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ptrowski
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join:2005-03-14
Putnam, CT
kudos:4

Sigh....

Surprise surprise....
Anyone who thought they actually wanted this to work in the interest of the consumer was sorely mistaken.



jt45

@comcast.net

this does work in your favorite. by stopping illegal downloads your speed on the internet service will increase. you dont like it because you download illegal content. how about you pay for the product and service you want. stop downloading illegal content



ptrowski
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join:2005-03-14
Putnam, CT
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It works in my favorite? Never heard that phrase before.

I don't download illegal content. It affects Vuze, a perectly legal use of P2P. There are also plenty of perfectly legit uses for P2P.

But I guess you just forgot about those.



swhx7
Premium
join:2006-07-23
Elbonia
reply to ptrowski

The big ISPs are trying to set up a situation where they offer a sterilized, commercialized p2p service, and ban all other p2p. The trick is implying that all other p2p (other than their approved service) would exist only for copyright infringement. This would make the customers of each ISP a captive market with the ISP having a monopoly on its subscribers' p2p needs; and it would contrive a phony excuse for traffic discrimination (opposite of network neutrality).

Of course the proposition that all p2p other than the ISP-approved services is illegal, is a big, deliberate lie. In reality, internet subscribers may prefer to use something other than the ISP-managed p2p for many good reasons:


  • The people at the other end of the connection choose to share on something other than the ISP's service.

  • Preferring not to pay an extra fee to the ISP.

  • Well-justified distrust of closed-source applications.

  • Avoiding monitoring and filtering.


Stopping copyright infringement is only the excuse the ISPs give in public for monitoring and filtering. But if they get the power, they'll use it for political censorship, political spying, price-gouging, unwanted marketing, "fishing" for blackmail material on behalf of government, and other abuses.


OdinFaktor

join:2001-02-12
USA

Excellent post. Good to see some people aren't so easily hoodwink-able!

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