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Old 07-08-08, 12:31 PM   #13
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As long i dont get cutoff from internet, because i download games from STEAM, im for it!
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Old 07-08-08, 01:04 PM   #14
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This is just more government/nanny-state.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:42 PM   #15
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Old 07-08-08, 01:44 PM   #16
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suspected pirates? so this is kind of like RIAA, no proof needed
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Old 07-08-08, 02:25 PM   #18
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As far as I'm aware it's already happening, at least in the UK. Virgin booted 800 people off their internetz last week for using the likes of BitTorrent. There's been talk of this now for months.
I think some individual IPSs may do it already, we had some nutty lawthing pass in sweden recently (spinless retards favorvoted it through).. but this is some EU wide thing.
Its not really in the best intrest of ISPs though, why would anyone pay that extra money for the fastest connection if they´re not using it to download stuff? Piracy pretty much runs that business.. aside for things like Steam, legal online movie rentals and whatnots, but I would GUESS that only accounts for a fraction of the traffic.

How do they separate legal usage from illegal?
I mean do people get booted for using Blizzards Autoupdater for WOW? just cause it uses torrent traffic..
Downloading the Age of Conan Early Access client is prolly not illegal, since you buy the account and need to acctually buy the game anyway.. Blizzard offers the WOW client as a torrent download if you own it aswell.

Most copy protection schemes to date has caused more headache for legal buyers then it ever has for the pirates.
I foresee alot of issues if they intend to monitor the entire internet like that, plus someones gotta pay for it, I doubt the music or movie industry is gonna pick up the bill..
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Old 07-09-08, 07:45 AM   #19
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I assume they are monitoring ports that are known to be used by torrent clients. Some ISP's restrict data throughput on these ports, apparently. Some companies are refusing to go with this three strikes system so there was talk of making it law.

It'll be interesting to see what they do about people like me that use Usenext or similar clients. I'm currently not breaking any laws because I don't upload anything. Therefore under current law they would have no right to cut me off. I expect that part of the law will change, too.
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Except torrents have a lot of legitimate uses. Metal Gear Online uses a torrent client for game updates, World of Warcraft uses some sort of P2P sharing... Most torrent clients let you set any port you want, and you can encrypt all the data so ISPs can't tell what's exactly going through those ports.

If they start banning people for using that protocol, there's not going to be many people left on the net.
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It's stuff like this that makes me laugh derisively when people talk about how great Europe is.
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