Saturday, October 20, 2007

Business & Technology | Comcast blocks some file sharing | Seattle Times Newspaper

Hmmm... 

The interference, which The Associated Press (AP) confirmed through nationwide tests, is the most drastic example yet of data discrimination by a U.S. Internet service provider (ISP). It involves company computers masquerading as those of its users.

If widely applied by other ISPs, the technology Comcast is using would be a crippling blow to the BitTorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella file-sharing networks. While these are mainly known as sources of copyrighted music, software and movies, BitTorrent in particular is emerging as a legitimate tool for quickly disseminating legal content.

Business & Technology | Comcast blocks some file sharing | Seattle Times Newspaper

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