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Downloading a Skyrim Mod Pack Can Cost You Your Internet Connection? * TorrentFreak


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If you repeatedly download and share pirated content you risk losing your Internet access in the United States. Faced with liability lawsuits, ISPs are more inclined to take this drastic action today, which can have grave consequences. For one subscriber, downloading a Skyrim mod appears to have been too much. But is this really what the game’s creators want?

skyrimIn the United States, Internet providers are required to “adopt and reasonably implement” a repeat infringer policy.

Under this policy, ISPs have to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers “in appropriate circumstances”.

This language has been part of the DMCA for over two decades. Up until a few years ago, it was rare for ISPs to take action but, after several multi-million dollar lawsuits, things have changed.

It makes sense to sanction someone whose connection is structurally flagged for piracy, despite repeated and acknowledged warnings. However, given the vital importance…

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