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ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to AnonMan

Re: BS BS BS

Of course it's BS. In the carriers' view, they want to extract money from every single person or company they can.

Hell, if they could figure out how, they'd charge your friend extra when you allowed him to watch a Youtube video with you on your phone. They'd spout some BS line along the lines of, "The data you buy is for your personal consumption only. If someone else benefits from it, they must pay for that."

Kearnstd
Space Elf
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
I have actually made a theory that when cable boxes get cameras, The MPAA will force this on VOD providers... Make people register how big the family is and if it senses greater than that number is pops up a screen requesting more money.

foil hat theory I know, But also not something I would put passed the content industry.
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ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
I seem to remember reading about a company (Microsoft, I think) patenting a technology to do exactly that.


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:42
Verizon and Microsoft both did. IIRC Verizon's patent was rejected for some reason.