Some moron in the Government Accountability Office is paranoid about internet congestion and using A1H1 as an excuse to control ISP's in the US. I can almost feel the disbelief in Stephen Yagielowicz as he writes this story about Homeland Security's research findings and how massive telecommuting might threaten the national communications system.
"ISP" tag (sorted by SiNergy)
The government sanctioned Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has created a program where they hand administrative powers to internet service providers to control applications being used online. The ISP's are given the chance to clean up Canadian cyberspace and police it against piracy.
Here is a perfect example of how the government deals with problems in the Internet. Most of the time, they react instinctively and does things that are hit or miss. Their ideas may look good on paper. But in reality, it is a task that is difficult to pull off.
Finally, the FCC is finally looking at mounting complaints over Internet Service
Providers who overpromise their Internet speed. In a study made recently by the FCC,
ISP's have been falling short what they claim to be by as much as 80%.
A task force is now being set up to start regulating these companies and to penalize
After issuing numerous warnings to stop selling counterfeit bags and accessories, Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. finally had enough of these numerous online vendors and decided to hit them where it will hurt the most: by going after the two California companies who hosts their sites.
The FTC announced that it shutdown Pricewert, a San Jose, Calif. ISP that allegedly participates in the distribution of spam, child porn, and other harmful electronic content. According to the FTC's complaint, Pricewert recruits and conspires with criminals seeking to distribute illegal and harmful electronic content over the Internet.
NY Congressman Eric Massa has introduced bill designed to prevent and possibly cap excessive Internet use charges. The Broadband Internet Fairness Act would require Internet providers to get permission from the FTC before shifting to usage-based pricing. Also, ISPs would have to hold public hearings, just like utilities, before they'd be allowed to raise rates.
I had posted a story awhile back talking about how U.S. ISPs were going along with RIAA’s plan for a three-strikes-and-you’re-cut-off policy and the fact that some big ISPs were already testing it out. Well it sounds like the ISPs are rebelling against the RIAA, at least when it comes to this policy, saying cut-offs would only happen by court order and not told to do so by the RIAA.
As the war on piracy rages on, it would seem that the focus has moved from prosecuting individuals to targeting ISPs. While it would seem that many US ISPs are bowing down to the RIAA, it’s nice to see that some ISPs are standing up to these types of groups.
I get that copyright holders want to protect their property and fighting piracy seems like an never-ending battle, but this is just ridiculous! Copyright holder advocates want Spanish ISPs to pay for alleged revenue losses due to piracy. They are demanding ISPs impose a surcharge on all customer accounts and cut off access of alleged copyright infringers.