Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good News/Bad News

The good news is that the DC Circuit Appeals Court has tossed out the FCC's cease and desist order to Comcast in re. Net Neutrality and L'affaire BitTorrent, on the grounds that the FCC doesn't have any statutory authority to regulate in this area.

The bad news, of course, is that this means that Congress will likely attempt to provide the FCC with the statutory authority to do so. However much I distrust the FCC to make consistently rational decisions dealing with delicate engineering aspects of the internet, I distrust those idiots in Congress even more.

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