Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fear and Loathing on the Information Superhighway

Be careful out there. Yesterday, after a day of interrupted internet service, I called my provider and asked them what was up. 
I asked the customer service representative, "Hey, my internet's been down all day, just wondering what was going on?"
"Have you tried restarting the modem?" The man responded.
"Yeah, I tried that, and I ran a network diagnostic on it as well."
"Okay, well, I can try and see what's wrong with it from this end... Oh, here it is. You downloaded some copyrighted material, the Dark Knight."
"We got a message from the owner's of that material, and your service has been suspended. Let me transfer you to someone in that department."

After speaking with this other guy, and assuring him that I had, in fact, downloaded this content, and that I was a good boy and deleted, my service came back on immediately. Fucked up. Don't download anything that has to do with Warner Bros. or HBO. Welcome to the future.

Now my IP address is flagged, and two more violations along these lines will cause Grande to cancel my internets. It wasn't so much that I downloaded the material, but that was seeding it(which I usually don't do). What I can't get over is this: THEY TURNED MY INTERNET OFF!

The swine.


juancho said...

your every move is being watched from someone from somewhere, beware

PassivePastry said...

dirty downloader, you.

Flapjacks said...

i'm a pirate. arrrrrr.

TexasDeb said...

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not seed I'm telling you why...BIG BROTHER WILL SHUT OFF YOUR JUICE.

Wow. Good reminder there is nothing private on the personal computer any more.

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