Coshocton pulls WiFi

by Walter Olson on November 24, 2009

An Ohio town discontinues its municipal WiFi network after MPAA lawyers rattle swords about a copyrighted movie that moved through the system. Andrew Moshirnia at Citizen Media Law explains. And (h/t reader CTrees) note that the town turned the system back on at Sony’s request, following a national outcry over the incident.

And at least somewhat relatedly: “Viacom’s top lawyer: suing P2P users ‘felt like terrorism'” [ArsTechnica]


1 L.C. Burgundy 11.24.09 at 9:38 am

Upon learning that telephones could be used to call in a bomb threat, Coshocton officials dismantled their municipal phone system too.

2 CTrees 11.24.09 at 11:21 am
3 Carter 11.25.09 at 12:00 pm

The latest Economist reports that Swindon, England, officials are confident their project will work much better. It at least anticipates some profits for the private sector. The story is “Metro-Net.”

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