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[liberationtech] /. ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection

Asher Wolf asherwolf at
Wed Dec 5 22:12:27 PST 2012

Latest copy of the ITU's DPI recommendations:

- Asher Wolf

On 6/12/12 9:41 AM, Petter Ericson wrote:
> 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.
> /P

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