DrageMester: You are completely missing the point here. Think about this – if the outfit referred to in the original post is offering an account with 10 gigabytes per month of download for free in the hope of selling accounts with even greater download limits, then what are people downloading? Surely they could not exceed 10 gigs per month download and reading text. If you were a speed reader, and read 24/7 for the rest of your natural life, you would never read 1 gig of ascii text.
So what are they downloading? Movies, music, software, porn, … Usenet is a VERY good alternative to P2P sharing and torrents. See the post above by heyman421 about the RIAA possibly going after usenet.
MegaDETH: re what you said about “they (RIAA etc) don’t have the balls or the money to stop it”. The RIAA does not function on “balls”, or courage, to use a more exact word. They function on implied impugnity. Here in the USA, we do not hold corporate leaders responsible for their actions. (With very rare exceptions, see Enron.) And as to money, the members of the RIAA have a vast, almost unlimited amount of money available to them. So let’s not tempt fate, okay?
On the subject of usenet providers, I use and recommend http://www.newshosting.com
Their unlimited account for $15 per month truly is unlimited, and I have found their service to be very reliable in the two years plus that I have used them.