The free buffet is over: ISPs rolls out plan to curtail downloading2/27/2013
And just in time for the new season of "Game of Thrones." This week, the five main Internet service providers will roll out a new system to curtail illegal downloading. Violators will get emails from their ISP, whether AT&T, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable or Comcast. After six of those emails, the penalties get a bit stiffer, and your Internet speed could be throttled to 2002 levels for a couple of days. Those penalties vary widely based on your provider and could include watching a copyright-centric PSA. If you're thinking it's probably less hassle to just subscribe to HBO, that's pretty much the point. [Source]
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