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The title of the article is incredibly misleading. From the source they are referencing, Techdirt says that the same company who reviews the 6 strikes policy filled a DMCA notice for mediafire for hosting mod files. The only relation to six strikes would be that the company who filled the DMCA notice also has a large role in six strikes.

Of course the files should not have been flagged in the first place, but this has nothing to do with six strikes.

I'm gonna quote this again, just as something of a rebuttal:
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Of course, we've seen plenty of bogus DMCA takedowns. It happens all the time. But this one is doubly important, because it's from DtecNet, a division of MarkMonitor. MarkMonitor/Dtecnet also just happen to be the company providing the key monitoring for the new "six strikes" Copyright Alert System (CAS). The Center for Copyright Information has a web page on its site about an "independent expert assessment" of MarkMonitor's antipiracy methodologies. Except... that page is completely blank.
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The title of the article is incredibly misleading. From the source they are referencing, Techdirt says that the same company who reviews the 6 strikes policy filled a DMCA notice for mediafire for hosting mod files. The only relation to six strikes would be that the company who filled the DMCA notice also has a large role in six strikes.

Of course the files should not have been flagged in the first place, but this has nothing to do with six strikes.

Well, this did happen:
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I was hit with one and shut down by my ISP pending a phone call last month over a sims 3 mod mad.gif
More fitting than the content of the article, actually. tongue.gif
post #113 of 142
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To someone who said they are looking at the amount uploaded on a residential line...

Well, that may be so. But if that is the case for Comcast, then why does my account show that "Enforcement of the 250GB data consumption threshold is currently suspended."

Wait, reading that back to myself I think I just answered my own question.......... hmmmmm. That is indeed interesting. thinking.gif

It has been set to that status for at least 4 months now, I think. Perhaps a bit longer. Not completely certain but that sounds about right if I remember correctly.


The cap suspension has been going on for a good while now, at least 6+ months now and I hope it stays that way.
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You do realize in many markets, there is no alternative to one ISP, right?

Exclusivity contracts. Google them.

Yup, sadly the only two things I can get here, is Comcast, or crappy Century Link who's "fastest" connection is half of the average one I'm getting from Comcast. So I really wish I could switch, but sadly until Verizon FIOS gets here..I'm stuck.
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Hopefully the Six Strikes policy will be repealed/banished from the face of the Earth once more of these false positives start cropping up. Until then, I'm grateful my ISP doesn't enforce this. My condolences go out to anyone that lives in an area with an internet "monopoly" in place.
   
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I've been downloading a lot of stuff lately (over 30 'illegal' downloads) and have yet to got a call or shutdown from my ISP. I'm on Comcast.
    
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I've been downloading a lot of stuff lately (over 30 'illegal' downloads) and have yet to got a call or shutdown from my ISP. I'm on Comcast.



It's honestly like by random chance(big at that) its no different then a long time ago when like when "ALL" those people were getting in trouble.. you only HEARD about it.
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So... if nothing becomes of this, does that mean I can have any site I dislike taken off the net?

Line up guys, what do you gots to offer? I could use some new computers, and TV's and such.

But seriously, how long would it take for me to end up in court or something if I did this crap?
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I do a lot of P2P networking, including filesharing (legal of course) now and then and I haven't gotten any notices yet.

I don't think anybody is 100% positive on how their detection software works I suppose. Zinfinion's theory sounds plausible though, just using checksums against large file transfers. The problem is that if the hash length is too short, and it doesn't cover the entirety of the file, there is eventually going to be a false positive. That's likely what happened here.

Granted this whole Six Strikes thing is stupid anyways. I'm willing to bet it will end up hurting more legitimate users than pirates, much like modern DRM.
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LoL, the hypocrisy of this country. Not too long ago the US was pointing the finger at countries like China and Iran for censoring and dictating the internet and here we are doing the exact same thing.
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