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New York Attorney General Puts More Pressure on Comcast Usenet

By Newsgroup Usenet July 22nd, 2008

New York Attorney General has been set on an initiative on pressuring ISPs to either filter or eliminate Newsgroups altogether. We recently posted on how Verizon, AT&T, AOL, Time Warner and Sprint have already taken action by either quickly eliminating groups or complete Usenet access to its customers.

Although Comcast has been part of our list, it appears they are not cooperating all the way – yet. Andrew Cuomo, the Attorney General for New York has recently sent a letter that was obtained by the Associated Press and leaked to the public. The recent statement from Cuomo putting pressure on Comcast notes:

“Comcast’s unwillingness to sign the code of conduct and purge its system of child pornography puts Comcast at the back of the pack in the race to fight this scourge, and would likely be surprising to Comcast’s millions of customers across the country. Time is of the essence here, as every day without these measures is another day that this illegal material is sluicing through the Internet.”

Last week the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), of which Comcast is the primary driver, announced a “historic” agreement with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). But the letter claims this deal “fell well short” of Cuomo’s code of conduct.

The push from NY AG is a bit concerning as it nudges ISPs to become a net-nanny of sorts. A role that by law they are not obligated to comply with. The push from Andrew now questions not only the access ISPs will allow customers for a legitmate based service, but the role and power the ISPs are now expected to comply with that infringe on the rights of both the ISPs and its customers.

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