BBC ISP's should assume heavy VPN traffic means the user is pirating TV shows.

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    In a submission to the Australian Government on the issue of online piracy, the BBC Worldwide indicates that ISPs should be obliged to monitor their customers' activities. Service providers should become suspicious that customers could be pirating if they use VPN-style services and consume a lot of bandwidth, the BBC says.

    Read the full article here: BBC: ISPS SHOULD ASSUME HEAVY VPN USERS ARE PIRATES

    The article is an interesting read and a pretty bad generalisation, especially from the BBC.
    With that view you might as well say anyone using any sort of encrypted traffic is a pirate, Remote Desktop, SSH, SFTP, any site using SSL. I expected better from the BBC to be honest (for some reason).
     
  2. Dark Scyth

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    It's no longer innocent until proven guilty, now it's guilty until proven innocent. I can't imagine this kind of thinking will lighten up anytime soon.
     
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    Even if it ever became a reality its going to be impossible to police / prove what traffic is going through the VPN. Time better spent else where.
     

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