Elon Musk's space corporation SpaceX has received more than 500 thousand paid pre-orders for a set of the Starlink satellite Internet equipment. Each of those who pre-ordered the set paid a deposit of $99, but the company says it is fully refundable.
On Twitter, Elon Musk expressed his confidence that most of these 500 thousand people will become Starlink users. At the same time, the entrepreneur noted that some potential customers might face restrictions due to the population density in cities:
In early May, SpaceX sent another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, bringing their constellation to nearly 1,500 satellites.
It also became known that SpaceX bans downloads of pirated content via its Starlink satellite internet. Reddit user Substrate-97 spoke about his attempt to download pirated content over Starlink internet, and it turned out that Elon Musk's company strictly complies with copyright laws.
Reddit user has been using Starlink's internet for two months. Everything was fine until he received an official warning letter from SpaceX after illegally downloading movies copyrighted by a Fortune 500 company. The company noted that if he violates the copyright rules once again, the user would be suspended or completely blocked.
The operator is likely using traditional anti-piracy mechanisms. If the copyright holder monitors the torrent download of the file, the user receives a warning when trying to download, after which the copyright owner sends the operator a list of those IP addresses from which violations were recorded.