[kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco

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Tue Feb 1 18:03:46 EST 2011


On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:40:58 -0500, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net>
wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 02:59:04PM -0500, Colin Mackay wrote:
>> Which brings up another thought.  Sharing amongst friends.  Legality
>> aside,
>> soes anyone think external parties might complain that we could be
>> sharing
>> copyrighted works privately?
> 
> We could be doing that right now via burned CDs.  That doesn't give
> "external parties" the right to search our cars and homes just on mere
> suspicion.
> 
> People *are* doing that right now on Bell's network.  If they shut down
> our privately owned network, they should shut down Bell too.
> 
> But even so, I'm sure we would be happy to let the authorities sniff
> on the network temporarily if they had a legitimate warrant.

I suspect that's not the issue ... the issue is the necessary retainer
fees to address and defend against the nonsense they will throw at you,
just because they can.

Even if you win and recoup costs, you still have to put out the costs in
the first place, and there would likely be a continuous cost drain.





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