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Re: truth in advertising for ISPs

"Ben Holland" writes: 
 |  I have a very strong feeling the first thing you need 
 |  to really pass is a law enabling ISPs to not be sued 
 |  for what they pass over their pipes, I am not really 
 |  sure if this has already been done but I have heard 
 |  humors about the possibility of companies like viacom 
 |  and sony to be able to sue comcast for allowing 
 |  downloads of copyrighted material (didn't this spark 
 |  the whole net neutrality thing?). If they can 
 |  successfully get away with that... well lets just hope 
 |  they can't. ~ben 

In the spirit of Dr. Seuss' "If I Ran the Zoo," by 
this time tomorrow I'd put this letter in front of 
the CEOs of every ISP... 

>  Dear ISP, 
>  You have a choice.  It is: 
>  (a) You get Common Carrier exemption from liability, 
>  but as a cost you are forbidden to charge differentially 
>  for one kind of bits over another.  Bits are bits. 
>  (b) You get the freedom to differentially charge whatever 
>  you like, such as to make movie downloads far more expensive, 
>  but as a cost you are responsible for the content you carry. 
>  Choose wisely.  No refunds or returns at this window. 
>  Yours, 
>  Uncle Sam, Inc. 

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