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    Piracy in South Africa could get your Internet cut off

    The minister of trade and industry released a copyright review report which calls for harsh steps against online pirates in South Africa

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    Lol, u mean to tell me that they gonna try and get someone to monitor our usage? Lol, yea right they cant even get 4mb for everyone in the country right

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Caboose_ View Post
    Lol, u mean to tell me that they gonna try and get someone to monitor our usage? Lol, yea right they cant even get 4mb for everyone in the country right
    +1, I just don't believe that they have the capability to do this.
    When an anti-piracy method is affecting the game for people who legitimately bought it and causing other people not to buy the game, there is obviously something wrong with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Caboose_ View Post
    Lol, u mean to tell me that they gonna try and get someone to monitor our usage? Lol, yea right they cant even get 4mb for everyone in the country right
    On the ISP side, it's actually quite easy to do this. Especially the monitoring tools available and in use by ISPs today. Btw, it's not Telkom alone that will be made resposible for enforcing this, but all ISPs.

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    I thought monitoring your usage was illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by to0kenZA View Post
    On the ISP side, it's actually quite easy to do this. Especially the monitoring tools available and in use by ISPs today. Btw, it's not Telkom alone that will be made resposible for enforcing this, but all ISPs.
    The privacy concerns make it quite difficult for them to do even if it is as easy as you seem to suggest it is. Just think of the impact that this monitoring service will have on download speeds and latencies...
    When an anti-piracy method is affecting the game for people who legitimately bought it and causing other people not to buy the game, there is obviously something wrong with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by czc View Post
    I thought monitoring your usage was illegal.
    Well, apparently not anymore :/

    This government is so fucked up. So over it.

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    Well all ISPs here block Piratebay, there are ways around it & with Cambodia agreeing to extradite that Piratebay founded to Switzerland it seems the crackdown on Piracy is picking up speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyzak View Post
    The privacy concerns make it quite difficult for them to do even if it is as easy as you seem to suggest it is. Just think of the impact that this monitoring service will have on download speeds and latencies...
    No, it won't have an impact. It will just be some passthrough device which shows you what types of traffic and ports go through it, along with source and destinations IPs. It's very possible, believe me. But as the guys said, it becomes a privacy issue, but you know, our government doesn't really give a shit about anything anymore since they get away with murder these days.

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