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FCC Commissioner: Neutrality Can't Include Illegal Acts

FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein stated publicly this week that any proposal for Net neutrality before the commission should include an exemptions for illegal activities. The commission will be "very careful about the use of the Internet for illegal purposes, and that includes the illegal downloading of copyrighted works, which is a very serious problem," Adelstein said.

The statement came as a welcome reassurance to heads of movie studios and record labels, who fear that Net neutrality could embolden those who illegally download copyrighted material. Still, Adelstein was quick to point out the inherent flaws in such exemptions: "The problem is, how can you ever tell what's illegal?" he said.

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