Please take a look at that and tell me how it wouldn't apply to a DRM scheme.
This, of course, only applies to the US. Other jurisdictions may have other laws covering "access control technologies" and DRM.
Germany is that bad? Is it only some places?
The Deutsche Telekom and some others throttle their customers connections when they reach certain limits but other ISPs don't so droste should switch his ISP asap.
See http://werdrosselt.de for more informations.
I'm all for functional and easy Blu-Ray playback on Linux. I own hundreds of movies and having Blu-Ray playback on a multi-media notebook is something I want for my next laptop purchase so getting that on Linux would mean I could ditch Windows.
And don't get me started on mobile internet...
You really should change your service. It is no problem here to get fast Internet cheap without artificial bandwidth limit based on traffic.But the pricing is ridiculous and you get down to 16kbits after a few GB of downloads.
This is not a Germany wide problem, it is the problem of you choosing a crappy ISP.