Verizon disconnects repeat pirates from the Web

By Matthew · 7 replies
Jan 20, 2010
  1. In addition to warning letters, Verizon spokeswoman Bobbi Henson admitted to CNET that the company has disconnected users who were caught repeatedly pirating media. Henson noted that Verizon reserved the right to discontinue service, and that the company doesn't impose bandwidth caps like Comcast.

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  2. 143 GB the amount I dl'ed via FIOS in a couple days, lol FIOS is fast :p

    oh and yes its basically tormenting
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Ok, are they only looking at bandwidth usage? What about legal torrents?
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    This is hardly news, the issue of discontinuing service to repeat copyright violators has been in Verizon's TOS for years.

    The only thing that may be news worthy is the enforcement aspect.
  5. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

  7. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    1)Use strictly bit torrent, others can potentially draw you into a trap
    2)Block peers on an elongated list of suspicious peers at all times
    3)Use only trusted trackers

    I do not condone pirating but if you needed to download something for legal reasons and haven't been suspected, that's the basic precautions you would take.
  8. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    As much as this is welcome news for people who working the music business, it will hardly have an overall effect on pirating. It's too massive to police. Better than nothing but it won't save the music business.
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