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Net neutrality rules may fuel piracy Published: April 28, 2014

As corporations battle over internet control and profit, disenfranchised consumers may turn to illegal means to get the content they crave.

According to reports, the FCC will allow a fast lane for data-heavy services when new rules are published in May. Critics say this violates the so-called "net neutrality" principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally.

If such growing costs trickle down to consumers, experts believe a life of internet piracy may seem appealing for those accustomed to cheaper access.

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