Friday, June 15, 2012
If someone's downloading your copyrighted work illegally, suing them is no easy task. The only public facing information that identifies you to the internet are just numbers in the form of IP addresses. To actually get the name of the person doing the illegal downloading, intellectual property owners have to request or subpoena the information from Internet Service Providers like Verizon or Time Warner. But earlier this week, Comcast, the largest cable provider in the country, refused to honor court ordered subpoenas of customer identifying information.
Friday, May 18, 2012
This week, Comcast, the largest provider of cable and internet in the country, started charging for broadband using a tiered data plan - much like wireless carriers currently do. This move is not likely to affect many people right now, but as The New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter tells Brooke, Comcast might be preparing its subscribers for the future of internet pricing.