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Swedish bloggers give MEP a kicking over media pluralism

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| The committee’s statement on the report proposes other clear assaults on 
| freedom and democracy such as “editorial charters” to stop owners, 
| shareholders and governments interfering with editorial content, and 
| introducing fees for the commercial use of user-generated content.   


P2P does not harm networks

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| However engineers reading the document here said that the whole idea is bogus 
| as blockages in one area can be easily re-routed. The congestion Bell claims 
| to be suffering from is nothing and its figures completely dispel the myth  
| that P2P is crushing the internet.  


DOJ sinks another EliteTorrent admin

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| Daniel Dove, 26, was convicted by a jury on separate counts of "conspiracy 
| and felony copyright infringement," the US Department of Justice announced  
| today. 


Allowing people to find Linux ISOs is now a crime? Did the man encourage people
to share copyrighted material or was a generic service merely run (and abused
by users)? The intellectual monopolies punish the medium rather than those who


BitTorrent Admin Monitored by US Government, Forced to Dump Linux

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| Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is to have 
| his internet connection forcibly monitored by the US Government. If that 
| wasn’t bad enough, the monitoring software is Windows based - which means he 
| is being forced to ditch Linux - or face being barred from the internet.   


Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed 
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP 
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking 
| the transmission of future packets.   
| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead 
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be 
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection.   


Comcast Isn’t Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn’t net neutral, Consumerist blog has 
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed 
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives 
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works,   


Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government 
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them 
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees.  


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting

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