by Mike Masnick
Tue, Mar 29th 2011 4:27pm
It's really amazing the sort of propaganda that gets thrown around by the entertainment industry about how pretty much all uses of BitTorrent are evil and about infringing. It leads to ridiculous situations like Rogers Communications, up in Canada, throttling World of Warcraft players' connections, in an incredibly hamfisted attempt to throttle file sharing. Rogers apparently just targeted all BitTorrent usage, perhaps not realizing that there are legitimate uses of BitTorrent, including for World of Warcraft. Rogers claims that it's working to "fix" the problem, but perhaps the way to fix it is to just invest in bandwidth and stop worrying about what protocol your users are using.
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