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 Post subject: Re: Federal court rules FCC has no jurisdiction over Internet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:42 am 
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I think there are more than skunks in this neighborhood.

If you take just the headline:
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Court: FCC has no power to regulate Net neutrality

Panel of three federal judges unanimously tosses out Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality sanctions aimed at Comcast, saying the agency has no legal authority to regulate BitTorrent throttling.


Okay, fine, who wouldn't want to thwart pirates?

But if they can throttle Bittorrent feeds, so too can they throttle Netflix, Youtube, and anything else Comcast (and eventually all providers) decide to throttle.

Suppose Comcast decides to partner with Hulu. Your Netflix feed is suddenly so slow that movies only play in SD. Or maybe not at all. Or even vice versa as I'm sure Netflix--the now musclebound streaming bully on the block--is more than willing to partner with the major's to squash startups.

Do you think that is outrageous? That it will never happen? I think that is the precise goal.

And hey, by the way, what are they doing inspecting my data packets for content anyway? They should be looking at header data to ascertain the destination IP and send it on its way.


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 Post subject: Re: Federal court rules FCC has no jurisdiction over Internet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:39 am 
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No need to check content. With the IP, port and destination the type of content can be determined.


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