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New AT&T Patent Could Charge Extra for Game Downloads & Online Play

GamersNexus: "Under AT&T's new patent, this type of file transaction could be against core Terms of Service and result in penalties or additional charges. Not a League player? Don't fear, other popular games also rely upon peer-to-peer networks for file transfers - like everything Blizzard makes: World of WarCraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III (source).

Interestingly, the patent could be used to restrict video streaming from services like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu, all of which compete with AT&T's own cable television package and on-demand services."

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1577d ago Replies(5)
whoyouwit041577d ago

glad I don't have to deal about this garbage ass company any more.

GiantEnemyCrab1577d ago

They are simply the first. If they start, they will all do the same. Greed destroys everything..

Cupid_Viper_31577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

@ GiantEnemyCrab..

So we should get rid of Microsoft/EA/Activision then? These guys sort of lead the pack when it comes to being greedy as far as gaming is concerned.

By the way, nice to see you back after what seems like such a long Hiatus. :)

Snookies121577d ago

Great... I have AT&T... Just great...

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