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red2

@wanadoo.fr
reply to OZO

Re: France's ISP deploys ad blocking via firmware update

It is now being reported that Free (the ISP in question) will deactivate the automatic blockage. »www.lefigaro.fr/hightech/2013/01 ··· iser.php

Two interesting facts:

(1) Free is reported to be "in negotiations" with Google. So perhaps this was just a gambit to get Google to pay them for access to their network or have all of Google's advertising capabilities blocked.

(2) Free has been asked to explain their actions to the France's Minister de l'Économie Numérique. So as is the case in many things, the government will intervene and decide what is "free" commerce and what is not.

Both of those facts are perhaps even more troubling than the ad blockage.

HELLFIRE
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#1 more so than #2. Doesn't the French government have a (bad) habit of gettings its fingers and hands alittle
too much into economics in general? Interesting update nonetheless red2.

Regards

OZO
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reply to red2
I guess it was an attempt to get some money from Google:
France Considers Charging Google for Network Capacity - Bloomberg
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Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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Ugh. Chicken or egg. Without both you have neither....what is content with no pipe to access it or a pipe with nothing to access?
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