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As far as I can tell this is the way it will work
1. the isps will not be inspecting your traffic, packets or anything else
2. the bpi will connect to (say) the torrent on mininova called 'wall-e'
3. they will note all the IP addresses of people downloading that file
4. they will forward that list to the isps who will send out the letters
5. expressly stated is that the isps will NOT give the BPI the names/addresses correcponding to their IP list but will simply agree to send out the letters accoring to that list
It is really quite simply.
When you buy a music CD, you are buying a physical CD ( yours to do with as you wish) and a licence to listen to the music IN THAT FORMAT. That's why it's a copyright infringement to rip the music to mp3.
Same with software. The physical disk is yours, the software on it is subject to the EULA which may say no transferring etc etc
I'm not saying this is acceptable, just that this is the way it is at the moment.
If the ELUA says no transferring, selling secondhand etc etc than that's what it says.
Equally, if you rip a CD to mp3 then you are copyright infringing (unless there are specific laws in your country striking down this and allowing format-shifting)
Sucks, but there it is.
Now, if the Autocad had already previously been installed on a machine and the guy was selling it on ebay (even if the machine was no longer using it) then the EULA would prohibit the licence transfer and I would imagine the company's servers would enforce that rule, so the new owner would not be able to activate that copy of Autocad once he had installed it.
If it was a brand new unopened copy of Autocad, then he had a perfect right to sell it.
This, IMHO, is no different from what's been going on for years. Customs have always had the power to go throught your suitcase, any notebooks (the paper kind), books etc you are carrying. They have looked at videos you carry (especially if they suspect they are porn videos), CDs etc. They can emplty your washbag looking for drugs etc.
Customs have always had pretty well unlimited powers - more than the police.
Bottom line - for a very long time if you enter a country (pretty well any country) you can be subject to any kind of searching including a full strip invasive body search so why does anyone think a laptop is somehow exempt?
Yes I think you are right, if you use your connection for anything 'illegal' your connection can be terminated and you will be liable for outstanding monthly rental up to yout 12 month contract
However, is downloading 'illegal'?? I thought it was a civil matter - copyright infringement???
Call me Mr Stupid but to me they have it exactly the wrong way around for multiple-partiton systems.
For multiple-partition systems they should back up the C-drive once, and the d-drive (likely to be the data drive) contilually as changes are made.
The c-drive would be a 'known good state' backup, and could be restored to that state in the case of drive failure, virus damage etc etc
The d-drive would contain changes made to data and files could be dragged and dropped back onto the d-drive as required in case a restore was wanted.
What is the point of continully backing up the OS drive? I for one would not like to guess what system files to drag and drop back to repair, say, a virus attack.
The is exactly the way we do it now. We use (say) Acronis True Image to take a known good image of the c-drive and (say) external usb drives to drag and drop out data for backup.
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