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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Walking a fine line

Big mistake on this Comcast ruling. (Rule in favor of Comcast to purposely slow down Internet traffic.)

I do not know the specific ruling, but the courts are walking a fine line toward preventing Internet innovation.

I hope this ruling is specific to sites that are peer-to-peer, known for illegal downloads, and will not be used as precedent for allowing general traffic to be slowed at the whims the telco or cable company.

For instance, now that Comcast owns NBC, I hope they simply do not decide to slow down the Internet speeds of all their competitors like YouTube, Yahoo etc. (Remember they own and iVillage.) To me that is just wrong.

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