Internet Packet Sniffing and its Impact on the Network Neutrality Debate and the Balance of Power between Intellectual Property Creators and Consumers

  title={Internet Packet Sniffing and its Impact on the Network Neutrality Debate and the Balance of Power between Intellectual Property Creators and Consumers},
  author={Rob Frieden},
  journal={Intellectual Property Law eJournal},
  • R. Frieden
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Intellectual Property Law eJournal
When Internet Service Providers ("ISPs") serve as neutral conduits they qualify for a safe harbor exemption from liability for carrying copyright infringing traffic provided by Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. However ISPs now want to operate non-neutral networks capable of offering "better than best efforts" routing and premium services for both content providers and consumers seeking higher quality of service and more reliable traffic delivery. The ability to inspect… Expand
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