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Uploaded about 800Mb of e-books to Mega the other day. That's probably not enough to trigger though.

Mediafire definitely falls under the "watched" category though. this could be a factor in this case.

I say everyone should cancel their accounts with these ISPs at the same time. I think I would have no problem going without internet for at least a month. ( I say that now smile.gif ) I know there would be early cancelation fees and such...but it is probably cheaper to dispute that than this stupid six strikes balogna
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I say everyone should cancel their accounts with these ISPs at the same time. I think I would have no problem going without internet for at least a month. ( I say that now smile.gif ) I know there would be early cancelation fees and such...but it is probably cheaper to dispute that than this stupid six strikes balogna

Well...I don't know about that, but any one who has ISP choices in their area should definitely switch to an ISP that isn't currently participating and be sure the old and new ISP knows why. I would if I could...and my current ISP isn't participating yet anyway. However, if non-participating ISPs see that ISPs with the six strike rule don't loose much business they are going to start doing it too just to get the publishers' lawyers off their backs. However, if they see an increase in business due to not participating they will think it is worth it to put up with the lawyers that have setup offices in their reception lobbies.
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Only in 'Merica, truly sad, theses old men and women in congress need to keel over and die already, been running this country into the ground far to long.
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Only in 'Merica, truly sad, theses old men and women in congress need to keel over and die already, been running this country into the ground far to long.

Can't really blame them. Money elected them. It will elect their successors. We're gonna have to do something about that first.
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What!? That is so stupid. How can they count that as a strike when the developers of the game ALLOW THE MODS.

Its exactly like when youtube takes down your BadCO2 gameplay video because it has content from FOX somehow... (not sure how).

It's an automated system, its going to unbelievably broken. I'm just surprised anyone was dumb enough to allow this to go forward. Let's say you're making your OWN game (i.e. you are an indie dev), and use some file-sharing site to hand out stuff to other people. At one point, I was doing exactly this, and it meant uploading roughly 10gb a day. My bet is that the ISP would have flipped out and banned me.

Oh well, dumb system is dumb.
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This is insanity, only Google can save us now.
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so since a mod for a game is illegal does that mean the nexus sites are illegal? lol @ DMCA
 
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Good. I wish more people would think like that.

Where I live, you get comcast, verizon or dial up. If you live across the street, you only get comcast and dial up, and one more street over and you only get dial up.

I'm actually considered lucky to have two broadband choices, and even I couldn't really afford to "take my business elsewhere" since the only alternative I have is comcast, who's network is so overtaxed between 4pm and 11pm that you literally cannot connect to google without timing out.

Luckily, I've received no strikes yet, but this is policy that needs to be fought. Running away from it isn't a viable option for the majority of users. Furthermore, zoning laws need to seriously be revised when it comes to ISPs.
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Is FIOS part of this?
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so since a mod for a game is illegal does that mean the nexus sites are illegal? lol @ DMCA

Better yet:

1-So what does this mean for the game publishers whose product sells in part on the modding community that exists around it? Doesn't it damage their consumer base?

2-Shouldn't NCSoft as the maker of the game have a serious issue with NBC/Universal's claim to own the rights?
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