Friday, January 11, 2008

AT&T and Other I.S.P.'s Gearing Up for Friendly Censorship


Gawd, I love this meter.
Fortunately its calibrated so
it doesn't detect my bullshit.

So much for online research for term papers and such. Fuck. This really blows.

Jesus H Christ late to class, but one of the beautiful things about the internets tubes was the access to information you would have to obtain, at a much slower rate, at the local public library...if there is one.

Just what is the difference between going to the library, writing down information, with prober attribution, and cutting and pasting the same information off the internets tubes, again with proper attribution?

Answer: No fucking difference.

If you deal with any of these companies, contact them and tell them this is unacceptable.
For the last 15 years, Internet service providers have acted - to use an old cliche - as wide-open information super-highways, letting data flow uninterrupted and unimpeded between users and the Internet.

But I.S.P.'s may be about to embrace a new metaphor: traffic cop.

At a small panel discussion about digital piracy at NBC's booth on the Consumer Electronics Show floor, representatives from NBC, Microsoft, several digital filtering companies and the telecom giant AT&T said the time was right to start filtering for copyrighted content at the network level.

Via The Signs.

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