Internet Filtering Lobby ?
ge at linuxbox.org
Fri Sep 26 09:12:30 CDT 2008
On Fri, 26 Sep 2008, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> Does anyone know what this group is really about and how it might actually
> impact real networks ?
Reminds me of something Fergie said at ISOI 5 just a couple of weeks ago:
if only the records industry was interested in folks like Atrivo and RBN
(as they would be doing warez). Oh wait!
This seems more like a copyright (and similar) issues group, which
wants to filter valid user content (illegal or not) rather than abusive
content which damages the net's daily operations.
> Behind the lobby are AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Viacom
> and the Songwriters Guild of America. Among other things, the lobby,
> calledArts+Labs, says "network operators must have the flexibility to manage
> and expand their networks to defend against net pollution and illegal
> file-trafficking which threatens to congest and delay the network for all
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