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Date: 06/28/12 09:15 AM

24 Responses to American ISPs Are About To Police Your Downloads

  1. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 9:11 am
    Link: American ISPs Are About To Police Your Downloads - The dream is over, I-A-B. This starts July 1st... Download what you can, now!
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 9:23 am
    ...link...?
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 9:45 am
    I think by the 2nd or 3rd someone will have a program to mask traffic from there programs. So just don`t do anything on the first day. ;-)
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Ouch. Good thing those ISPs aren`t up here!
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 9:52 am
    I just heard the AT&T CFO cheer loudly, he is about to gain customers from comcast, verizon, and time warner.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 10:48 am
    Thank God I`m with AT&T.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 10:56 am
    "I think by the 2nd or 3rd someone will have a program to mask traffic from there programs. So just don`t do anything on the first day."

    Already exists. It`s called "The Tor Project."
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Anon! the old guys are being mean to us again! beat `em up
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Way to send your business off to ISPs that aren`t run by a*sholes
  10. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    "The most effective antipiracy program ever".
    Yeah, that will be right up there with the most effective antidrug program, antiterror program or any anti(Your choice) program that has bombed miserably in recent history.
    The upshot will be that more of our rights will be legislated away for the `common good`- meaning corporate profit.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2340 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    I have no sympathy for thieves. Pay for stuff or do without. Stealing isn`t cool -- there`s no difference between a shoplifter and a `file sharer.`
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    -boredfrank-
    Downloading isn`t stealing, its like someone stealing your bike, but when you wake up your bike is still there, and now you both have a bike.

    The problem is the market value of the bike, but its not taking property
  13. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    @Rick_S: Even better, the TAILS project uses Tor routing and other features so that you can just plug your USB into a comp and surf the web completely anonymously, leaving no data or digital trace on the computer.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2340 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    sjaakwortel: Bullpoo.

    My copyrighted works are being `shared` every freaking day by low-life pirates, and that`s money out of my pocket. Don`t tell me it isn`t, either -- you`re not the one being robbed.
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    highonhuffin Male 40-49
    180 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    @BoredFrank -
    Care to share a link to your website that showcases your `copyrighted works` so we can decide if any sane person would steal them?
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    the revolution starts NOW... well maybe July 2nd..
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    the revolution starts NOW... well maybe July 2nd..
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1112 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    There are definitive lines for everything, if a guy writes and performs a song and he doesnt make a gajillion dollars of it, well good, he will make some, diversify, and if his craft is his love he can get off his ass and perform, tour, sell tickets and actually work for it. If you put a picture on display Im not paying cause I seen it. Literature on the other hand is a different story, software yeah.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    drat
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    This is less about piracy and more about privacy. I laugh at their feeble attempts to control us.
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Don`t care, don`t download owt
  22. Profile photo of MagicBob
    MagicBob Male 18-29
    4 posts
    June 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    This was published back in March... For all we know, they could`ve backed off at this point.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2414 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    tor and a good block list is all you really need.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    My money leaves the ISP who polices downloads and goes directly to the ISP who doesn`t. Then there will be several ways to hide your downloading activity from the ISP who thinks they`re the police. The power of free stuff will always ultimately prevail.

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