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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by darkcoder on Sat 17th Mar 2012 03:38 UTC
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Gonna give another example since many readers still think on the packet sniffing issue.

How many clients AT&T have with Internet access, like a million?

Now imaging sniffing packets of a million accounts every day. You will need some supercomputers just for that.

So NO, Packet sniffing IS NOT GONNA HAPPEND.

DNS blacklisting, and marking you as visiting non friendly sites, is easier and works just nearly as well... Hey you dont visit piratebay to just look at their pirate ship logo, lol.

And the tunnel trick, who said those sites like the ultrasurf one will not be blocked because they are considered "harmful".

Also bandwidth monitoring and or limit have been around for a while. TMobile and AT&T have been in the attention because of that recently. My ISP has a limit of 40 GB monthly, in which they charge extra if you exceed the limit, and I'm still to this day never get past that.

Edited 2012-03-17 03:44 UTC

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