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BBC and ISPs clash over iPlayer

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... More...

Leaked Letter shows RIAA pressuring ISPs

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... More...

FBI director wants ISPs to track users

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... More...

British ISPs Must Identify File Sharers

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... More...

Leading ISPs Sue More Spammers

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... More...

Largest ISPs Attack 'Zombies'

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. ... More...

ISPs to Boost Dodgy Downloading?

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... More...

RIAA subpoenas ISPs

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... More...

Sun is in talks with major ISPs

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. ... More...

ISPs must learn from Sept. 11

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,... More...

New DSL products could close ISPs

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. ... More...

FBI taps ISPs in hunt for attackers

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... More...

Cyber libel ruling threatens UK ISPs

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... More...

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