Weaver95: so if I were to find a way to pull this off and redirect Disney's home page to Brazzers.com...it's all good and legal?
Revek: Remember its not illegal as long as no one successfully sues.
Theaetetus: Flint Ironstag: (Some matters, like murder cannot be consented to)Consider euthanasia as a caveat to that.
TV's Vinnie: People, get PEERBLOCK already!
BafflerMeal: TV's Vinnie: People, get PEERBLOCK already!Peerblock is a placebo.
funk_soul_bubby: Five midgets, spanking a man, covered in Thousand Island dressing... Is that making love?
Ostman: What's a VPN?I know I'm inviting the wrath of farkers with actual computer literacy, but why do you apparently 50% of you use this?
ferretman: Isn't there a program/service called TOR that would avoid their 'tracking'?
Weaver95: Walker: Should be an easy way to stop the pop-ups.why bother in the first place? look - if i'm an evil file trader, i'm not gonna use MY wi-fi to file trade. imma scan the local neighborhood and find someone with weak or no encryption. then i'll use their 'net access to run my torrent. or worst case, i'll head down to the local coffee shop or library and chill there for an hour or so while things finish up. I've got options...and comcast can't track me, then can (at best) maybe track where I and other evil people are using as points of access, then punish THOSE people.so this new policy doesn't stop file trading. not at all. it'll hurt the innocent tho, and that's really what this is all about.
JinxedLynx: Forgot to add ...I believe this policy of actions exists because the ISP does not want to be charged with aiding in the crime of copy right infringement.
wingnut396: liability and other users on the network.
Princess Ryans Knickers: They have no liability as a common carrier. However, by implementing this they may lose their common carrier status and sudden gain liability.
wingnut396: Is it really a browser hijack? Sure it may look like that, but is Comcast really hijacking your browser? I would guess they are just using their switching and monitoring environment to intercept and redirect http requests to their alert system. If that is the case, wouldn't a VPN connection pretty much defeat this 'hijack'?
fluffy2097: ferretman: TORThe problem with The Onion Router is that you have to have trusted exit points. If you compromise the exit point, you get all the data.So only use trusted exit points if you plan to use TOR.
zyrian: What if you don't use their DNS servers? (Google public DNS, for example. 18.104.22.168)
the801: Comcast has chosen a browser "hijack," making it impossible for customers to browse the Internet, but without interrupting VOIP and other essential servicesis that even legal? anyway, come get some. your terrorist attacks mean nothing to me. and i didn't just torrent Backdoor Sluts 9 - i ripped and upped 1-15 in 720p h.264. also, i've been seeding the entire Metallica discography for like 100 years now. i'm not even behind 2 boxxies. i'm just sitting here waiting. you wanna do this thing, comcast? i'll meet you after school by the flagpole at 4:20, and imma gonna kick your ass.
China White Tea: Also, it should be noted that courts have been increasingly intolerant of copyright plaintiff's bullshiat in filesharing cases, especially when attempting their "Copyright Holder v. 500 Does" antics.With that in mind, this seems like a pretty obvious attempt to do an end-run around the judicial system.Courts aren't finding in our favor anymore? Let's come up with some extrajudicial way to punish people. Bonus: No due process or burden of proof to contend with, either.
Inquisitive Inquisitor: Oh if only there was a way to mask my IP address to prevent detection. Who will be my prince and invent such a...Oh. Wait./me turns on VPN/me flips off Comcast
MmmmBacon: Meh, the whole thing is stupid. I don't download copyrighted materials, so I'm not worried about this issue very much, but I do play some games that download their updates via a Peer-to-Peer system very similar to downloading torrents. I know I would be viciously pissed if Comcast blocked my web browsing because I happen to play games that act in a similar fashion to BitTorrent.
BSABSVR: Comcast would send you an email stating that you appear to have distributed a pirated copy of Backdoor_Sluts_9_DVDRIP.avi.
Theaetetus: BSABSVR: Comcast would send you an email stating that you appear to have distributed a pirated copy of Backdoor_Sluts_9_DVDRIP.avi.FTFY... They're just looking at your traffic, they're not smb'ing into your machine.
S_P_I_K_E: Jackpot777: S_P_I_K_E: physt: The made a 9? How exactly do you top 8?Dude, you're missing out. Backdoor Sluts 9 makes Naughty Nurses 2 look like Crotch Capers 3!I disagree. There were unanswered questions from Backdoor Sluts 7 that Backdoor Sluts 8 hinted at a resolution to come... but Backdoor Sluts 9 totally failed to address these, or even mention them. Now we don't even know if there'll be a denouement in Backdoor Sluts 10 or if they're just planning on rebooting the whole franchise.Also: worst refrigerator reliability in movie history. How many times are they going to send people over to fix that damned thing?You must not read People magazine./obscure//are subby and I the only ones?
Weaver95: a TOS agreement cannot trump federal law. And I don't care HOW good a legal staff comcast has...if they break federal computer crimes laws then their CEO should go to jail for it.
whizbangthedirtfarmer: ArkAngel: MmmmBacon: Meh, the whole thing is stupid. I don't download copyrighted materials, so I'm not worried about this issue very much, but I do play some games that download their updates via a Peer-to-Peer system very similar to downloading torrents. I know I would be viciously pissed if Comcast blocked my web browsing because I happen to play games that act in a similar fashion to BitTorrent.I believe you have to be reported first by one of the copyright holders, so you should be safe.Yep. I got popped several years ago because I was working on a class and downloaded one of those Great Lectures series on the subject for some additional info. I got a letter from Comcast a few days later saying the Great Lectures folks had uploaded the file to the torrent site to catch people who were copyrighting. Considering they appeared to be the only ones uploading Great Lectures series, I thought their strategy was a bit counterproductive.
JinxedLynx: I am not clear on the specifics and i dont have access to the screen shots while i did customer support ... but I assume Comcast will do the same thing as Suddenlink is doing....If you are in DMCA violation, you get redirected to a website that has you promise to not violate dmca again. Three to five strikes and its a 6 month ban from service from the ISP.
Some 'Splainin' To Do: At least around here (heart of the Silicon valley), Comcast has actual competition, so they might be reluctant to be too difficult about that to the local population. Sucks to be in an area where it's Comcast or nothing
BigLuca: ferretman: Isn't there a program/service called TOR that would avoid their 'tracking'?I'm going to start downloading a 1080p version of Avatar over TOR right now. Cause I'll need something to watch when I retire in 40 years.
meyerkev: Some 'Splainin' To Do: At least around here (heart of the Silicon valley), Comcast has actual competition, so they might be reluctant to be too difficult about that to the local population. Sucks to be in an area where it's Comcast or nothingWhat is this competition of which you speak? I'll be moving later this year, so not having to use Comcast is a positive event.
swaxhog: able to seed torrents (for ratio sites) without affecting your isp's bandwith cap
likefunbutnot: BigLuca: Hidemyass
Hidemyass is one of MANY vpn providers that keeps logs and will readily provide them.
If you're going to go looking for a VPN service, you really need to scrutinize their privacy policies to see what you're actually getting.
And it's a lot like web hosting, in that it's freaking impossible to find any kind of objective reviews that aren't thinly disguised shills for one service or other.
BigLuca: Can we turn this thread into a review of the best VPNs?Hidemyass? btguard?
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