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Re: Comcast blocking p2p uploads
On Oct 19, 2007, at 10:53 PM, John C. A. Bambenek wrote:
Because you signed up to an AUP that allows what they are doing.
I am afraid your skill at analogies is lacking.
First, in most states, you may NOT "throw [me] out for no reason". Well, unless you consider "proper notice and enough time" equivalent to "wait until the end of the lease".
Second, eviction is totally different than the discussion here. Comcast is still taking these people's "rent", an evicted tenant does not pay.
Third, the _police_ handle loud parties and vandalism, not the landlord.
Etc., etc. But the analogy is flawed anyway. A cable modem is not an apartment, and the Internet does not fit well into "normal" modes of operation.
If the AUP does not allow this activity, then Comcast has remedies detailed in their AUP. I have not read the AUP, and it is late, so I will not do so now. However, would you care to take a bet about the remedies listed? I would guess it gives Comcast the right to shut down the service. I seriously doubt it gives Comcast the right to randomly kill sessions while still billing the full month's rent.
-- TTFN, patrick
P.S. Careful how far you defend this action lest your own words be turned against you.
On 10/19/07, Patrick Giagnocavo <[email protected]> wrote: