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Controversy sparked by plans to row back US net neutrality

There are some lobbying rows that pit the creative and technology industries against one another: the US Stop Online Piracy Act in 2012, for example, or the current debates in the US and Europe over safe harbour. But in...
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Facebook takes criticism in India over ‘Free Basics’

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg shared a stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend, talking about the social network’s ambitions to bring the internet to more people in India. That’s including...
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US internet companies demand ‘strong, enforceable net neutrality rules’

With the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mulling its options in the long-running debate over net neutrality, tech trade body The Internet Association has weighed in with its views. The body represents the likes...
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European Parliament backs net neutrality

The issue of new neutrality and a two-tier internet has been burning for a while and now the European Parliament has voted to stop ISPs charging a premium for preferential access to their networks.
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Netflix calls for stronger net neutrality system in the US

Netflix calls for stronger net neutrality system in the US
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Why should the music industry care about the net neutrality debate?

That headline isn't meant to sound negative: the music industry should definitely care about this week's debate around net neutrality in the US, and what its implications may be for digital music services in the future. The...
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A2IM bangs drum in support of net neutrality

The debate around 'net neutrality' rages on in the US - focusing on whether ISPs have the right to prioritise traffic for certain services or types of content. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has filed...
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Songwriters Guild of America slams net neutrality

The debate around net neutrality - the question of whether ISPs should be able to slow down or block users from accessing certain sites - continues to rage in the US. The Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) has publicly criticised...
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Rock The Net compilation supports net neutrality

Musicians have been weighing into the debate over net neutrality – whether ISPs should be able to throttle P2P traffic (or, indeed, any particular traffic) – for some time now. However, the next step is, naturally,...