P2P plug-in could detect net neutrality violations

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| Users of Vuze's Aureus, a file sharing platform based on BitTorrent
| file-sharing technology, can download a free plug-in that checks Internet
| communications every 10 minutes. It assesses the number of attempted
| communications versus those interrupted by a reset packet, a tool that breaks
| connections with computers attempting downloads.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...467417&rid=-50

The media/music industry has already decided which protocols it 'owns' and
can 'police'.


Related:

Comcast, Microsoft team up to serve smaller firms

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| Microsoft's move to offer the online software suite appears designed to
| compete with a similar offering from rival Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote,
| Profile, Research) known as Google Apps. *
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0071114?rpc=44


Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees. *
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http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front...C_hearing.html


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...net-neutrality


Allegations fly in FCC hearing aftermath

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| Comcast Corp. on Tuesday acknowledged hiring people to fill seats before the
| start of a contentious federal hearing on how the company manages its
| broadband network, allowing its employees to take those seats when the
| filled-to-capacity hearing started. *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080227/...net_regulation


US senator accuses FCC of rigging 700MHz auction

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| Wireless watchers are still waiting for the final results of the The Great
| American Wireless Auction, but that hasn't stopped at least one US Senator
| from dubbing the FCC's $20bn bid-off "a disaster". *
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02...00mhz_auction/


BitTorrent Admin Monitored by US Government, Forced to Dump Linux

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| Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is to have
| his internet connection forcibly monitored by the US Government. If that
| wasn’t bad enough, the monitoring software is Windows based - which means he
| is being forced to ditch Linux - or face being barred from the internet. *
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http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-a...to-dump-linux/


Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking
| the transmission of future packets. *
|
| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection. *
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9769645-46.html


Comcast Isn’t Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn’t net neutral, Consumerist blog has
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works, *
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http://mashable.com/2007/10/26/comca...hey-liars-too/