[MA-SOC] H Game Turned Into Great Anime

Michael "TheZorch" Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 17:29:02 EST 2007


Serdar Yegulalp wrote:
> There is actually a fairly detailed discussion of why and how Comcast is doing this here:
>
> http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=852
Sadly this doesn't really explain anything but just makes excuses.  
Comcast is in a lot of very hot water with its paying customers due to 
this and a class action suit is in the works.  A cellular operator in 
NYC got into a lot of hot water recently for not disclosing that their 
supposedly unlimited Internet service had a bandwidth limit and was 
slapped with a big fine.  There are a lot of legitimate uses for P2P 
services like Bittorrent and GNUtella (Limewire).  World of Warcraft 
updates their clients via a builtin Bittorrent client, many companies 
offer downloads of purchased software via Bittorrent, and a Joost and 
Skype both use P2P technology developed originally for Kazaa to improve 
video delivery and sound quality.  So no, there's no excuse for 
Comcast's behavior and no argument can be presented which can adequately 
explain this away.  Saying that it was done to prevent illegal activity 
means that Comcast is assuming that everyone using those services is 
breaking the law and that in itself is legally questionable and possibly 
illegal.  The matter will be decided in the courts once the cast comes 
to trial.

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