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[ NNSquad ] Copyright troll: $10, 000 sanctions upheld by appeals court are "bulls**t"
Copyright troll: $10,000 sanctions upheld by appeals court are "bulls**t" http://j.mp/LlIaCh (ars technica) But beyond his questionable legal tactics, Stone lamented the fact that larger ISPs, like Verizon, (against whom he filed a subpoena in late May 2012 over a pirated work of anime in an ongoing case) fight him "tooth and nail," while smaller ISPs simply "cough up the user information." And, he argues, Verizon isn't protecting their users out of principle or out of an interest in legal fairness, but rather to protect their highest-paying customers, which, according to Stone, are pirates. "There is no commercially available service that can even take advantage of the top-tier bandwidth," he said. "You don't need 50Mbps down to use Hulu, Netflix, iTunes or anything. Who the hell pays for 50Mbps down? P2P file-sharers. That's who pays. That's on the Internet side, they're making profits from those who want to file-share." - - - Who needs high-speed Internet? How about households with multiple people who use the Net simultaneously? How about people who do serious work on the Net? How about people who deal with large project files? How about people who aren't utter jerks like you? --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org Founder: - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad