Comcast is looking to further position itself as proactively -- and responsibly -- addressing the issue of managing peer-to-peer traffic that traverses its network, announcing Tuesday it will lead an industry-wide effort to create a “P2P Bill of Rights and Responsibilities” for users and Internet service providers. The cable operator and peer-to-peer technology firm Pando Networks said they will collaborate with industry experts, other ISPs and P2P companies, content providers and others to create a framework “to clarify what choices and controls consumers should have” when using P2P applications and what processes and practices ISPs should use to manage P2P applications running on their networks. Public Knowledge President Gigi Sohn said, "This so-called agreement is simply another way for Comcast to try to evade punishment for its blocking and degrading of peer-to-peer services for its customers. As with the ‘agreement’ with BitTorrent, today’s announcement is long on rhetoric and short on detail."
Comcast, Pando Networks Work on ‘P2P Bill of Rights and Responsibilities’
Public Knowledge Calls Comcast-Pando Proposal 'Ludicrous'
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