Issue No.03 - May/June (2008 vol.12)
Daniel J. Weitzner , MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.59
Discriminatory disruption of certain Internet communications protocols, and the recent truce between Comcast and BitTorrent, has caused much debate. At the root of the matter is a very basic question about how Comcast's action relates to the fundamental technical and institutional agreements that make the Internet work. A closer look at what Comcast did, along with the legitimate operational problems that certain types of traffic cause in networks, help explain the challenge the Internet community now faces.
Internet, net neutrality, Comcast, BitTorrent, protocol blocking, standards, technology and society
Daniel J. Weitzner, "Net Neutrality... Seriously this Time", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.12, no. 3, pp. 86-89, May/June 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.59