[LINK] NBN and net neutrality principles

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sun Jan 10 11:46:27 AEDT 2010

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> http://www.9news.com/money/article.aspx?storyid=130434&catid=344
> Interesting article in the US when a network 'owner' sees its 
> interests in other media threatened by unbridled users through file 
> sharing or even ITV or netphone.
> The other issue this raises in my mind is the tension between net 
> neutrality principles on the basis of not restricting competition and 
> the pressure to enforce copyright. This problem isn't raised in the 
> article. So what takes precedence? AND is this part of the NBN 
> discussion at all? What powers does ACMA have in this regard for NBN 
> governance?

My reading of NBN policy is that content and copyright issues are 
matters for retail operators, since the NBN is a Layer 2 wholesale-only 

So it's not in the debate because it's not the NBN's problem ...

> Jan
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