Comcast Stands up to Cuomo

My colleague Ryan Radia has an excellent post at TLF about Comcast’s decision to resist New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s attempts to coerce ISPs into banning newsgroups through a disturbing “voluntary agreement.” France and California have also recently gone the coerced “voluntary” agreement route for censoring web content. Comcast’s decision to stand its ground and fight may inspire other ISPs, such as the little ones Cuomo is now targeting. It also forced Cuomo to play his cards, by threatening a lawsuit, revealing just how involuntary the “voluntary agreement” really was.