[WISPA] Venice Project would break many users' ISP conditions

2007-01-08 Thread Dawn DiPietro

Venice Project would break many users' ISP conditions

OUT-LAW News, 03/01/2007

Internet television system The Venice Project could break users' monthly 
internet bandwith limits in hours, according to the team behind it.


It downloads 320 megabytes (MB) per hour from users' computers, meaning 
that users could reach their monthly download limits in hours and that 
it could be unusable for bandwidth-capped users.


The Venice Project is the new system being developed by Janus Friis and 
Niklas Zennström, the Scandinavian entrepreneurs behind the 
revolutionary services Kazaa and Skype. It is currently being used by 
6,000 beta testers and is due to be launched next year.


The data transfer rate is revealed in the documentation sent to beta 
testers and the instructions make it very clear what the bandwidth 
requirements are so that users are not caught out.


Under a banner saying 'Important notice for users with limits on their 
internet usage', the document says: The Venice Project is a streaming 
video application, and so uses a relatively high amount of bandwidth per 
hour. One hour of viewing is 320MB downloaded and 105 Megabytes 
uploaded, which means that it will exhaust a 1 Gigabyte cap in 10 hours. 
Also, the application continues to run in the background after you close 
the main window.


For this reason, if you pay for your bandwidth usage per megabyte or 
have your usage capped by your ISP, you should be careful to always exit 
the Venice Project client completely when you are finished watching it, 
says the document


Many ISPs offer broadband connections which are unlimited to use by 
time, but have limits on the amount of data that can be transferred over 
the connection each month. Though limits are 'advisory' and not strict, 
users who regularly far exceed the limits break the terms of their deals.


BT's most basic broadband package BT Total Broadband Package 1, for 
example, has a 2GB monthly 'usage guideline'. This would be reached 
after 20 hours of viewing.


The software is also likely to transfer data even when not being used. 
The Venice system is going to run on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, which 
means that users host and send the programmes to other users in an 
automated system.


OUT-LAW has seen screenshots from the system and talked to one of the 
testers of it, who reports very favourably on its use. This is going to 
be the one. I've used some of the other software out there and it's 
fine, but my dad could use this, they've just got it right, he said. 
It looks great, you fire it up and in two minutes you're live, you're 
watching television.


The source said that claims being made for the system being near high 
definition in terms of picture quality are wide of the mark. It's not 
high definition. It's the same as normal television, he said.

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Re: [WISPA] Venice Project would break many users' ISP conditions

2007-01-08 Thread Carl A jeptha
I wonder if MT will be able to block it. Because right now I don't allow 
p2p or bit torrent on my network, and it is successfully blocked by MT.



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Dawn DiPietro wrote:

Venice Project would break many users' ISP conditions

OUT-LAW News, 03/01/2007

Internet television system The Venice Project could break users' 
monthly internet bandwith limits in hours, according to the team 
behind it.


It downloads 320 megabytes (MB) per hour from users' computers, 
meaning that users could reach their monthly download limits in hours 
and that it could be unusable for bandwidth-capped users.


The Venice Project is the new system being developed by Janus Friis 
and Niklas Zennström, the Scandinavian entrepreneurs behind the 
revolutionary services Kazaa and Skype. It is currently being used by 
6,000 beta testers and is due to be launched next year.


The data transfer rate is revealed in the documentation sent to beta 
testers and the instructions make it very clear what the bandwidth 
requirements are so that users are not caught out.


Under a banner saying 'Important notice for users with limits on their 
internet usage', the document says: The Venice Project is a streaming 
video application, and so uses a relatively high amount of bandwidth 
per hour. One hour of viewing is 320MB downloaded and 105 Megabytes 
uploaded, which means that it will exhaust a 1 Gigabyte cap in 10 
hours. Also, the application continues to run in the background after 
you close the main window.


For this reason, if you pay for your bandwidth usage per megabyte or 
have your usage capped by your ISP, you should be careful to always 
exit the Venice Project client completely when you are finished 
watching it, says the document


Many ISPs offer broadband connections which are unlimited to use by 
time, but have limits on the amount of data that can be transferred 
over the connection each month. Though limits are 'advisory' and not 
strict, users who regularly far exceed the limits break the terms of 
their deals.


BT's most basic broadband package BT Total Broadband Package 1, for 
example, has a 2GB monthly 'usage guideline'. This would be reached 
after 20 hours of viewing.


The software is also likely to transfer data even when not being used. 
The Venice system is going to run on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, 
which means that users host and send the programmes to other users in 
an automated system.


OUT-LAW has seen screenshots from the system and talked to one of the 
testers of it, who reports very favourably on its use. This is going 
to be the one. I've used some of the other software out there and it's 
fine, but my dad could use this, they've just got it right, he said. 
It looks great, you fire it up and in two minutes you're live, you're 
watching television.


The source said that claims being made for the system being near high 
definition in terms of picture quality are wide of the mark. It's 
not high definition. It's the same as normal television, he said.

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