Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Kroes consultation won't call it "net neutrality"

EUROPA - Press Releases - Digital Agenda: Commission opens public consultation on preservation of the open internet (net neutrality): "Input is sought from all interested public and private parties, including fixed and mobile internet service providers, Internet content and application providers (including comparison websites), equipment manufacturers, transit providers, investors, public authorities, consumers and their associations. The responses to this consultation will be crucial input for the Commission's planned recommendations - in 2013...
Neelie Kroes said: "Today there is a lack of effective consumer choice when it comes to internet offers. I will use this consultation to help prepare recommendations that will generate more real choices and end the net neutrality waiting game in Europe. Input from this consultation will help turn BEREC's findings into practical recommendations."" 'via Blog this'

Monday, 23 July 2012

Trails: Cyber-censorship in Norway

Trails: Cyber-censorship in Norway: Excellent summary of co-regulatory trends including "Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget, in 2008 took an active role in getting all ISPs to adopt the “voluntary” filtering by sending the ISPs a letter telling them – in effect – that unless they adopted the CSAADF filtering scheme voluntary, he would seek legislation change to make filtering mandatory."'via Blog this'