RIAA going from bad to worse

The  RIAA has announced that they will no longer be suing people who illegally download music from the internet. Good news? Not really because they will be working with ISPs to disconnect offending users. No doubt that Comcast will be one of those ISPs as  Comcast is clearly opposed to NN as well as internet piracy.

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Comcast/BT Part 13: Is it over?

 It may seem that Comcast might have finely folded and laid their cards on the table by conceding, and making attempts at working out a solution to the whole BitTorrent thing (it’s a start). It’s too early to call this a win for the users but the end may finely be in sight. This will be still a long and bumpy road a head, but I am going to remain optimistic about the whole thing…

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Comcast/BT Part 11: FCC speaks clearly

It looks like the FCC is siding with users. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin says  “I think it’s important to understand that the commission is ready, willing and able to step in if necessary to correct any (unreasonable) practices that are ongoing today,” witch ‘came at the start of a day-long FCC hearing.

Martin acknowledged that broadband network operators have a legitimate need to manage the data flowing over their networks. But he said that “does not mean that they can arbitrarily block access to particular applications or services.”

Could this mean “network neutrality” is that much closer to being realized? Only time will tell…

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