> Bad news: We have received another DMCA complaint yesterday, and today > Softlayer told our ISP Midphase that they want our server removed from Another note for long term planning... It may be worthwhile to shop for a circuit from a Tier-1/2 network entity. Such circuits are provisioned from NAP's where they have presence. You then need to rent only a rack. Benefit: No longer have colo/server companies as middlemen. The pipe is entirely yours, you're renting strictly real estate as real estate in a neutral facility. Drawback: The Tier-1/2's still have AUP's to research. Cost, mostly because there's nobody but you paying the missing oversubscription. Bonus: By then you pretty much need to be, and should be, your own colo/server compan[y/ies] as well, partly to get back some oversubscription. Also, in the corporate "structuring" to skin the cat :) Hello, yes, I'd like to report copyr... ticket, unable to process. Next hop... Hello, yes, I'd like to report copyr... ticket, unable to process. Next hop... Hello, yes, I'd like to report copyr... ticket, unable to process. Next hop... Hello, yes, I'm giving up. Example: Cogent used to sell 100Mb dedicated for $1000/mo. I've seen them at $7-$6/Mb recently for 100Mb-1Gb, full term. One could find any list of Tier-1's and check them. Also you should look at where the PirateBays, WikiLeaks, Torrent/Warez, free/hate speech, drug, RapidShare's, etc sites are hosted and the pipes behind them. Unfortunately, short of laying fiber and becoming a Tier-1, life may wind up being a series of hops. Even if you were a Tier-1, the others could just gang up and de-peer you. I'm still hoping for a worldwide net of conjoined community nets that are simply too big a profit userbase to de-peer from the commercial net.