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ISPs Destroy Open Internet to Stop Piracy, Invokes Facepalm

This system of "guilty before proven innocent" will likely be an overwhelming headache for customers. If a major organization or company says that so-and-so has infringed on their property, do you really think that these ISPs will even care about for that so-and-so who has litle to no power (read: money) on their side?

~ Nick Tan, GameRevolution

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BigWoopMagazine2324d ago

This has been on the way for a long time too... it's a shitty situation, but once again, we could vote with our wallets. If ISPs start limiting us in these manners, switch services. I know I will.

Emilio_Estevez2324d ago

All the big providers are in on this :(

dbjj120882324d ago

Makes it hard when I really need my cable internet too... :-/

zootang2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

dbjj

what do you need more, your freedom or the internet?

bozebo2324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

"big"
... go for a small provider then.

If there was no possible way to get proper net, I would probably migrate to somewhere else in the world.

Why should western countries' populations suffer restricted net but in a way that doesn't even remotely curb the piracy where it is at its largest: Eastern europe, russia, china, south america and south-east asia. Most of these regions will never restrict connections due to piracy, some of them don't even have laws against making and distributing computer viruses yet - and that will always affect the entire world, that is just how the internet works.

It is just beurocracy, do they actually think people are going to go and buy those thousands of TV shows, Films and Games that they wouldn't have watched/played if they couldn't get them for free? No, very few of them. And then you have software piracy, where there is no shadow of a possibility that a 13 year-old wannabe graphics designer is going to pay $1000 for photoshop; then when he grows up he starts a business - buying several copies at full business prices, because of the skills he illegally learnt.

Anyway, yes there is a piracy problem. No, it doesn't destroy the TV, Film or Software industry. It does however have a larger affect on Music and Games, though to what extent - nobody will ever know. The last time I pirated a game it was Emperor, because my disk is damaged - and that game is years old anyway so the original devs probably wouldn't see a penny if I bought it somewhere.

It can't be any more damaging than buying a 2nd hand game, and that is completely legal.

Anyway, what the board of idiots think - or want to think - is that every time somebody pirates something they have lost the value of what was pirated, how could that possibly be true in the real world?

Veni Vidi Vici2324d ago

There's no way to vote with your wallets for a lot of people. In a lot of places, you only have ONE ISP to choose from. In my area, ATT is the only ISP. I can't just not use the internet anymore. I have to have a connection and there's no way in hell I'm going back to dial-up.

A lot of these companies have monopolies on certain areas and they know it.

WetN00dle692324d ago (Edited 2324d ago )

Some of these ISP are freaking expensive *cough*ATT*cough* and they offer very low internet speeds and they wanna pull off this Bullshit! GTFO here, you can bet your a** someone, dont wanna name who will be hacking the beejesus out of these fools! And in this particular circumstances ill be rooting for them!

knifefight2324d ago

Yeah I wish I had a "Save State" on the Internet because in the next few years, a lotta stuff's gonna get stupid. =/

Veni Vidi Vici2324d ago

These are some of the companies Lulzsec should have been messing with.