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Internet service providers (ISPs) should not alter online traffic to serve faster access to content produced by companies that have helped to pay for better connectivity, draft principles into the governance of internet freedoms say. European internet users are entitled to access to the whole internet in all but exceptional …

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What is WITH these people?

Is NO ONE consulting with Andrew Orlowski before they make these pronouncements?

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WTF?

...and in other CoE news

They want to really mess up our world of mobility. Particulary where and how we use wireless http://bit.ly/ihwAvp

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Scary

... reading.

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Does not seem to require *any* government agency to record all internet traffic.

Although I doubt that will stop GCHQ going DPI crazy.

In fact it does not seem to require ISP's to act as fee collection arms of Big Media either.

I like their thinking.

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And the crystal ball says...

Jeremy Hunt will reject these proposals on the grounds that it will 'undermine Britain's successful media industry' / 'upset uncle Rupert'.

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Forgive my ignorance, but...

... aren't the suppliers of content already paying more, in that they have to pay for a wider tube to upload from? Why is there a second tier needed for us to download X in preference over Y when that payment for extra bandwidth has already been paid?

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