Friday, November 16, 2007

Comcast sued for (denying) Bit Torrent blocking

It was only a matter of time. After all the mess made by Comcast when they decided to block bit torrent traffic (and actively denying it) one customer decided not to wait any longer:

Jon Hart, a Comcast subscriber from California couldn’t take it anymore and decided to take legal action. He filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday and demands that Comcast stops the BitTorrent traffic interference. In addition he wants Comcast to pay him, and all other Comcast customers in California, damages for not giving him the “crazy fast speeds” they advertised.

It will be interesting to see how this works out.
This may very well be a decisive step in whether we'll have a free, all-protocol uncensured internet access, or a ISP traffic-shaping policy allowing just the traffic they decide to let by.

Source [TorrentFreak]

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