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[liberationtech] /. ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection

Petter Ericson pettter at
Wed Dec 5 14:41:00 PST 2012

On 05 December, 2012 - Pavol Luptak wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 07:27:27PM +0100, Christian Fuchs wrote:
> > If this approval by the ITU is true - then it is no surprise at all,
> > but what one would expect. What else has the ITU in the past ever
> > been than an instrument that supports capitalist interests and
> > commodification of the ICT and telecommunications industries?
> > 
> > DPI can advance large-scale monitoring of citizens by the
> > state-capital complex that is connected by a right-wing state
> > ideology of fighting crime and terror by massive use of surveillance
> > technologies and a neoliberal ideology of capitalist organisations
> > that want to make a profit out of surveillance and want to hinder
> > the undermining of intellectual property rights.
> DPI censorship is not a 'competitive' advantage, so it's quite likely that
> in a pure market society ('anarchocapitalism') without strong socialistic
> governments and their stupid Internet regulations, most Internet providers WILL
> NOT censor their connections, otherwise they will loose their customers. Most
> customers are not willing to pay for censored Internet if they can choose
> unfiltered free Internet. And the only one who can take them this right is
> a monopoly for laws/regulations - the centralized government.

Without being drawn wildly off-topic, let me just note that you are
assuming that the customers of a generic ISP in a "pure market society"
are the people getting the "internet" access.


Petter Ericson (pettter at

Telecomix Sleeper Jellyfish

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