ISP-Level Content Controls Go Too Far

CrunchGear reports that AT&T, NBC, and Microsoft are in favor of ISP-level content filtering for copyright infractions. This would protect them, but do little for their customers.

Content control in the hands of ISPs reeks of censorship, and brings to mind the outstanding 2007 Frontline report "Spying on the Home Front," available online here.

Businesses need content controls for risk mitigation, data leak protection, and compliance. But content control on personal communications and Web activity by the general public is taking things one step too far.

... David Sengupta

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