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[News] [SOT] American's Big Media Still Shuts Down Torrents Blindly (Also Linux)

  • Subject: [News] [SOT] American's Big Media Still Shuts Down Torrents Blindly (Also Linux)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 13:52:05 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
TorrentSpy shuts doors to America

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| But he eventually admitted that the MPAA case was a "catalyst" in the 
| decision.  


Anime Distributor Has No Legal Right to Threaten BitTorrent Users

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| A company that tracked thousands of users sharing anime via BitTorrent has 
| lost its legal battle to force an ISP to reveal its customer’s details. 


This is a risk to Linux distros and Free software.


Comcast Throttles BitTorrent Traffic, Seeding Impossible

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| Over the past weeks more and more Comcast users started to notice that their 
| BitTorrent transfers were cut off. Most users report a significant decrease 
| in download speeds, and even worse, they are unable to seed their downloads. 
| A nightmare for people who want to keep up a positive ratio at private 
| trackers and for the speed of BitTorrent transfers in general.    
| [...]
| Last year we had a discussion whether traffic shaping is good or bad, and 
| ISPs made it pretty clear that they do not like P2P applications like 
| BitTorrent. One of the ISPs that joined our discussions said: “The fact is, 
| P2P is (from my point of view) a plague - a cancer, that will consume all the 
| bandwidth that I can provide. It’s an insatiable appetite.”, and another one 
| stated: “P2P applications can cripple a network, they’re like leaches. Just 
| because you pay 49.99 for a 1.5-3.0mbps connection doesn’t mean your entitled 
| to use whatever protocols you wish on your ISP’s network without them 
| provisioning it to make the network experience good for all users involved.”        


Torrentspy Disables Searching For US IPs

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| Torrent indexing site Torrentspy.com appears to have disabled torrent 
| searches for IPs that originate in the United States. 


Comcast Cuts Off Heavy Internet Users

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| Customers complain bandwidth limits are secret.


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