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News Virgin Media and BPI to punish sharers

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    April fool or real article?
    I just cant tell!
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    april fools! come on! BPI!? you can't be serious! i'll keep torrenting my pr0n thanks!
     
  4. mmorgue

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    This has to be April Fool's. Has to be...

    Otherwise, I'm gonna use the C-word in a bit, as in, Virgin Media, "you're a bunch of"... :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

    But regardless, on a brighter note, the alt.* universe still teams with a multitude of delicacies to be had, all the time.. :naughty:
     
  5. WILD9

    WILD9 Been here aaaaages

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    Please let this be an april fool. Otherwise I think thats the last straw in NTL Telewests slow painfull fall from grace since Virgin bought them. So now thats - No Sky 1 , No HD channels worth mentioning, stringent bandwith throttling and now 3rd parties able to thumb through my downloading habbits. What a bargain, Still theres always the free bandwith upgrade I just got so I can max out my extremely tight download cap even faster whilst someone watches me like a hawk. :grr:
     
  6. WILD9

    WILD9 Been here aaaaages

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    Looking back on google, this started to be reported yeasterday and is on the telegraph website so I'm guessing its probably not an April fools.
     
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    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    hehehe...i know it's an april fools! i'll wait til later to tell you why!
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    how many customers do they have? how many of them share stuff? that is the amount of clients that will walk away.
     
  9. WILD9

    WILD9 Been here aaaaages

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    Enlighten us, I can see this plastered all over the internet now, some of it starting on the 30th so its more of a smear campaign than an april fool if it isn't true.
     
  10. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    actually, totally ignore me. this may be true actually. i totally misread this article, i thought it said british pornographic industry! i figured that was the dead give away....clearly i have one totally tracked mind! haha! guess that makes me the fool this april! hehe
     
  11. WILD9

    WILD9 Been here aaaaages

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    lol, I think i might not have gone public with my outrage if it was the pornographic industry ;)
     
  12. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    if it was the pornographic industry then i definately woulda gone public with outrage!!

    actually, a few other things i thought might've given it away. in this article, there's no reference or quotations or evidence to back it up, and another site i check for news said that BPI was a music based company, which obviously clashed with my interpretation of a pornographic industry!
     
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    Not an April fool, I read this on the Cableforum yesterday and the fact that Virgin were going to implement the 3strikes rule has been mentioned for a while.now.
     
  14. K.I.T.T.

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    april fool i hope
     
  15. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    well, it specifically says they will monitor the p2p traffic... if it would be real that would probably not be written in the article since there are like 500 other ways than p2p to d/l stuff and i'm sure virgin would monitor everything, not only p2p.
     
  16. iwog

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    awww crap looks like its time to buy a usenet or a rapid share pro account
     
  17. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    how do they tell what's legal p2p traffic and what's illegal?
     
  18. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    Thats a good point, i think in june i shall be archiving every linux distro and all patches i need for my games just to get a letter before i leave uni. But i think the BPI will be torrenting major releases themselves so they can harvest IPs to send to VM. Lets hope PeerGuardian does its job and i wont need that RS or usenet account after all.
     
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    Are Virgin giving the BPI access to their network so they can monitor any torrent traffic, or are they going to setup fake honeypot torrents and trap people that way?
     
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    The article indicates it's not Virgin Media doing the monitoring. They are simply screwing over good customers.

    The BPI can simply monitor torrents that are known to contain pirated content or log onto a P2P network and share dummy files to entrap people. Pass on IP's that connect and let virgin deal with the backlash
     
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