AT&T is working with the movie and music industry to become the first broadband carrier to block pirated content from its network. Gigi told the LA Times, “AT&T is going to act like the copyright police, and that is going to make customers angry…The good news for AT&T is that there's so little competition that where else are the customers going to go?”
Meanwhile, EFF got AT&T to release documents in its ongoing government wiretapping case. The documents show AT&T siphoning Internet traffic to content-monitoring machines.
Wired news summarizes the bills floating in Congress to continue the moratorium on Internet taxes. While it's unlikely that subscribers will ever be taxed per email or bit, it isn't clear how Congress will address VoIP services or sales taxes.
Chris Lanier has an excellent FAQ about CableCARD. You can read our most recent posts on the issue here,here, and here
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