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[News] New Scandal Around Net Neutrality and the FCC

  • Subject: [News] New Scandal Around Net Neutrality and the FCC
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:08:34 +0100
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Is Net Neutrality a FCC Trojan Horse?

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| On Thursday, Federal Communications 
| Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski 
| is expected to unveil draft rules aimed at 
| imposing network neutrality obligations on 
| Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In the 
| excitement surrounding the announcement, 
| however, many have overlooked the fact that 
| the this rulemaking is built on a shoddy and 
| dangerous foundation â the idea that the FCC 
| has unlimited authority to regulate the 
| Internet.
| Genachowski has announced that the draft 
| regulations will require ISPs to abide by 
| the "Four Freedoms" set forth in the FCC's 
| 2005 Internet Policy Statement, as well as 
| the additional principles of 
| nondiscrimination and transparency. EFF 
| strongly believes in these six principles. 
| Our work speaks for itself: we are 
| developing software tools to Test Your ISP 
| in the wake of uncovering Comcastâs meddling 
| with BitTorrent traffic, seeking a DMCA 
| exemption to let you run applications of 
| your choice on your mobile phone, and 
| fighting Hollywoodâs efforts to force DRM 
| restrictions into your television.


Public Knowledge Tells FCC Movie Industry Plan for Set-Top Boxes Will Hurt Consumers

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| A proposal by the motion picture industry to 
| use âselectable output controlâ to hobble 
| the functions of set top boxes wonât stop 
| movie theft but will harm consumers, Public 
| Knowledge told the Federal Communications 
| Commission



Did the FCC bribe US carriers on net neutrality?

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| Debate at this week's CTIA shindig has
| apparently been about efficient spectrum
| use, but is the FCC just bribing the
| network operators to accept net
| neutrality without a fight?


Lawmakers seek FCC probe into Google Voice

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| A group of Republicans and Democrats in
| the U.S. House of Representatives called
| on the Federal Communications Commission
| to investigate Google Inc's ability to
| block calls to rural telephone exchanges.


FCC questions Google Voice's expensive call blocker

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| The US Federal Communications Commission
| wants Google to explain how its voice
| service application blocks costly calls
| to rural areas.

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