If we dont support this sort of behaviour, soon the Internet will become a very very dark and censored place. I dont like piracy much myself, but i have to say that many companies flat out lie to consumers, and its not like you can return the game to the local store if you do not agree with the "Terms of Agreement".
I mean, where can i read those before i actually buy the game? Or, why can companies change their Terms of agreement whenever they add any nw contenet (and the changes have nothing to do with the contenet but rather with how much information they can gather on you)?
Those abuses are punished by law in EVERY other sector, but somehow not in gaming. On the other hand, Pirates are treated like common criminals.
So verytime somone does something that "matters" in keeping customers safe from a fraudulent system, i am quite happy about it.
It is really too bad though that these companies can file these motions in any district that they like. Of course they chose Texas...they should be forced to file in New York which is where Verizon is headquartered.
i agree. dont let the media cartel shakedown people. we will take you to court and everyone will know you downloaded 'insert here' porn if you dont pay us now. with that said i dont believe verizon cares one bit about "protecting" their customers. this is a good PR move and they dont want to loose customers.
So the Mafia hold the account holder liable. When will they go after the likes of Sony, whose IP address where tracked to illegal downloading of BT's or is it a case of not biting the hand that signs some of the cheques, double standards by them and I hope VZ hold out and tell them to STFU !!
An ISP has no obligation to police the internet. They are a service provider, not a legal authority.
The problem is these are criminal allegations (someone is stealing from them) that are handled in civil court. Burden of proof is much higher in criminal court, which is why they want to skirt the system. They should have to go through appropriate legal channels (probably the FBI in many cases) if pirating really is the same thing as stealing.
If they are forced to release the information about individuals then maybe Verizon should be "forced" to block all their customers from the companies that are suing. Only fair right protecting customers from future harassment.
were i verizon i would just make sure to bring up all the pornography laws and laws regarding sex and telecumminications as a felony and these studios contribution to breaking all these FCC laws and have verizon make a cease and desist injunction against all of these porno companies and contributing to the delinqunecy of minors as there is no protections put in place upon them to prevent minor from watching them and i would do this in every state that has anti pornography laws and bury them in court for the next 30 years.
yes alot of this would be self implicating on verizon, but if you're going to go down, take down every one trying to take you down as well. the anti pornography laws in all the other states would be enough to make any porn company shut their yaps.