At least where I live, you pay for internet. If you don't follow their rules, they cut you off. Here, the internet is a business like any other and they can refuse to do business with you.
I don't agree with it, but it's still fair and legal because it's their product.
when is that google internet and tv gonna come out of kansas or wherever it is thats super fast and super private or whatever O-O
I know for a fact Cox won't. They've sent me like... 5 emails over the years saying that I'm pirating and need to stop.
I am American mentally, with Japanese tendencies.
I live in Central Europe and it happens that sometimes American companies are sending tells to our internet providers if some of their customers are downloading the movies via torrent ! I can't imagine what they are up to in the US.
just to clear up a few things:
when you buy internet, you are buying access to a private network, so yes, it's perfectly legal for them to monitor what you are doing
also, they are using packet inspection, which means a proxy wont work, you will need a VPN service with decent encryption
last i read on the six strikes, you can still get a strike if someone files a claim against you, they don't have to prove that claim
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i dont see how this is any different then normal really the thing says that they have to first figure out your ip (most people who torrent things know how easy it is to hide to hide your ip) and tell your isp that they think your pirating and it only applies to torrents not streaming or downloads or anything like that.
doesnt seem very different to me O-O maybe a few dumb people who steal stuff without taking measures will get caught but thats who they said they were after anyways
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So yes. It is STOLEN. You took something that did not previously belong to you without providing an agreed upon compensation for said item.
Yes this is legal in the US. If you don't like it go use a VPN.
I fail to see the issue. It isn't like internet is a right in the US.
If you are using a service and you are conducting illegal activities, the ISP is well within its own rights to limit or refuse such service.