Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Mar 2012 22:06 UTC
Legal "If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider has been watching, and they're coming for you. Specifically, they're coming for you on Thursday, July 12. That's the date when the nation's largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users' bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials." One day, years from now, historians are going to debate whether this was the point of no return.
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vasper
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2005-07-22

This will be fun. Companies that sell copyrighted material will see their revenues drop. Why? Because piracy actually has increased their income. When I download something, I sample it, and 1% of the time I buy it. Otherwise... I don't buy a thing. That 1% is a couple of hundreds of dollars per year. Some people buy even more depending on the quality that they have allready seen.

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