1. After getting the rather new and much larger bill for using up the bandwith, he's going to think twice since its going to cost him money now.2. My connection speed goes upNot so much--TWC is tying the transfer quotas to the speed tiers. So you can get fast and (comparably, but still low by any sane standard) high cap, or slow and low cap. It rather annoys me since if they take it national, it means my prices are liable to go up. Hopefully the backlash is enough in Texas that they don't.I expect, as do many, that file sharing is just a scapegoat in that particular case. They're likely just doing it to try and make a bit of extra cash while not having to bother building up their network any. Plus there's the added benefit of strangling online streaming video (it was recently found that Youtube and similar are using more bandwidth than P2P overall) so people have to keep using cable TV.
It's believed the real reason is to discourage people from dropping cable TV due to them downloading movies instead. DSL companies aren't bothering with bandwidth caps.
As for the seizing of computers- simple workaround, which I know some people do, is to use the old computer for downloading/virus-canary. Also, most people are smart enough to not get caught three times.
Honestly, that last market is the one situation where I feel piracy is justified. With a true lack of honest demos for games, and very iffy quality on many games- I am VERY reluctant to buy things site unseen, unless it's a sequel of something I enjoyed before. This is one reason you don't see many new original games. I'd say of the last two years of PC games I bought, I ended up regretting more then half of the purchases, and can safely say the only games I've bought that have been worth my money in the past two years were Galciv 2 and Twilight (DA was close but no cigar), Team Fortress 2, EUIII:IN, and Civ 4 (which barely made it) On the console side: I have only bought 2 games: VF5 and Soul Calibur 4- both are excellent (Yes, I have SC4 before the street date, I had a hook-up. If you're wondering, the online play is good on 360 and horrid on PS3. No slowdown on 360 either) Overall, I'd say I've spent about $600 on PC games over the past two years, and gotten about $600 of utility, but about $550 of it from the games I mentioned above.
Yes, I am a VERY picky consumer. It takes a lot to get my dollar, and Stardock does it for me. Not many others do.