ISP Copyright Filter Debate Continues: Verizon Stays Away, While Rep. Bono Is All For Filtering
from the not-so-much-a-debate-as-posturing dept
While AT&T agrees (for reasons that still don't make any sense), it's nice to see Verizon feels otherwise. Verizon's Tom Tauke says that the company is not interested in becoming copyright police, noting the inevitable privacy questions this would raise: "We don't want to get into the business of inspecting the bits and figuring out what is and is not appropriate traffic." As much as we tend to disagree with Verizon's position on many policy issues, the company has at least a decent (though, certainly not wonderful) record in protecting privacy. Remember, it was Verizon who initially stood up to the RIAA on trying to get information on customers without filing lawsuits.