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[News] Restrictions/Bad Laws Come Under Attack

  • Subject: [News] Restrictions/Bad Laws Come Under Attack
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:59:42 +0000
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Average American Consumes 34 Gigs Of Data Per Day; Good Thing ISPs Want To Limit You To 5 Gigs/Month

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| There's a new study that's making the 
| rounds, noting that the average American 
| consumes about 34 gigs worth of 
| data/information each day. That number has 
| been increasing at a pretty fast pace as 
| well. This is, obviously, not just internet 
| data. It includes TV, radio, mobile phones, 
| newspapers, video games, etc. However, what 
| struck me is that more and more of that is 
| moving to the internet, and that seems like 
| a trend that will continue. And, yet, we 
| still hear stories of ISPs looking to put in 
| place broadband caps that are as low as 5 
| gigs per month. Clearly, something has to 
| give. Even Comcast's relatively generous cap 
| of 250 gigs per month could run into trouble 
| at some point as well. 


Watchdog spanks FCC over US wireless

,----[ Quote ]
| In a 71-page report (PDF) entitled, rather 
| directly, "FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of 
| Wireless Phone Service," the US Government 
| Accountability Office (GAO) spanks the FCC 
| for its sloppy handling of customer 
| complaints.


Comic Dara O'Briain says libel laws 'quash dissent'

,----[ Quote ]
| Libel laws in England and Wales are being 
| used to bully people into silence and quash 
| dissent, campaigners including comic Dara 
| O'Briain claim.
| O'Briain told the Law Society he backed 
| calls to reform the "ridiculous system" that 
| was attracting "libel tourists". 



P2P Pre-Settlement Letters In Germany May Have Been Illegal; Lawyer
Who Reveals This Threatened With Lawsuit

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| There have been plenty of legal questions
| over the activities of a small group of
| companies in Europe, including law firm
| Davenport Lyons, ACS:Law, Logistep and
| Digiprotect among others -- who all seem to
| work together to purposely put files online
| that they have licensed, and then send
| threat letters to the owner of any IP
| address that connects to them. This leads
| to a fair number of totally bogus demands
| for people to pay up to avoid getting sued.
| Apparently, the business is quite
| profitable, even as no actual lawsuits have
| been filed.
| [...]
| After a German lawyer, Thomas Stadler,
| reviewed all this and posted his analysis
| saying that the efforts in Germany were
| clearly illegal under German law (Google
| translation from the original) , the German
| lawyer who had sent the original document
| (the leaked one, detailing how these
| operations worked), Udo Kornmeier sent him
| a cease-and-desist letter (again, Google
| translation from the original), demanding
| he take down his blog post that showed the
| whole operation was illegal. Apparently,
| lawyers who may be breaking the law in
| Germany don't like other lawyers exposing
| them...

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