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Providers in the US have been doing this for years; both comcast and Time Warner cable have been sending out copyright notice postcards to those in the mail who abuse torrenting copyrighted stuff.

This is really nothing new, it has been in effect for years. People are going to get upset with their entitlement to download copyrighted material rolleyes.gif /yawn

I think the main issue here the accuracy of how they track your downloads. I, for example, got my internet throttled a few weeks ago just because I was flagged for using P2P. All I ran was Crashplan (online backup software) and that was enough to flag me. Yes, they need to crack down on pirates who feel entitled to download everything for free, but at the same time, No I don't want my ISP to decide to slow my internet down, or send me a notice for DL'ing something I didn't download, just because they suspect my I did it.
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Why does it matter? Every time you buy something, you are helping the executives of that company get rich, but what's wrong with that? If those people weren't there, the people below them wouldn't have jobs. All of your clothes, your computer parts, etc were bought with money that just made someone richer, but why is that a problem? That's essentially how capitalism works, services are paid for with money, and you make money based on how much demand there is for what you supply or how much you're making for someone else.


honestly if you want my opinion "artists" and high level "executives" don't do diddly do earn the massive fortunes they have. Are they saving lives? helping solve world hunger? do they really need a privet jet, 10 lambo's 5 mansions and all that other crap?

I do not agree with the massive profit margin the entertainment industry make's. I know its "how the world works" but I don't agree with it. I think nurse's should be making bank. Not some dweeb with sagging pants who can rhyme.

Thus, I don't support the entertainment industry. There are other industries I have a similar gripe about, and I don't support them either thumb.gif

If your providing me with a fair service I have absolutly no problem with you gaining a fair living off of it. Remeber its my opinion...
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Look at all these users who think they are entitled to everything ha.
 
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I think the main issue here the accuracy of how they track your downloads. I, for example, got my internet throttled a few weeks ago just because I was flagged for using P2P. All I ran was Crashplan (online backup software) and that was enough to flag me. Yes, they need to crack down on pirates who feel entitled to download everything for free, but at the same time, No I don't want my ISP to decide to slow my internet down, or send me a notice for DL'ing something I didn't download, just because they suspect my I did it.

From what I've gathered from some other sources around the Internet is that it is the upload that triggers it. Even the heaviest Internet usage will generate very little uploads if you are not a server. So if they see a residential line doing large amounts of uploads they might flag it as P2P usage. I've came across people running home servers that have had this issue...even people that are paying extra to have the static IP and should be expected to be running something that will be uploading some data.

So I could go download as much as I want...but I can't upload. Make sense really since my guess is that not many pirates are hosting data or running seed boxes on business accounts for people to download from. If you have a residential account you might even have something in the ToS for the ISP that says you are not to run a server. Unfortunately, online backups and working from home VPNs will probably cause the system to flag you as doing P2P.

Though what I would like to know is once you get falsely flagged and get it straightened out...does that put you on the nice list and you can do whatever you want? If not you are just going to get flagged again.
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Look at all these users who think they are entitled to everything ha.

How is not paying for something that isn't worth it feeling entitled?

I won't spend money on Chevy/GMC or affiliated auto manufacture's. Apple, AT&T... the list goes on of things I will not spend my hard earned money on. I know it won't hurt their bottom line any but it makes me feel better to not support them.
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How is not paying for something that isn't worth it feeling entitled?

I won't spend money on Chevy/GMC or affiliated auto manufacture's. Apple, AT&T... the list goes on of things I will not spend my hard earned money on. I know it won't hurt their bottom line any but it makes me feel better to not support them.

heh...but just because you don't think a Chevy is worth the sticker price doesn't lead you to going out and stealing them. (or at least I hope so)
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heh...but just because you don't think a Chevy is worth the sticker price doesn't lead you to going out and stealing them. (or at least I hope so)

lulz, why would I steal something with no value rolleyes.gif lulz.

No, I have a hard enough time sitting in my friends chevy's... let alone driving them.
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lulz, why would I steal something with no value rolleyes.gif lulz.

No, I have a hard enough time sitting in my friends chevy's... let alone driving them.

Heh, I am just saying that some one who feels their piracy is justified in some way because they don't think the media is worth the money would probably not steal a car they didn't think was worth the money.

Though if they could anonymously download a Chevy...who knows.
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Heh, I am just saying that some one who feels their piracy is justified in some way because they don't think the media is worth the money would probably not steal a car they didn't think was worth the money.

Though if they could anonymously download a Chevy...who knows.

3d printer + redneck = "Look wut I printed!!"

Haha, I'm done now.
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3d printer + redneck = "Look wut I printed!!"

Haha, I'm done now.

I'd say congrats Redneck, you just spent $50,000 in 3D printing material to print a $20,000 car. Though there are all sorts of 3D printing debates...but this thread is long enough as it is. We don't want to get into that.
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