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"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak
just because a baby can't chew it." Mark Twain

[TPRC] My take on politics and isen.blog, isen.blog,
9/20/2005
At TPRC over the last weekend, former FCC Chairman
Reed Hundt debated former FCC Chairman Dick Wiley.
Hundt was overtly political. It was absolutely clear
where he stood. Wiley was significantly more opaque;
often it was clear what he was against, but it was
hard to understand what he was for. Hundt wore it on
his sleeve -- he was all over the Republican Congress
for everything from Telecom malfeasance to Energy pork
to FEMA follies to Iraq idiocy to Global Warming to US
unilateralism and decline. Wiley kept it to telecom,
and even then he did not want to say very much.
Item:
http://isen.com/blog/2005/09/tprc-my-take-on-politics-and-isenblog.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

WSIS/Barton-Dingell/Television Sans Frontiers, Susan
Crawford, 9/20/2005
Bob Shaw, Internet strategy and policy adviser at
ITU's Strategy & Policy unit, ties together many
strands in today's Washington Internet Daily [not
available online, but a fine publication nonetheless].
He sees Barton-Dingell as an "Internet-era type
regulation." He sees the Television Sans Frontiers
directive as the same kind of ...
Item:
http://scrawford.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2005/9/26/1260541.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Wireless Internet: Spreading far and wide, Express
India, 9/20/2005
Surfing the net through the wired networks is all set
to change with wireless fidelity or Wi-Fi services
entering India in a big way.
Item:
http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=55436
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifi.htm

If Parks Offer Free Internet, Why Can't Costly
Hotels?, NYT, 9/20/2005
Business travelers are getting fed up with being
charged $9.95 or more in an expensive hotel for
broadband Internet service.
Item:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/27/business/27road.html?ex=1285473600&en=dc10f3cd5ce20c23&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifi.htm

FCC Releases DSL Deregulation Order, Phone Plus,
9/20/2005
The FCC on Friday released the order on its decision
earlier this summer to deregulate DSL. The document
clarified the FCC’s August move to free the Bell
companies from obligations to make ...
Item:
http://www.phoneplusmag.com/hotnews/59h26142103037.html
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/computerv.htm

APPROPRIATE FRAMEWORK FOR BROADBAND ACCESS TO THE
INTERNET OVER WIRELINE FACILITIES., FCC, 9/20/2005
Established a new regulatory framework for broadband
Internet access services offered by wireline
facilities-based providers. (Dkt No. 95-20 , 98-10).
Action by: the Commission. Adopted: 08/05/2005 by
R&O/NPRM. (FCC No. 05-150).
Item:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-150A1.pdf
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/computerv.htm

No 'Net Neutrality' Laws Needed, Panel Says, Internet
Week, 9/20/2005
Panelists discussing the idea of Network Neutrality
laws say that government might do more harm than good
by codifying Internet freedom guarantees.
Item:
http://www.internetweek.com/171200382?cid=test1_rssfeed
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

APPROPRIATE FRAMEWORK FOR BROADBAND ACCESS TO THE
INTERNET OVER WIRELINE FACILITIES., FCC, 9/20/2005
The Commission offers guidance and insight into its
approach to the Internet and broadband that is
consistent with Congressional directives. (Dkt No.
95-20 , 98-10). Action by: the Commission. Adopted:
08/05/2005 by Policy Statement. (FCC No. 05-151)
Item:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-151A1.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Fall VON 2005 Day 3 - Public and Private ENUM Issues,
VoIP and ENUM, 9/20/2005
My next panel was the BoF: Public and Private ENUM
Issues in the afternoon. All presentations can be
found here. The panel was moderated by Karen Mulberry
(MCI and Chair CC1 ENUM LLC). Karen gave a short
introduction of the speakers, the topics to be covered
in the panel and the USG guiding principles.
Item:
http://voipandenum.blogspot.com/2005/09/fall-von-2005-day-3-public-and-private.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/enum.htm

Why Time Warner Has Fallen in Love With AOL, Again,
NYT, 9/20/2005
America Online is not merely alive but healthy, having
taken a terrifying but necessary step: making nearly
all of its content available free online.
Item:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/25/business/25digi.html?ex=1285300800&en=9a9aee2012df6b5a&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/aol.htm

FCC ruling brings new direction to local Internet
service market, Bizjournal, 9/20/2005
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says the
Baby Bells no longer have to share their
telecommunication lines and some local Internet
service providers (ISP) are taking steps to preserve
their business in the wake of that ruling.
Item:
http://www.bizjournals.com/ct/rc/30414/www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2005/09/26/story8.html?from_rss=1
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/isp.htm

China tightens noose on media with new Web rules,
Express India, 9/20/2005
New Chinese regulations governing Internet news
content tighten the noose on freewheeling bloggers and
aim to rein in the
Item:
http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=55387
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/intlasia.htm

China defends new Internet restrictions, Forbes,
9/20/2005
China defended its new restrictions on online news
content, saying that every country regulates the
Internet. 'Any media in any country have to observe
laws and regulations,' foreign ministry spokesman Qin
Gang told a regular briefing.
Item:
http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/afx/2005/09/27/afx2245735.html
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/intlasia.htm

Permanent, Temporary Barriers Interfering With
Pakistan's Internet, Ecommerce Times, 9/20/2005
This weekend's mass service outage, though troubling,
is being overshadowed by the Government of Pakistan's
pursuit of permanent restrictions on Internet use in
order to raise revenue for the government-owned
telephone company there. Consumers in Pakistan were
reportedly hit hard by the recent outage, along with
high tech firms that do not qualify for preferential
satellite backup links, but a lack of critical
infrastructure in the country, combined with the
government's efforts to limit Internet use, may bar
the maturing of Pakistan's IT industry much more than
any temporary glitch.
Item: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/46334.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/intlme.htm

BitTorrent gets $8.75M from venture-capital firm, USA
Today, 9/20/2005
BitTorrent, developer of one of the most popular
software programs for acquiring free video and other
large files on the Internet, has raised $8.75 million
from a venture-capital firm. BitTorrent says it will
use the funds to improve its infrastructure and make
it more appealing to Hollywood.
Item:
http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/usatoday/20050927/tc_usatoday/bittorrentgets875mfromventurecapitalfirm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/p2p.htm

Google Offers Prime-Time Video Streamcasts, Internet
Week, 9/20/2005
Search engine leader Google Inc. is delving deeper
into an unconventional business, offering an Internet
streamcast of last week's television premiere of Chris
Rock's new comedy.
Item:
http://www.internetweek.com/171200803&cid=test1_rssfeed
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

Verizon Opens For Business With IPTV, Internet Week,
9/20/2005
The move marks the start of the telecommunication
company's head-to-head competition with cable and
satellite TV operators.
Item:
http://www.internetweek.com/171100222?cid=test1_rssfeed
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

The First Amendment in a Digital Age, Justice Talking,
9/20/2005
first amendment free speech internet mpaa riaa
grokster napster copyright fair use piracy bootleg
copying access citation excerpting sampling This post
contained the following enclosures and/or attachments:
http://www.justicetalking.org/mp3/050926_Copyright.mp3

Item:
http://www.justicetalking.org/viewprogram.asp?progID=517
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/webcasts.htm

Spyware Plagues Online Ad Networks, Internet Week,
9/20/2005
The black sheep of the Web-advertising business is the
product of a flawed system that distributes ads
through companies far removed from the original
advertisers.
Item:
http://www.internetweek.com/171200371?cid=test1_rssfeed
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/spy.htm

Should the Government Prepare a Preemptive
Cyber-Attack?, CircleID, 9/20/2005
The House Committee on Science recently held a hearing
to "examine the extent of U.S. vulnerability to cyber
attacks on critical infrastructure such as utility
systems, and what the federal government and private
sector are doing, and should be doing, to prevent and
prepare for such attacks." Specific issues addressed
at the hearing included whether: 1) the U.S. is able
to...
Item: http://www.circleid.com/article/1217_0_1_0_C/
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/cyberwar.htm

Rita Causes Scattered Phone, Cell Outages,
AdvancedIPpipeline, 9/20/2005
Rita's strength causes scattered phone and cell phone
outages, mainly due to loss of power
Item:
http://www.advancedippipeline.com/171200512?cid=RSSfeed
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/katrina.htm

Feds Investigating Fraudulent Katrina-Related Web
Sites, Ecommerce Times, 9/20/2005
The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies are
investigating allegations of fraud by small charities
-- or organizations posing as such charities -- that
arose in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Online bill
payment service PayPal, stepping up its security in
response to the concerns over online theft of funds
intended for hurricane victims, froze the accounts of
a number of charitable projects.
Item: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/46325.html
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/katrina.htm

FCC Chairman Proposes Fixes To Support Disaster
Relief, CircleID, 9/20/2005
With Hurricane Rita bearing down on the Gulf Coast,
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin tells a Senate Committee
that the nation needs a truly mobile communications
infrastructure.
Item:
http://www.advancedippipeline.com/171200335?cid=RSSfeed
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/katrina.htm

U.S. Hosting Firm Readies For Rita,
AdvancedIPpipeline, 9/20/2005
A major Web hosting firm in Houston is taking no
chances. It has hunkered down in preparation for
Hurricane Rita, boarded up its data centers, and sent
a small technical team to Kansas to open up shop
there.
Item:
http://www.advancedippipeline.com/171200155?cid=RSSfeed
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/katrina.htm

Senate Passes PATRIOT, Adds Civil Liberties
Protections, CDT, 9/20/2005
The Senate approved an amended version of the Patriot
Act Reauthorization Bill by unanimous consent.
Although the measure, which was approved last week by
the Senate Judiciary Committee, does not go as far
toward restoring checks and balances as CDT would
like, it contains important reforms and is a better
bill for civil liberties than the bill approved by the
House of Representatives in July. CDT has drafted a
memo detailing the key provisions of, and differences
between, the two measures.
Item: http://www.cdt.org/headlines/798
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/patriot.htm

Oh, SPIT! Security woes hit VoIP too, Bizjournal,
9/20/2005
As the adoption of voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP)
rises, security experts are beginning to warn that
hackers and other evil-doers will eventually turn
their attentions to the telephone.
Item:
http://www.bizjournals.com/ct/rc/30414/www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2005/09/26/story3.html?from_rss=1
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/wormwireless.htm

Oklahoma Man Wins $10 Million Judgment Against a
Spammer, CircleID, 9/20/2005
On Thursday the 22nd, Robert Braver, an Oklahoma ISP
owner who is a long time activist against both spam
and junk faxes, received a default judgment of over
$10 million against high profile spammer Robert
Soloway and his company Newport Internet Marketing.
Soloway has frequently been cited as one of the ten
largest spammers in the world.
Item: http://www.circleid.com/article/1215_0_1_0_C/
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/spam/enforce.htm

ALA Proposes Major E-rate Reforms, Library Journal,
9/20/2005
In July the Federal Communications Commission
announced the most comprehensive review of the E-rate
program since it began in 1997.
Item:
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6260392.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/erate.htm

Fall VON 2005 Day 3 - Emergency Services, VoIP and
ENUM, 9/20/2005
The panel bas basically a status report of the IETF
ECRIT work currently going on and what's needed to
complete this work and get it implemented in today's
marketplace. Both co-chairs (Hannes Tschofenig and
Marc Linsner) where on the panel and presented the
status of ECRIT. This presentation is already
available here. Everybody interested in the ongoing
work of ECRIT may also go to the weblog on ECRIT and
use the RSS feed.
Item:
http://voipandenum.blogspot.com/2005/09/fall-von-2005-day-3-emergency-services.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/911.htm

PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR SBC'S AND VARTEC'S
PETITIONS FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING THE
APPLICATION OF ACCESS CHARGES TO IP-TRANSPORTED CALLS.
(DA No. 05-2514). (Dkt No 05-276). Comments Due:
11/10/2005. Reply Comments Due: 12/12/2005., FCC,
9/20/2005
WCB. Contact: Jennifer McKee at (202) 418-1530, email:
Jennifer.Mckee@fcc.gov DA-05-2514A1.doc
DA-05-2514A1.pdf DA-05-2514A1.txt
Item:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-2514A1.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcc.htm

Wiretap rules for VoIP, broadband coming in 2007,
CNET, 9/20/2005
Broadband providers and Internet phone services have
until spring 2007 to follow a new and complex set of
rules designed to make it easier for police to seek
wiretaps, federal regulators have ruled.
Item:
http://news.com.com/Wiretap+rules+for+VoIP,+broadband+coming+in+2007/2100-7352_3-5883032.html
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

VoIP wiretapping rules to be considered, Silicon,
9/20/2005
Broadband providers and internet phone services have
until spring 2007 to follow a new and complex set of
rules designed to make it easier for police to seek
Item:
http://management.silicon.com/government/0,39024677,39152744,00.htm
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

Firms Struggle To Meet FCC VoIP Mandate, CircleID,
9/20/2005
With the FCC’s order mandating Enhanced 911
(E-911) compliance for VoIP providers looming, many
firms may not be able to comply completely with the
order by the Nov. 28 deadline.
Item:
http://www.advancedippipeline.com/171200652?cid=RSSfeed
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT
(CALEA) AND BROADBAND ACCESS AND SERVICES., FCC,
9/20/2005
Concluded that CALEA applies to facilities-based
broadband Internet access providers and providers of
interconnected voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
service. 1st R&O and FNPRM. (Dkt No. 04-295 ,
RM-10865). Action by: the Commission. Adopted:
08/05/2005 by R&O/NPRM. (FCC No. 05-153).
Item:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-153A1.pdf
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

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