Nick MacKechnie
#8 wire kinda guy.....

BitTorrent-blocking sees Comcast in the doo doo!

Sunday, 13 July 2008 22:13 by Nick MacKechnie

The head of the Federal Communications Commission will recommend that the US’s largest cable company be punished for violating agency principles that guarantee customers open access to the internet.

The potentially precedent-setting move stems from a complaint against Comcast that the company had blocked internet traffic among users of a certain type of "file sharing" software that allows them to exchange large amounts of data.

"The commission has adopted a set of principles that protects consumers access to the internet," FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said. "We found that Comcast's actions in this instance violated our principles."

Full article here -

OMG! Are these guys nuts! So.. the FCC is recommending to punish a US ISP for protecting against the illegal stealing of intellectual property – How crazy is that?


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