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Make using computers illegal, that'll cut down on piracy alright.
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Piracy has become the catch all excuse for all kinds of craziness, goverened by some unnamed law akin to Godwin's Law (where all arguments lead to Hitler). Maybe it is Kidd's Law, where all discussions about technology and bandwidth lead to the vague notion of piracy.

Even if the Internet is severely capped, it won't stop piracy. In the old days, long before Al Gore invented the Internet, there was lots of piracy. It's not like throttling the Internet will make a dent, people will just revert to trading software on CDs, DVDs, keychains or whatever.

I think Congress should levy a $100,000 fine against any carpetbagging corporate that shows up with some outrageous and anti-competitive scheme that serves only to rip off customers by having "piracy" as their argument. And that is $100,000 every time they say "piracy", and they can toss the same fine in everytime they cry about "hackers" and any other vapourous excuse they cook up.
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Originally Posted by assaulth3ro911;12746464 
This is very true, as much as I hate all of the bullsh-- that has been going on these days, almost NO ONE, will go over a 150gb cap (repeat almost, so no failed flamers) without pirating, unless you have Direct 2 Drive or something of that sort (very few), and you must be rich to be buying all those games to use that space up, then.... you would have unlimited bandwidth, living on a private island with super models serving you. All in all... which person has a rant against this article now after reading this?

/rant against all ranters who don't think about how these things affect them.

So lets say I own a small business such as a coffee shop. Many customers come in and stream hulu and netflix. These people bring my coffee shop over the 150 gb limit and then some. I can't pay overages as I can't afford to. If I do not provide free internet customers will flock from my local coffee shop to a massive chain like Starbucks that could afford free internet. What are you suggesting I should do. Just live with it? I can guarantee that this data capt will hardly affect "no one." Yes it wont effect many but the ones that are effected many times wont be the guy who torrents 24/7 but rather the average American.
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post #34 of 168
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Originally Posted by mechtech;12745949 
HD netflix streaming.

The truth is though, I probably watch an hour of HD video through the internet a day, as well as do my fair share of... downloading linux ISOs on utorrent, and I don't pass 250gigs per month. I feel that an ISP has the right to cap data use just like they do connection speed. Packet shaping and tiered traffic are the real concerns. Data caps are just another way to come up with pricing structures, subscriptions, and bundles, that's just the marketing department doing their job unfortunately.

No they don't have the right to implement caps and then charge obscene overage charges for what might as well be air. But they will if we let them do it to us.
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post #35 of 168
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Originally Posted by EvanPitts;12747139 
In the old days, long before Al Gore invented the Internet, there was lots of piracy.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI[/ame]

Tee hee.
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My town is ruled by a single cable company that provides crappy internet. 40$ buys you 5mbs download and .25 mbs upload. I have seen the house of the owner of this company, it's huge, the front bay window is the size of an entire wall. Greedy jerks, cause there is lack of compitition, these kinds of people would support this.
post #37 of 168
Internet caps just puts us backwards. We live in an age where the internet and the web are a huge part of our daily lives, adding a caps will prevent people from sending data back and forth.

To the ISPs, get fiber or ****...stop being lazy.
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http://www.rogers.com/web/link/hispeedBrowseFlowDefaultPlans

welcome to the club smile.gif

60GB for 47$ a month. < what i have

or if your rich, 175GB for 100$ a month.

and your thinking why i'm against steam when i can get a disc copy
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post #39 of 168
This isn't about capping internet usage.
It is only about the pricing of service.

I get that some people may use a lot of bandwidth for netflix, steam, games, whatever, but does it really make sense that they would pay the same as a person who uses 1G bandwidth a month?
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post #40 of 168
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Originally Posted by Zen00;12745725 
Congress told that Internet data caps can discourage piracy



And I hear that castration is a good way to stop unwanted pregnancy, but who wants that either?

I wonder if this Castro fellow has any relatives living down in Cuba...
So called it. Torrent hosts leave their PC's on all the time, constantly uploading. 90Kbps up... let's see...

90*60*60*24*30= 233,280,000KB UL per month?
And a 150GB DL cap? Yep. They are killing piracy.
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