BBC and ISPs clash over iPlayer

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A row about who should pay for extra network costs incurred by the iPlayer has broken out between internet service providers (ISPs) and the BBC. ISPs say the on-demand TV service is putting strain on...

AT&T and Other ISPs May Be Getting Ready to Filter

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For the last 15 years, Internet service providers have acted - to use an old cliche - as wide-open information super-highways, letting data flow uninterrupted and unimpeded between users and the Internet. But I.S.P.’s may...

ISPs Suspected of Massive Identity Theft in Korea

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Police are investigating South Korea's two biggest internet service providers, KT and Hanaro Telecom Inc., on suspicion that they broke identity theft laws on more than seven million occasions. The two companies are suspected of...

ISPs don't work for the RIAA

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The EFF chimes in on the leaked RIAA letter that earlier this week exposed the industry's new effort to avoid the legal process in their campaign against p2p file traders. "EFF and others have...

Leaked Letter shows RIAA pressuring ISPs

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The RIAA is asking for additional cooperation from ISPs in getting customers targeted by the RIAA's file-sharing sting to cooperate, according to a letter recently leaked to P2P attorney Ray Beckerman. In it, the RIAA...

British Music Industry Threatens ISPs Over Piracy

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The music industry opened up a new front in the war on online music piracy yesterday, threatening to sue internet service providers that allow customers to illegally share copyrighted tracks over their networks. The International...

FBI director wants ISPs to track users

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FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday called on Internet service providers to record their customers' online activities, a move that anticipates a fierce debate over privacy and law enforcement in Washington next year. "Terrorists coordinate...

British ISPs Must Identify File Sharers

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British record companies applauded Friday's ruling in court that gave them the right to obtain the identities of people who use file sharing programs from Internet service providers. The labels were looking for the identities...

Leading ISPs Sue More Spammers

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AOL, EarthLink, Microsoft and Yahoo file seven spam lawsuits, the companies' second round this year using the federal CAN-SPAM law. A coalition of the country's leading ISPs on Thursday announced another round...

Largest ISPs Attack 'Zombies'

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The country's largest e-mail account providers called yesterday for a worldwide industry assault on "zombies," personal computers that have been unwittingly commandeered by spammers and used to send out unwanted e-mail and malicious programs. ...

ISPs to Boost Dodgy Downloading?

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Peer-to-peer traffic is one of the biggest headaches for internet service providers, but now a Swedish company says it has developed technology that can help handle the load. Last week, Stockholm-based Joltid...

RIAA subpoenas ISPs

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US recording industry carries out threat of forcing ISPs to hand over P2P users The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has begun to tighten the screws on hundreds of...

April 1 ADSL outage hits ISPs and users

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Great April Fools joke, from a company that is a joke! Part of BT's ADSL network was knocked out last night causing disruption to thousands of Net users in the UK. According to...

Microsoft packages Exchange for ISPs

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A product package allowing ISPs (Internet service providers) to use Exchange for messaging services they offer their customers was launched Wednesday by Microsoft. The offering, called Solution for High Volume Exchange, is based...

Music Exec: ISPs Must Pay Up for Music-Swapping

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Madness. This woman is off her rocker. "A top music executive said on Saturday that telecommunications companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) will be asked to pay up for giving their customers access...

Sun is in talks with major ISPs

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Sun Microsystems Inc is in talks with some of the major internet service providers regarding possible tie-up agreements through which the ISPs will distribute and offer services around Sun's StarOffice productivity office software suite. ...

ISPs must learn from Sept. 11

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The Internet sustained relatively little damage during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, when the collapsing World Trade Center destroyed lower Manhattan's communications networks, according to a new report. The National Research Council's report,...

New DSL products could close ISPs

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New, cheap 'ADSL Lite' products that separate access from content are great for incumbent telcos, but will put internet service providers (ISPs) and portals out of business, according to a report by analyst Forrester. ...

Record labels sue ISPs over piracy

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The world's largest record companies sued a number of major Internet service and network providers on Friday, alleging their routing systems allow users to access a China-based Web site and unlawfully copy musical recordings. ...

FBI taps ISPs in hunt for attackers

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The hunt for suspects in Tuesday's terrorist attacks has moved online. On Wednesday, both America Online and EarthLink acknowledged that they are working with the FBI to turn over specific information that may be...

Cyber libel ruling threatens UK ISPs

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UK internet service providers could face a troubled future following a United States Supreme Court judgement on internet libel. The case of Prodigy.com in New York has highlighted the apparently diverging direction US and English...

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