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[liberationtech] /. ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection

Julian Oliver julian at
Thu Dec 6 04:25:46 PST 2012

..on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 01:19:47PM +0100, KheOps wrote:
> Hi,
> Le 05/12/2012 23:10, Pavol Luptak a écrit :
> > On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 07:27:27PM +0100, Christian Fuchs wrote:
> [...]
> > 
> > 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.
> I'd say it can happen for purely economic reasons. For instance, in
> France, some ISPs used to have marketing agreements with Dailymotion and
> consequently slowed down Youtube access.
> Another exemple is the will to forbid VoIP on 3G connections in order to
> force people to continue using the old GSM thingy (also happening in
> France afaik).

Great examples. 

I've often experienced what appears to be severe throttling of an Alice DSL
connection (Germany) after using bittorrent, whether that be to download a Linux
ISO or otherwise. It persists for an hour or so after the bittorrent application
is stopped. Telling locals about it one night it appears it's quite common.


Julian Oliver

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