And, why would they, really, since the content found on The Pirate Bay was usually just pure files and available for free. Actually, it was merely pointers to content which was never hosted on the Pirate Bay in the first place.
I've been wondering from day one why they haven't been fighting back harder and now it sadly looks like it's going to cost them. Problem is, for too long they trusted German politicians to show some common sense and the fact that these politicians will still be screwed over by the media despite having made sure they got their precious Leistungsschutzecht is only a cold comfort.
Correct. The media's illogical and fact-challenged lobbying for the Leistungsschutzrecht has been an eye-opener to many people wondering what else has been kept from them. Still, the Leistungsschutzrecht came through and the medias campaign against Google is in full swing.
They did so (very late in the game) with the German "Leistungsschutzrecht" and got chastised immediately by everybody and their mom about daring to use their site to start a campaign. Immediately the usual suspects claimed they were abusing their dominant position in the market.
Most of the examples of throttling go back years when bandwidth, in particular mobile broadband was more constrained . Exception being tethering, which hwile i would love to see tethering uncapped, its obvious why its not. Mobile broadband is a shared medium.
So, it totally makes sense to increase speed so people burn through their cap in less then a day?