Thursday, September 25, 2008

A small dose of sanity

Well, despite my fretting, the European Parliament yesterday surprisingly did the sensible thing, and rejected the notion that telcos should be required to police copyright and threaten/disconnect/blacklist file sharers. A lot of people probably will view the results on privacy as less encouraging, and the functional separation result as a halfway house made of fudge. The VON Coalition is also apparently disappointed with the stance towards emergency calling, as it appears that politicians continue to fundamentally misunderstand the technical limitations of VoIP (I would point to their press release but it's not on the site yet).

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