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So... What is this EFF company? What do they do?
     
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So... What is this EFF company? What do they do?
http://www.eff.org/
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So... What is this EFF company? What do they do?
http://www.eff.org/

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About EFF
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people's radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 61,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public.

EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight — and win — more cases
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Ah, I see. Thank you.
     
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Okay, under that same logic, I am going to expect to be able to hack my cable box and get all the free PPV I can get and all the premium channels for free, and then when Time Warner charges me for it, I'm going to sue them and say I can do what I want with the box, even though I was using services I have to pay for.
Where do you people get your analogies from? Is there some "Overclock.net Bad Anaology" book out there?

Your anaology is wrong, in that, with cable you're paying for certain programs, certain stations. With Tethering, you already PAY FOR BANDWIDTH. News flash: Phones and computers can use the same technology to access the web, and they use BANDWIDTH.

Why, when you've paid for bandwidth, should you have to pay for more, you're still using the same hardware you bought from your cell provider to use the bandwidth you've paid for using, so why? It's ridiculous.


As for the others in this thread: Geohot is a pretnetious little punk. Most hackers out there boast about their hacks and achievements, however nearly none of them (the ones who are smart, anyway) make their true identity public information. George however is like "LOOK AT ME! HERE I AM! I DID THIS! HERE I AM!" It's pretty pathetic, actually.
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Where do you people get your analogies from? Is there some "Overclock.net Bad Anaology" book out there?

Your anaology is wrong, in that, with cable you're paying for certain programs, certain stations. With Tethering, you already PAY FOR BANDWIDTH. News flash: Phones and computers can use the same technology to access the web, and they use BANDWIDTH.

Why, when you've paid for bandwidth, should you have to pay for more, you're still using the same hardware you bought from your cell provider to use the bandwidth you've paid for using, so why? It's ridiculous.


As for the others in this thread: Geohot is a pretnetious little punk. Most hackers out there boast about their hacks and achievements, however nearly none of them (the ones who are smart, anyway) make their true identity public information. George however is like "LOOK AT ME! HERE I AM! I DID THIS! HERE I AM!" It's pretty pathetic, actually.
The correct analogy that he was saying would be like your cable companies charging you after watching X amount of TV per month....
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