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bandwidth rape

bandwidth rape
 n.— «Turner also saw his computer server suddenly flooded with Internet data traffic at about 100 times the normal rate—a major concern, because he is billed for all data that flows into and out of the server. In what’s known as “bandwidth rape,” tens of thousands of copies of his Web site and files were being downloaded to the same computers in an apparent bid to saddle him with overwhelming bandwidth fees and force him to shut down, Turner claims.» —“Cyber foes shut mouth of hate-talk radio host” by Peter J. Sampson The Record (New Jersey) Feb. 1, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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