Right Now In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: Is $16M Enough To Make You All Forget About This Bit Torrent Unpleasantness?
We have to admit, even we couldn’t have predicted how badly Comcast’s handling of the whole bit-torrent throttling affair was going to go for them. Because let’s be honest: The overwhelming majority of people who use bit torrenting P2P technology are doing so in an effort to download copyrighted material, and yes, it does work for other things, but… c’mon. Nevertheless, after getting slapped by the FCC for their behavior some months back, now, Comcast has settled a class action suit for $16M to make nice with anyone it might have (rightfully or not) throttled, back when throttling was Comcast’s thing. And that could be you, if you:
* Used or attempted to use Comcast service to use the Ares,
BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack or Gnutella P2P protocols any
time from April 1, 2006 to December 31, 2008 and were unable to
share files or have reason to believe that the speed at which
files were shared was impaired; and/or
* Attempted but were unable to use Comcast service to use Lotus
Notes to send emails any time from March 26, 2007 to October 3,
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