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NormanS
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Re: Comcast Punishes BitTorrent Pirates With Browser Hijack

said by DJboutit:

The pop-up will disappear after the customer “resolves the issue” with a Customer Security Assurance professional.

This "resolution" requires an admission of piracy. Because CAS does not explicitly preempt further legal action by the injured party, this admission may lead to a subpoena, and lawsuit for copyright violation. How well this would work for the complainant I don't know; admission under duress might be a defense. OTOH, this would just be a civil tort. It would cost the defendant considerably more than $35, even if resolved in defendant's favor.

The best advice is: Don't pirate copyright material. If you continue, and get caught up in litigation, right or wrong, it could prove costly.
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Solomon87

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Man oh man, look at all of the MPAA and RIAA apologists posting up in this thread. IT IS NEVER OK TO HIJACK YOUR PC, NOT EVEN FOR DOWNLOADING!


Solomon87

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reply to NormanS

Man oh man, look at all the brown nosing MPAA AND RIAA apologists in this thread. IT IS NEVER OK TO HIJACK SOMEONES PC/BROWSER ya retards.


Solomon87

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reply to NormanS

LUlz, RIAA and MPAA aplogists up in this thread.



JohnInSJ
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said by Solomon87:

Man oh man, look at all of the MPAA and RIAA apologists posting up in this thread. IT IS NEVER OK TO HIJACK YOUR PC, NOT EVEN FOR DOWNLOADING!

They don't touch your PC. They control the pipe your PC is connected to. You violate the TOS/AUP (and the law) and they connect your end of the pipe to their walled garden.

Technology. Not magic.
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PeteC2
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said by Solomon87:

Man oh man, look at all of the MPAA and RIAA apologists posting up in this thread. IT IS NEVER OK TO HIJACK YOUR PC, NOT EVEN FOR DOWNLOADING!

Nobody is hijacking anyone's computer. The internet connection is not your computer. The ISP is in effect protecting themselves against your illegal activity using their service.

I have no issue whatsoever if you consider the RIAA and MPAA to be organizations that you have a beef with...although I would wager that your only real complaint is that they expect you to pay money in order to obtain and enjoy media that they have a legal right to rent/sell. If you disagree with that, then fine, get off your butt and get the laws changed.

Personally, I have neither any friends, nor any enemies who work for either organization. If I want to view/purchase a song or movie to enjoy, my decision is based on how much do I want this song or movie, and is the price worth paying?

Do you obtain your clothing the same way? "Hmmm, I like this coat...but I hate the Banana Republic...so I am justified in stealing it"

The simple truth is that people steal on the internet, becasue it is so easy and thieves who are not bold enough to shoplift, feel safe in doing so on line.

Just because it is easy to steal on the internet, does not justify doing so.
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reply to Solomon87

said by Solomon87:

Man oh man, look at all of the MPAA and RIAA apologists posting up in this thread. IT IS NEVER OK TO HIJACK YOUR PC, NOT EVEN FOR DOWNLOADING!

said by Solomon87:

Man oh man, look at all the brown nosing MPAA AND RIAA apologists in this thread. IT IS NEVER OK TO HIJACK SOMEONES PC/BROWSER ya retards.

said by Solomon87:

LUlz, RIAA and MPAA aplogists up in this thread.

I think you made your point.
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NormanS
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reply to Solomon87

said by Solomon87:

LUlz, RIAA and MPAA aplogists up in this thread.

I am merely looking beyond the sixth strike, and the fact that CAS does not preclude legal action by the MAFIAA. If you want to push your luck with the legal system, be my guest. CAS is not a problem for me because my ISP is not participating.
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NormanS
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reply to Solomon87

A Walled Garden is not a browser hijack, nor even a PC hijack. It might be considered a "connection hijack"; but your provider's AUP/ToS generally allows them to modify the service THEY provide to mitigate abuse of the Internet from their customers.
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Norman
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