ISPA names Internet's heroes and villains

By Derek Sooman on December 14, 2005, 6:01 PM
The heroes and villains of the Internet are to be named and shamed by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA). Some of the villains include Russia for failing to crack down on cyber crime; the UK presidency of the EU for attempting to push through data retention laws; the EC for meddling in intellectual property law; and of course our friends Sony BMG for being kind enough to infect all of our machines with rootkit software that exposed users to a heightened risk of hacks and online attacks thanks for that.

However, there are plenty of figures in the hero category as well:

The All Party Internet Group, for its dogged determination to see the UK's computer misuse act renewed; Roger Darlington, outgoing chairman of the Internet Watch Foundation; two nominations for Ofcom; and the Independent Office of the Telecommuncations Adjudicator, for "helping to develop new local loop unbundling products and processes".




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spike said:
well, It's kind of hard to disagree with some of those nominations, but given that the ISPA (assuming it's the ISPA I know) have the likes of AOL, Bulldog, and Wannado, along with the likes of Zen etcetera amongst its membership, surely the title "Heroes and villains" awards is a little hippocritical if not ironic when you consider their logo and what they claim it represents to customers (which is true if a little misleading)"good business practice" apparently. What's good for business isn't always good for the consumer.Still, it's always good for entertainment and publicity I guess.
mentaljedi said:
Ha! I was thinking something like that too. I mean, okay, naming and shaming people is good and all but what comsumers want, what we want is some action about this. I mean, BGM! Enough said. We really don't need those kinds of mistakes happening!
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