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What absolute nonsense. Glad my ISP isn't doing this crap...yet. That I am aware of anyway.

People need to be outraged over this and call for this to stop.
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post #62 of 142
Well, this isn't unexpected. Of course the ISPs are going to handle their 6 strikes policy incredibly stupidly.
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Since there are probably a few Charter internet users on OCN, at least be a little bit thankful to this crappy company that they haven't implemented the six strikes policy..............yet.
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

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.

Your statement and that of Vagrant Storm below are interesting.

Taken together they could be interpreted as consent through design. Programs with code that seemingly allows modification, for absolute lack of a better term with no parallel to other human activities, are "asking for it". While hard coded games are not implicitly giving their consent.

The question is who do modders appeal to?

I would think that some games, Total War, Arma 2, etc with a very active modding community, that is supported by the respective company, could possibly see the company itself receiving cease and desist for distributing mods, of its own IP, due to forums.

More than that, there is no restriction on modifying an object, say a car, and sharing the information. This, seemingly, could have big ramifications for consumer rights.
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What I want to know is...

OK...so they dropped a false positive on this guy. Are they removing the Strike? Do they still have to pay the $35 to dispute the strike? And what happens if it is disputed and the user was found innocent? Are they just going to give them another Strike for the very same action again next week? Will they be given a pardon from the system for all their actions? What happens if they win their dispute and then actually start uploading illegal content?

I am having trouble trying to envision how this system of strikes can me managed and maintained. If disputing one strike and winning gets you out of the system just take my $35 now so I don't have to worry about it.
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The only winners are the lawyers.
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

What I want to know is...

OK...so they dropped a false positive on this guy. Are they removing the Strike? Do they still have to pay the $35 to dispute the strike? And what happens if it is disputed and the user was found innocent? Are they just going to give them another Strike for the very same action again next week? Will they be given a pardon from the system for all their actions? What happens if they win their dispute and then actually start uploading illegal content?

I am having trouble trying to envision how this system of strikes can me managed and maintained. If disputing one strike and winning gets you out of the system just take my $35 now so I don't have to worry about it.

So essentially, there's a government that's hard-pressed to make money and ISP's that're charging the consumer / customer to remove the ISP's mistakes? Sometimes I really do want to get off this planet.
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The only winners are the lawyers who don't use the internet.

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If you look around you will find that there are all sorts of reports like these. It truly seems that any large amount of uploading on a residential line will trigger this, even those that rent out static IPs. This was happening on day 1. As for who the "strike" is made on behalf of, from the chats I've been privy to it would seem that one is picked at random. The actual content of the uploading is not looked at. just the amount of raw data coming off your modem. So no encryption, or VPN, or proxy or whatever is going to protect you. I have three colleges that work primarily from home that have gotten warnings, and all they claim to be doing is uploading large data files over VPN to a server at the office. I am pretty quick to believe those guys, but I cannot in 100% faith make any claims that the people were not actually doing something "bad".

and on an odd note...I've been reading claims that running FTP servers have not been triggering anything. Regardless of how much or what kind of data was uploaded from it. It is like FTP is not part of the automated system.

Well that sucks. Hopefully that never happens to me. My ISP is local so no worries as of yet but the basic internet does have a 200 GB per month limit now.
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argg i cant view the source at work.

im on Optimum online, do I need to be careful about anything ? this happens when Uploading files?

Optimum online is part of Cablevision, so we are under the watchful eye. I have downloaded WoW, LoL, SC2, HoTS, Elsword, Path of Exile and a couple other games that use a P2P client in the past 3 weeks. If I get a notice in the next month, I will know it's a BS warning. biggrin.gif
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