Linked by fran on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:04 UTC
Internet & Networking There is a falling out between governments & ISPs on the one hand and consumer groups and companies like YouTube and Netflix on the other. Lately more punitive measures affecting these companies and consumers have emerged that include increased throttling, greater per-usage billing and lower internet caps. The internet as whole is struggling to find a self-sustaining business model that supports the rising speed and bandwidth requirements of consumers and online media purveyors. The conflict boils down to who should pay and to what degree they should pay.
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RE: Comment by xamo
by bugjacobs on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 03:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by xamo"
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Regarding BitTorrent, possibly there could be a
White-List of trackers that was serving legitimate content, such as Linux distros and other ...

Whitelisted portals that was not throttled,
atleast as far as possible.

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RE[2]: Comment by xamo
by mistersoft on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 13:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by xamo"
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...strongly don't like that idea, it's very anti-freedom(!).

must remember a lot of 'infringing' trackers have non-copyrighted material too.

I know it's a technically highly difficult thing to do but it copyright holders wish (as is their right) to ask infringing material be taken down and/or to seek damages, they really ought to do it on a case by case, torrent by torrent basis, otherwise it's no more 'fair' than for instance me torrent-downloading exorbitant music production softwares.(However, while wrong from a current legal perspective, what i've done i've done for 'training purposes' ...and if I'm happy that can get productive enough in the future for it to have a real value to me, and providing i can afford it, I will make a point of purchasing legit full retail versions then). Don't see the problem (from a personal moral perspective)!

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