ISPs Testing RIAA's 3 Strikes Program
from the no-surprise-there dept
Unfortunately, I missed yesterday’s panel here in Nashville about the “ISP/recording industry relationship,” but apparently Jim Cicconi from AT&T admitted what most people had already assumed: that it was a willing and eager participant in the RIAA’s self-destructive campaign to kick people off the internet for file sharing — and, in fact, has started a “test” whereby it’s sending out notices to those accused of file sharing. This isn’t much of a surprise, but it’s interesting to see how quiet AT&T is still being about all of this. It’s still not releasing many details, perhaps knowing that doing so would lead to a pretty massive backlash — while also recognizing that the severe lack of competition out there in most of its markets means that customers really don’t have much of a choice. Update: Apparently, Comcast and Cox have admitted the same thing as well. Disappointed to have missed that panel yesterday.