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    Default Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    With the new anti piracy laws coming in today I predict that sales of large hard drives will tail off markedly.

    And who will need large data caps now ?

    (Aside from Peter Jackson)

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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    I wonder whether sales of 3G modems will increase, and 3G data costs go down, given that 3G won't be included in this law until 2013.

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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    Being with Slingshot and suffering speed bumps at times the new File Sharing Law will be a win win for me

    Who will need ADSL2

    Might even have to seek Counseling to handle the new speed

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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    I think that by and large the people who do it regularly will still keep doing it. It's only going to stop the 'opportunist' from giving it a try, and it may potentially change some of the 'perception' around piracy and downloading movies.
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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    Being with Slingshot and suffering speed bumps at times the new File Sharing Law will be a win win for me

    Who will need ADSL2

    Might even have to seek Counseling to handle the new speed
    Same for us on Xnet speeds should increase from today hopefully

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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    I am in favour of this. Telecom sent me a letter saying my cap has been lifted from 10GB to 20GB at no extra cost to moi!!

    I rang them back an cut my plan back to 10GB and now I save $10 a month. I don't think that is what they want?

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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    I am in favour of this. Telecom sent me a letter saying my cap has been lifted from 10GB to 20GB at no extra cost to moi!!

    I rang them back an cut my plan back to 10GB and now I save $10 a month. I don't think that is what they want?

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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    Yes you might find more people changing to a cheaper plan with there ISP as they no longer need the bigger cap.
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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    Yes, and I would not want to invest in that new second fibre optic cable to the USA, it will only be carrying emails !

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    Default Re: Sales of hard drives will fall drastically !

    Look at the up side to this new law, Maybe some new places may just pop up, and actually allow people to legally pay for at a reasonable price good quality movies / music.

    This was on fair go a while back (from memory) when asked the majority of people would quite happily pay a small fee to download good quality legal downloads - But when questioned the spokes person for the recording industry, why this service wasn't available in NZ, it was his attitude -- errrrrrrrr, ummmmm awhhhhhhh oh thats to much work , we would rather fine people. Maybe some one will set that up one day.

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