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this isnt good for anyone..

 

Nope.

 

The fact that they can get away with it is what's even more bad about it. That the user is charged for an appeal. I seriously hope the user is reimbursed on a successful appeal. I'd certainly consider some form of action if I was falsely accused. They're not the law after all.

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I've thought of an analogy. This is like getting an overdraft fee from your bank because they did their math wrong.
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Nope.

The fact that they can get away with it is what's even more bad about it. That the user is charged for an appeal. I seriously hope the user is reimbursed on a successful appeal. I'd certainly consider some form of action if I was falsely accused. They're not the law after all.

too many companies seem to be suffering from this sort of God Complex lately, Our Service, Our Way or no Internet Highway for you...

Like EA, Banning people for sneezing, this is a bad direction.. Hopefully this doesnt last. Im sure it will eventually make its way to a real court.
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I was wondering what their vetting process is for their six strikes policy... Apparently some of the consortium of ISP's use a company called Mediasentry to sniff out offenders. rolleyes.gif

I'm sure one way to do this would be to have them TAP the ISP's large pipe and run some massive capture algorithms looking at high percentage Network flows as well as flagging unencrypted clear text data as well as certain file types. Lot's of trial and error to not have a boatload of false positives reported to their bosses who are paying them for results.

Basically everyone who even remotely fits "the pattern" gets a Dossier at this company...Oh boy the clock has been turned back and Big Brother is watching, it's just not who you expected it to be. /tinfoil redface.gif
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The vetting process? That's what this whole thing is. They're vetting consumers who do too much filesharing.
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LOLOL I think I'm going to stick my tail between my legs and walk away retracting what I said. I just got an e-mail that my Comcast connection was upgraded from 25mbps to 50mbps (free rollout upgrade). Yyyyea I think I'm going to stick with Comcast until Google Fiber gets down here.

i saw you were in Miami Lakes, i live in Miami and have the 50Mb/s connection from comcast and i didnt get the letter but i did test



ty for the info since i never got a letter and i hope they dont give me the extra speed to turn around and give me a strike haha
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Speed test is not exaclty best way to measure you speed. Try downloading from Itunes/Nvidia/other good servers and multiply that number by and see your "real" speed wink.gif
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Quick question.

What is the legal basis for modifying a program? Is this covered as parody? Is there a precedence at all?
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Quick question.

What is the legal basis for modifying a program? Is this covered as parody? Is there a precedence at all?

Well in this case (and others) the game producers allow and encourage the use of their software for the purpose of expanding their games through user-generated content. They let gamers "make their own levels," so to speak.
Edited by un-midas touch - 3/22/13 at 8:36am
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Quick question.

What is the legal basis for modifying a program? Is this covered as parody? Is there a precedence at all?

Modding? I've never really thought about it. Why wouldn't the copyright hounds be barking up that tree as well?

I think it probably is part of the software license you get. I get use the software in anyway I want as long as it stays with in range of its intended purpose and I can make additions to it as long as I don't change the core code...which you can't since it's been compiled. Which is why there are games that don't have any mods...like Metro:2033. That game should have had some awesome mods, but they hard coded EVERYTHING. There is very little you can actually modify.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/22/13 at 8:49am
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