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[ NNSquad ] Re: Comcast Caves re: Sandvine

This is very clever - for $16 a head, Comcast gets a list of all the pirates among its customer base.


On 12/23/2009 7:11 PM, Lauren Weinstein wrote:
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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 21:54:35 -0500
From: Dave Farber<dave@farber.net>
Subject: [IP] Comcast Caves re: Sandvine
Reply-To: dave@farber.net
To: ip<ip@v2.listbox.com>

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From: Hasan Diwan<hasan.diwan@gmail.com>
Date: December 23, 2009 8:28:51 PM EST
To: dave@farber.net
Subject: Comcast Caves re: Sandvine

For IP, if you wish...
Comcast To Compensate Throttled BitTorrent Users

Written by Ben Jones on December 23, 2009
Comcast has decided to settle one of the lawsuits brought about over
their use of the Sandvine BitTorrent throttling hardware to ‘manage’
their network. For those who were affected, there is the possibility of
receiving a payment from a $16 million fund set up by the Internet
service provider.

Full piece may be seen at http://torrentfreak.com/comcast-to-compensate-throttled-bittorrent-users-091222/

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