Old 28th July 2001, 12:27   #1
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Apparently a few major broadband ISPs, like Adelphia and Excite@Home, are cracking down on file sharing, according to CNET's news.com. Among the exceptions are networks like Speakeasy and surprisingly Verizon, who's spokesperson called the idea a "drastic remedy that infringes on people's rights and speech."

I certainly hope Sprint Broadband doesnt join this list. I will drop the service so fast their heads will spin.
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Old 28th July 2001, 14:17   #2
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These independent companies operate automated systems that can troll file-swapping networks looking for their clients' work. Once they find it, it is a simple task to figure out the Internet address of the computer that is offering the content to the world. The companies then cross-reference this information with the ISP that owns that Internet address and send a letter showing exactly which files are being shared, demanding that the subscriber be stopped.

-isnt that illegal?

"I told them where they could stick their modem and cable equipment and proceeded to cancel my cable TV and modem accounts," Martin wrote in an e-mail to CNET News.com. "They are a communications provider. They are not censors or a government agency! Adelphia will never get another penny from me and I hope others follow suit."
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Old 28th July 2001, 23:17   #3
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Anything happens with my cable connection like that, i have verizon's phone # nearby and they offer DSL in my area
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Old 28th July 2001, 23:28   #4
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i want to see if @home is doing it yet? whats a song that will get there attention?

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Old 28th July 2001, 23:32   #5
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Same for me with Adelphia (which sucks llama phallic, by the way...)
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Old 29th July 2001, 01:51   #6
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I'm on Excite@home, been using Gnutella (Gnotella client) and Fasttrack's clients: Grokster and Morpheus. So far no warnings, connection problems, or anything stupid.
BTW Grokster, KaZaa and Morpheus are the same except that Morpheus has popups and Kazaa has spyware.

I as well have Verizon DSL available, but my friend has it and it sucks.
Not nearly the speed as advertised, not like he's far from the C.O. since it was much better a couple months ago.
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Old 29th July 2001, 02:36   #7
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you can disable the kazaa spyware.

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Old 29th July 2001, 03:35   #8
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you can disable the kazaa spyware.
i heard if you remove cydoor, kazaa won't work.
i'm too lazy to test it.
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Old 29th July 2001, 03:36   #9
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ISPs cracking down on the very service they provide That's interesting!

heh?
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Old 29th July 2001, 05:10   #10
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Crap! Hopefully that's not gonna happen :\

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I hope Charter Pipeline dosent go that way...


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Old 29th July 2001, 07:29   #12
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These independent companies operate automated systems that can troll file-swapping networks looking for their clients' work. Once they find it, it is a simple task to figure out the Internet address of the computer that is offering the content to the world. The companies then cross-reference this information with the ISP that owns that Internet address and send a letter showing exactly which files are being shared, demanding that the subscriber be stopped.

-isnt that illegal?
Yes it is. It is againt the Constitution and Bill CLintions ISP act in 1995.

I don't think this little "crackdown" is gonna last very long. And this may be the end for companies like Adellphia and Excite@home.
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Old 29th July 2001, 08:51   #13
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in britian we have very little broadband providers so this doesn't happen.

it could be worse. America could ban the internet like afghanistan has done
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Old 29th July 2001, 09:58   #14
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Broadband providers should be able to control what they allow on their infrastructure, as they belong to them. If any of them block content, those users who used blocked features will then switch their business to another network-

These Private (Keyword: private) companies interesting in making profit do not really care about the actual content of transmissions- or else ATT would have blocked phone sex for being x-rated This is not a censorship issue; They are mainly concerned with slowdown of their networks, and possible costly lawsuits from media providers that feel they are being cheated. However, before we cry censorship and demand goverment legislation (or more likely, litigation), let the natural order of the market settle the matter.

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Old 29th July 2001, 15:05   #15
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i think X said, they dont care what your downloading as long as you are using them.

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Old 29th July 2001, 18:53   #16
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These independent companies operate automated systems that can troll file-swapping networks looking for their clients' work. Once they find it, it is a simple task to figure out the Internet address of the computer that is offering the content to the world. The companies then cross-reference this information with the ISP that owns that Internet address and send a letter showing exactly which files are being shared, demanding that the subscriber be stopped.

-isnt that illegal?
Yes it is. It is againt the Constitution and Bill CLintions ISP act in 1995.

I don't think this little "crackdown" is gonna last very long. And this may be the end for companies like Adellphia and Excite@home.

and just to explain wut that constitution ment, it pretty much said that a service provider such as @home or other company could not search your computer. this is suprising and if they ever cancelled my account with @home i would sue them saying that they had no right to seek me out on the internet and spy on my activities.
this is a joke, they're bluffing as always.

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Old 29th July 2001, 18:57   #17
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yeah. i think they are just trying to scare us into not downloading MP3's

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Old 29th July 2001, 18:59   #18
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haha it's not gonna happen i'm sorry

LOL

uhhhh they can't do shit about wut we do on the internet unless we tell them

they say "i'm sorry we're cancelling your account" you say "why?" and wutever they say as the reason, u can sue them for it

because ur paying for a service that they're giving you, and that sheet that you sign saying u won't hack? that's just because they will never know if u do, they CAN'T know. they shouldn't know.

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and just to explain wut that constitution ment, it pretty much said that a service provider such as @home or other company could not search your computer. this is suprising and if they ever cancelled my account with @home i would sue them saying that they had no right to seek me out on the internet and spy on my activities.
this is a joke, they're bluffing as always.
They CAN'T search your computer, duh
They CAN monitor and dictate what kind of files are transferred across their lines.
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uhhhh they can't do shit about wut we do on the internet unless we tell them
WE meaning your parents, of course.
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Old 29th July 2001, 20:36   #21
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lol well I dont think it will last long either especially with bill clintons thingie (is that the best thing he did?

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Old 30th July 2001, 00:05   #23
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Old 30th July 2001, 04:10   #24
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lol well I dont think it will last long either especially with bill clintons thingie (is that the best thing he did?

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yeah the best thing Slick Willy did was with his thingie.

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