Just a thought…
What is the main primaly use of your internet connection ?
Say you use more than 50% of the internet connection to download data with “questionable content”. For instance… games or mp3’s
Now , i assume you have to pay for that internet connection.
Perhaps even a monthly subscription for it.
The more bandwith/speed , the more the montly subscription would cost eh ?
If you gave up your internet connection , i’m sure you could save quite some money. Perhaps with the saved money you also could buy several “legal content”. For instance … games or music cd’s.
Now , i don’t want to talk about the legal/illegal issue , but where in the costs of all is the break even point ?
Say you pay $50 per month for your cool interenet conneciton. You would like to play an average of 1 new game and buy 1 new music cd per month.
If you gave up your internet connection , it could be easily feasible to pay for those games.
I know … new cool games may cost more than $50 , but if you plan to wait till it’s cheaper you’d easiliy buy it for $25. Same may apply for music cd’s (Though in the Netherlands it usually doesn’t).
If games would cost $10 … would you even think of using “questionable content”… is it really worth all the fuss ?
Don’t say you use your huge bandwith internet connection for the sole purpose of emailing or msn’ing , because if that were the case , you could easiliy have sufficient speed by using a dial up account (And still save money when compared to DSL or cable , which you can use for new games and music).
Where would your break even point be ? $20 ? $30 ?