Is Content Filtering the New DRM? by Michael Geist

There was a time when Internet service providers would not touch the idea of blocking or filtering content, particularly after the Stratton Oakmont decision in the U.S., which intimated that ISPs that got into the content monitoring business would face potential liability for legal issues arising from such content. No longer. Over the past two years, there has been growing concern about net neutrality issues including content blocking (Telus), application discrimination (Shaw on VoIP), traffic shaping (Rogers), and content delivery tariffs (Videotron). The LA Times reported that AT&T is prepared to take the next step – full scale content filtering on behalf of Hollywood interests.,1,402794.story

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