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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 17:00

Chile passes worlds first net neutrality law

Written by Nick Farell
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Suck it first world
The South American nation of Chile has has become the first country in the world to approve a law guaranteeing net neutrality.

The law states that no ISP can “block, interfere with, discriminate, hinder, nor restrict the right” of any Internet user of using, send, receive or offer any content, application, or legitimate service through the Internet, as well as any activity or legitimate use conducted through the Internet.’

Note the use of the word legitimate. It does mean that it can throttle P2P use if it thinks that that the user is a pirate. This will be difficult to prove of course.

The law also has articles that force ISP to provide parental control tools, clarify contracts, guarantee users’ privacy and safety when surfing, but forbids them to restrict any liberty whatsoever.

It is a big change for Chile. Last year it seemed that almost anything that was performed online was considered illegal.

Nick Farell

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+16 #1 nECrO 2010-07-15 05:44
It's a sad day for Americans when a country with not many more people than New York City gets it right while we are still fighting over this and fat, rich companies are paying an army of lobbyists to stall this long enough for them to buy enough politicians to kill it altogether.

Good for Chile. They are a leader and model for South America and now a model for the rest of the world as well.

By the people for the people my ass. USA Inc. by the board of directors for the shareholders is more like it.
 
 
+3 #2 yasin 2010-07-15 17:51
music artists get paid too much anyway nowadays.a rapper gets a hundred thousand a week to talk about his sexual exploits
 

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