140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak

 

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140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak.

As the article points out, it is really a very small percentage of people impacted.  However, what are the implications of this when, as I have experienced, you walk into an establishment to seek employment and they reply “we only take applications online”?  Furthermore, should we not have a fundamental problem with the fact that there is no judicial decision made in the process what-so-ever?  Add to it, the competency of those who are making the accusations.  Such organizations have actually accused network printers of being file sharers.

Please don’t take it the wrong way, I am not a pirate but simply have my concerns over a process that seems to be trending to “guilty until proven innocent” vs the opposite.  In a day where the Internet is becoming the equivilent of a horse to a man in the days of the old west, should we not try and make it difficult to remove what is becoming an item required to live and thrive?  After all, back in the day, the reason horse theft was a hanging offense is because it was vital to life.