Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ISPs and Content Providers Playing Footsie....

Anyone who wonders about why ISPs are degrading internet service - except for content that they they like - might want to look at the program for this conference coming up in the UK.

For example:
Day Two of the Summit will kickstart with an ISP-rights holder panel analysing consumer awareness on content online. Summit participants will then explore how an agreed self-regulatory model might work before discussing the feasibility of filtering technologies to prevent unlawful content and maintain clear and running networks, and the viability of other decryption and digital rights technologies.
Meanwhile, in the USA, where some people still believe in antitrust law and an open internet, a bill has been introduced that would treat interference or content-blocking as violations of antitrust law.


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