Kansas City, MO
reply to Rexter
Re: VPN providers being sued? Probably to protect from fraudsters.. aka.. people who want to commit fraud sign up already hiding
If it bothers you so much.. go signup from a mcdonalds or wireless café..
I just though it was a bit interesting. Like I said, they'll have my real IP every time I connect. Anyone know how well such a service works?. Why don't the AA's(asses) go after the VPN providers, especially ones like IBVPN who advertise Bittorrent friendly?
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said by Rexter:I'm not totally sure, and for all we know, some VPNs are being sued right now....but my best guess is because any VPN has significant applications for non-infringing use (anonymity, bypassing ISP/national censors, accessing data normally only available to users in a certain country (hulu), etc.). I believe this is the logic that saved the Betamax format in the 1980s.
Why don't the AA's(asses) go after the VPN providers, especially ones like IBVPN who advertise Bittorrent friendly?
Even if someone signs up for a VPN that bills itself as "torrent-friendly", it's hard to prove in court that the entire userbase is using it for illegal filesharing.
And, there is lower-lying fruit out there at the moment (warez bulletin boards, cyberlockers, etc.)
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