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You guys better read this one!

Pirate-slaying censorship bill gets unanimous support

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That article tells why this thing all started!

Looks like Congress is going to act on this half-wit's idea of how to end piracy...

I got news for you buddy, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!!!

Even if you cap internet down to 10 GB a month, it's just not gonna happen, there are many places to get free internet, like the Library, and though you may cap the internet, people will just use wifi & start war-driving like mad...

With one solution you will create data-line piracy / hijacking....

When will these people learn they can't stop the problems by writing more laws?
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How is companies like Hulu and Netflix going to deal with this? With cap, many people would have to cut back on streaming video and maybe even download illegal video so they could play em unlimited without wasting bandwidth on streaming video.

It will likely backfire somehow and MPAA would end up with eggs in their face.
    
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I'm going to love watching this whole plan blow up in their face.
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steam will die if they do this
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I just found out today that the place I'm moving to has a terrible cap. Like 30GB's. Makes me want to cry. I think, however that the fee for going over it is 10 dollars, so my thinking is just add that 10 dollars on every month and I basically have no cap. I'm not sure yet though.
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It's true though. Can't deny that. If you don't download mass amounts of movies, games, and music, where exactly does your bandwidth go?
This suddenly made me think...

Those people that only use 300Mb a month... Why give them a 250Gb cap? Why not just give their excess bandwidth to someone else who can use it?

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How is companies like Hulu and Netflix going to deal with this?
By going bankrupt.

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With cap, many people would have to cut back on streaming video and maybe even download illegal video so they could play em unlimited without wasting bandwidth on streaming video.
Makes total sense... It's what I'd do. Why waste 10Gb watching one movie 5 times? Just download it, use 2Gb, and get unlimited viewing.
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This suddenly made me think...

Those people that only use 300Mb a month... Why give them a 250Gb cap? Why not just give their excess bandwidth to someone else who can use it?
Or you could just make it all unlimited.
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Or you could just make it all unlimited.
It would, but somebody said something stupid to Congress and gave them a buttload of money... It'll be law within the next 15 minutes.
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FIOS just arrived in my neighborhood. As far as I know, they have unlimited bandwidth. My house regularly go over crapcast 250gb limit, we hover around 500-600gb these past 3 months. If Comcast shuts our connection down, hello FIOS.
    
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FIOS just arrived in my neighborhood. As far as I know, they have unlimited bandwidth. My house regularly go over crapcast 250gb limit, we hover around 500-600gb these past 3 months. If Comcast shuts our connection down, hello FIOS.
Unfortunately for the rest of us, networks are spotty, because nobody really wants to invest in the infrastructure.

Where I live, we get a choice of two ISPs. One tops out at 12mbps with a 250GB cap and the other tops out at 24mbps with the same cap, if you also pay for their crap TV service.

There are no other options.
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