What the hey…the good guys won on Net Neutrality? Just like that?
Senior Republicans conceded on Tuesday that the grueling fight with President Obama over the regulation of Internet service appears over, with the president and an army of Internet activists victorious.
The Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to approve regulating Internet service like a public utility, prohibiting companies from paying for faster lanes on the Internet. While the two Democratic commissioners are negotiating over technical details, they are widely expected to side with the Democratic chairman, Tom Wheeler, against the two Republican commissioners.
But if happy news isn’t enough for you — you also need the bite of some piquant schadenfreude — the ex-operator of a revenge porn site is unhappy that Google links to his name now all declare him a sleazy scumbag, and he’s suing Google to have them removed.
Let’s all give him some more attention as a bucket of slime!
Craig Brittain—the former operator of revenge porn site IsAnybodyDown.com—is invoking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a bid to remove 23 links in all—an irony-filled DMCA takedown request that Google is ignoring. One of the links renders the FTC’s press release in January about its enforcement against Brittain. Another is a link to Ars’ story about the FTC’s move: “Sleazy ‘revenge porn’ site is banished to settle federal charges.”