Copyright and Net Neutrality

Russel on the Digital Copyright blog has an interesting post linking copyright law and net neutrality. I’ve never seen that angle, I’ll have to think about it some more but it starts with: ISPs are fucking with our internets and causing the net neutrality talk. And since according to some ISPs need to be held accountable for what goes through their service. Then it could be said that; if you (internet provider) are doing trafic analysis and shaping, you are not delivering the “real” internet but rather an edited version so you should be held accountable for what goes through while if you deliver the real, unedited, unfiltered internet you are truly just a pipe and should not be held accountable. Use the bad copyright infringement measure as pressure to provide a neutral internet. Various issues would arise but an interesting line of thought.