Overheard: Word of the Day

Jan 9 2008   11:08PM GMT

Overheard: Who gets to be the copyright police?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

brad_stone.jpg Network-level filtering means your Internet service provider – Comcast, AT&T, EarthLink, or whoever you send that monthly check to – could soon start sniffing your digital packets, looking for material that infringes on someone’s copyright.

Brad Stone, AT&T and Other ISPs May Be Getting Ready to Filter

All this talk about the future responsibilities of ISPs reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle. I’ve been saving all the pieces and putting them together in various ways, but the picture always turns out the same. Tiered Internet Services.

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