Must be nice... To have the monopoly they do so they can pick and choose what groups they bow to and which ones they do not. If this goes any further with the current groups they are fighting and Comcast is successful in squashing these types of law suits, then they should be FORCED to treat the larger media companies they are bowing to the same way.
Abuse of process If they really have no intention to eventually sue it is abuse of process. Also if they have no intention of actually suing, how it is that not extortion or blackmail? "You pay us X or Y will happen" even though there is no intention to ever make Y happen and the threat of "exposing" someone as a porn hound is really no different than blackmailing someone with illicit pictures or whatever.
Good for Comcast in any event.
They aren't doing this for you... This is about the cost of providing the info, and the negitive PR it generates, it isn't about protecting pirates.
picking and choosing of course they are going to go along with the movie and tv studios.... that's their revenue. porn e-books music? meh not so much. so they can say f-you to some and get some good pr after they already helped the studios they want/need to save face with
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said by boogi man:I bet if USCG came back and wanted 25k, 50k, 100k records for another Hollywood studio that they would get the same push back. When ISPs were first getting the bulk requests, ISPs didn't have the supporting evidence that the requestors were just using the ISPs and the court subpoenas for shaking down users with no intentions of really going after those that ignore or fight back. Now that they have some history to show that they and the courts are being used, I bet you see more articles like this.
of course they are going to go along with the movie and tv studios....
ISPs couldn't care less about your information and privacy. They are concerned about making money, reducing/eliminating expenditures that aren't going to make them money, and their image that impacts how much money it makes them.
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Re: They aren't doing this for you...
said by tshirt:In other words it could be beneficial to law abiding Comcast shareholders and subscribers. Protecting pirates has never been part of their business model.
This is about the cost of providing the info, and the negitive PR it generates, it isn't about protecting pirates.
Just brcause it was porn They are only doing this as it is content they do not compete with(porn). If it was a mainstream movie they would comply as that has the potential to harm their interests.