Friday, July 11, 2008

Thank you, FCC?

I know, I'm just as confused about that title as you should be if you know how much I despise that waste of space FCC, but they've FINALLY done something right and listened to their own charter!

The head of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday he will recommend that the nation's largest cable company be punished for violating agency principles that guarantee customers open access to the Internet.

The potentially precedent-setting move stems from a complaint against Comcast Corp. that the company had blocked Internet traffic among users of a certain type of "file sharing" software that allows them to exchange large amounts of data.
I am genuinely shocked that the FCC had the balls to do their job in this situation, but perhaps this is a sign of better things to come?

This has been a longstanding argument of mine against both the FCC and the RIAA regarding downloads, privacy and the corporate douchebaggery that has retarded the growth of some technology (unless it is under the control of the RIAA of course), but this is quite possibly one of the bigger decisions to go "my" way!

This shall be a good day, I am certain of it :)

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