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The Center for Copyright Information says this is just the beginning, however. In a report released today detailing its 10 months of operation after opening in 2013, the center says that it believes the notifications it sent only cover a small percentage of all copyright infringement cases. It intends to double in scope for 2014 and begin a publicity campaign so that people are aware that the system is in place. Only 265 of the warnings in 2013 were challenged, and the center says that none of them were determined to be inaccurate. Several dozen of them were successfully overturned, however, on the grounds that the account holder was not the person responsible for the detected piracy. The center says that it’s focused on accuracy, with copyright education being the warning’s primary goal. So long as the person does not reach the final strikes, they won’t actually be put at risk of an infringement lawsuit

US internet providers sent over 1.3 million piracy warnings in system’s first year | The Verge

They are deliberately harming the service they deliver to their paying customers,” Taylor wrote. “They are not allowing us to fulfil the requests their customers make for content.” Which six ISPs are we talking about here? Taylor stops short of naming them, but he still manages to shame them. “Five of those congested peers are in the United States and one is in Europe,” he said. “There are none in any other part of the world. All six are large Broadband consumer networks with a dominant or exclusive market share in their local market. In countries or markets where consumers have multiple Broadband choices (like the UK) there are no congested peers.

Level 3 calls out Comcast, TWC and others for ‘deliberately harming’ their own broadband service - Yahoo News

If you want to pay the lower rate you must agree “to participate in AT&T Internet Preferences.” This means, “AT&T may use your Web browsing information, like the search terms you enter and the Web pages you visit, to provide you relevant offers and ads tailored to your interests.”

AT&T’s gigabit service is $70 if you let it spy on your searches — Tech News and Analysis

Ashdown has refused four such requests in as many years. Not to protect child predators, he says, but to protect the Constitution. And what’s really telling is that the attorney general’s office has never taken him to court over the refusals. NPR’s Martin Kaste has an idea why—namely, that prosecutors are pretty sure they’ll lose.

The Daily Dot - This tiny ISP is standing up to the surveillance state

Internet's 'bad neighbourhoods' spread scams and spam

About 50% of all junk mail on the net emerges from just 20 internet service providers (ISPs), a study has found.

The survey of more than 42,000 ISPs tried to map the net’s “bad neighbourhoods” to help pinpoint sources of malicious mail.

The survey by Dutch researchers found that, in many cases, ISPs specialise in particular threats such as spam and phishing.

Methods to thwart attacks and predict targets also emerged from the study.

» via BBC

New anti-piracy system will hit U.S. Internet users next week

Starting next week, most U.S. Internet users will be subject to a new copyright enforcement system that could slow the Internet to a crawl and force violators to take educational courses.

A source with direct knowledge of the Copyright Alert System (CAS), who asked not to be named, has told the Daily Dot that the five participating Internet service providers (ISPs) will start the controversial program Monday.

The ISPs—industry giants AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon—will launch their versions of the CAS on different days throughout the week. Comcast is expected to be the first, on Monday.

» via Daily Dot

France Rejects Plan by Internet Provider to Block Online Ads

In a potential test case for Europe, the French government on Monday ordered a big Internet service provider to stop blocking online advertisements, saying the company had no right to edit the contents of the Web for users.

The dispute has turned into a gauge of how France, and perhaps the rest of Europe, will mediate a struggle between telecommunications providers against Internet companies like Google, which generate billions of dollars in revenue from traffic that travels freely on their networks.

European telecommunications companies want a share of that money, saying they need it to finance investments in faster broadband networks — and, as the latest incident shows, they are willing to flex their muscles to get it.

» via The New York Times (Subscription may be required for some content)

Ad Blocking Raises Alarm Among Firms Like Google

Xavier Niel, the French technology entrepreneur, has made a career of disrupting the status quo.

Now, he has dared to take on Google and other online advertisers in a battle that puts the Web companies under pressure to use the wealth generated by the ads to help pay for the network pipelines that deliver the content.

Mr. Niel’s telecommunications company, Free, which has an estimated 5.2 million Internet-access users in France, began last week to enable its customers to block Web advertising. The company is updating users’ software with an ad-blocking feature as the default setting.

That move has raised alarm among companies that, like Google, have based their entire business models on providing free content to consumers by festooning Web pages with paid advertisements. Although Google so far has kept largely silent about Free’s challenge, the reaction from the small Web operators who live and die by online ads has been vociferous.

» via The New York Times (Subscription may be required for some content)

French ISP Free Blocks All Web Advertising

A French Internet service provider (ISP) with more than 5 million subscribers has taken the unusual step of blocking most web advertising. ISP Free is now blocking most advertisements to subscribers (Français) through an opt-out system; if Free subscribers wish to see web advertising, they will be required to change their router’s settings. Free, one of the country’s most popular ISPs, gained popularity by offering customers an integrated DSL modem/router/digital video recorder in a single set-top box. French website Numerama reports there is no whitelist (Français) for advertisers to bypass the ad blocker.

» via Fast Company

Netflix ranks ISPs by streaming performance, Google Fiber wins

The streaming-video king released a report this morning ranking 21 major U.S. ISPs based on real-world streaming performance. Google Fiber came in the lead by quite at bit, with an average of 2.55 Mbps in November, with the next closest competitor (Verizon FiOS) coming in at 2.19 Mbps. Unsurprisingly, DSL services came in behind all the major cable/fiber services, with the best performer averaging just 1.42 Mbps in November. The best mobile service to crack the list is Verizon at a relatively pokey 0.76 Mbps.

» via CNET High-res

Netflix ranks ISPs by streaming performance, Google Fiber wins

The streaming-video king released a report this morning ranking 21 major U.S. ISPs based on real-world streaming performance. Google Fiber came in the lead by quite at bit, with an average of 2.55 Mbps in November, with the next closest competitor (Verizon FiOS) coming in at 2.19 Mbps. Unsurprisingly, DSL services came in behind all the major cable/fiber services, with the best performer averaging just 1.42 Mbps in November. The best mobile service to crack the list is Verizon at a relatively pokey 0.76 Mbps.

» via CNET