Virgin Media to cut off pirates

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  1. Singh400

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    Thoughts? I can't see this happening. Pretty sure the EU has already declared internet access as a basic human right...
     
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    I think they need to deal with the problem of cloned Modems before they start cutting of users.
     
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    How does that work then :confused:

    Are they going to take wild guesses? :D

    Surely they would have to monitor to find out who's doing it?
    Or would it just be down to who's downloading the most, which involves monitoring anyway?
    I'm totally perplexed by this and can only see trouble.
    I can also see it costing VM customers.
     
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    I just read the article, the connections are monitored, but by the music companies, not Virgin, its all in the wording of the staement :rolleyes:

    I assume for the media companies to be able to do this, VM must be giving them some type of access.
     
  5. soundstory

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    hmmm,

    Is there actually any direct connection between Virgin Media & Virgin records or is it by brand only?
     
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    This made me laugh

    "It is thought that one favoured solution to discourage persistent pirates will be to dial down their internet connection speed."

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    Nah just by joining a bittorent swarm they can gather IP addresses.
     
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    yep
     
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    cloning should be rooted out really easily...tell your customer to not use the net for 24 hours and find out if there is traffic, and cut all signals to that line done.

    how do these people get the mac of the modems in the first place? insider job?
     
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    i figure packet inspection is needed to check what people are downloading and i also figure that the use of SSL will grow 10 fold been as this should stop virgin from seeing what people are up to.

    really is rather big brother. The fact that universal as greased virgins palm with a deal allowing access to al there music for a flat fee just makes it seem very you scratch my back i will scratch yours, and we will both give some poor parents who`s kids are sharing music a kicking.

    as for the mac address they can be sniffed out on your broadband area and then they are swapped like trading cards all over the net its a joke really as long as the ******s use a mac from another node of virgins network the modem connects.

    its the one form of electronic theft that really gets to me because people can steal from you thats one thing but the cloning of cable modems allows them to get away with all sorts and when the records are checked its all been done in your name.
     
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    I think Virgin Media will take any reason / opportunity / excuse to dial down their user's internet connection speeds... and this is a lovelly legit one! :rolleyes:

    Lets hope it costs them customers, its the only way the poor management of UK's cable will come to an end and we can get back to the glory days of Telewest and Blue Yonder!

    Virgin... you gotta love 'em!

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    They need to be giving me freen upgrade to 10meg before they do anything else!
     
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    is there any where with some info on this?

    i don't know anything about it, how bothered should i be?

    is there anyway i can stop it from happening or at least reduce the chances of it happening?

    thanks
     
  14. serial killer

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    google it mate there used to be sites full of it mate you would think virgin would stop it but they dont.

    google will tell you how but please dont do it play nice lol

    as for worring about it goes i would not bother as you would never know your modem could be cloned already so could mine who knows
     
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    ha dont wory mate i wont, i enjoy getting my fair share of free suff but im quite happy to pay for my net access
     

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