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    Cox cable gave me a warning

    Downloaded a movie through torrents. They even named the movie title.

    2nd strike, another warning.

    3rd strike, service discontinued for all time.

    Sons of...

    I'm trying to find another ISP now. One that doesn't snoop around what I do online.

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    Good luck.
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    That's pretty **** funny....How about you just go and buy the movies?

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    I don't think that's the issue, it's more about what business is it of theirs what he chooses to download? Are they an Internet service provider, or a surrogate parent?

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    Doesn't it have more to do with bandwidth usage? He's sucking the life out of the systems and his next door neighbors hate him for it
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    If he's paying for unlimited cable, that's what he should receive, unlimited and unmonitored.

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    I don't see any problem with monitoring for illegal activities though.

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    wadda bunch of cox....suckers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by porsch1909
    I don't see any problem with monitoring for illegal activities though.
    I disagree, because in order to monitor for illegal activities, they have to monitor ALL activity. Would you feel the same way if it were your phone conversations that were being monitored? That could reveal illegal activity as surely as monitoring your online activities could.

    It's an invasion of privacy and it should be unconstitutional.

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    The only thing ISP's care about is bandwidth usage, they're just trying to act like they care about online piracy to justify kicking the high bandwidth users out the door.



    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    It's an invasion of privacy and it should be unconstitutional.

    Only problem there is the biggest culprit is the U.S. government. The Patriot Act can be interpreted to just about cover anything... then a year or so ago they said that monitoring phone calls was an attempt to stop people suspected of being online petafiles.
    Tickle it...

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    I'm not sure there's any way around this except for going for another ISP, preferably a mom and pop one.

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    You ever see a "mom and pop" cable ISP? Me either and dial up is so slow you'd be better off buying that movie.

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    # 1 downloading copy written material is eventually get you hung up now days.

    If you use bit torrent most of the trackers are being watched, not you personally.
    Then your ISP gets sent a letter requesting your info, and your ISP then must send you the standard yada yada stating that charges might be persued and that you might get shut down.

    Simple solution, just stop doing it. The wild west days of the internet are over long ago brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJCfromCT
    uTorrent protocol encryption
    Encryption or not, all they need do is look at the list of peers in the Utorrent GUI and there is your IP address for them to contact your ISP. Case closed.
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