second, check out the bad ISP link I gave you. All the info you need to show why he got nailed and punished with no warning, Good Sir.
Didn't see the link until now. Well pretty much where he lives it's comcast, which he has never encountered anything regarding data limits/caps before (those are only being tested in specific cities IIRC, or just an area above us ),OR live with satellite internet. The choice is obvious. I am even worse off than him, with only Verizon DSL whereas he has a decent ~22mbps down package, I have 2.8mbps.
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Agreed! Tor+VPN ftw smile.gif
How the hell are you using both of those and still maintaining a great internet speed? That combination would be hell for me
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Didn't see the link until now. Well pretty much where he lives it's comcast, which he has never encountered anything regarding data limits/caps before (those are only being tested in specific cities IIRC, or just an area above us ),OR live with satellite internet. The choice is obvious. I am even worse off than him, with only Verizon DSL whereas he has a decent ~22mbps down package, I have 2.8mbps.


Your plight [no good ISP choice or speeds offered] is a pretty big issue in America (along with many other issue's.). The state of our infrastructural is pathetic. America has some of the slowest and most expensive internet around the civilized world.


Another way to see this 6 strike's thing is: ISP's do have limited bandwidth based on the state of their current infrastructural. Those of us who download HD quality movies and music put a massive strain on their system's, A single Seedbox can choke and entire node out. The more people are downloading and uploading(seeding) the faster they will be forced to offer higher bandwidth caps, to keep peek hours of usage from getting of hand.

So in theory it would be cheaper for them (ISP's) to fight illegal downloading/seeding than it would to keep upgrading their infrastructural to allow the high demand.

I would love to know how much overall bandwidth the US ISP's are "selling" vs how much is being used, Then, if possible estimate how much of that used bandwidth is being used by illegal downloading.
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Piracy is not stealing. You steal nothing the company. The company loses nothing. The people getting paid flat wages, regardless of whether the stock is low or high for a company, loses nothing.

Many companies have lost profits and have shut the doors. These people lost there jobs. I worked for one of these companies. Many of my old co-workers lost there homes because they have not found a replacement job that pays as well as our old job did. Your comment is very wrong.
     
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Many companies have lost profits and have shut the doors. These people lost there jobs. I worked for one of these companies. Many of my old co-workers lost there homes because they have not found a replacement job that pays as well as our old job did. Your comment is very wrong.

Did they close because of piracy, or because they failed to manage money and assets correctly and gambled it away because of poor decisions?
 
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