Comcast Hit With Suit Alleging It Blocks P2P Sharing

Law360, New York (July 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Internet network professional and Comcast Corp. customer has lodged a proposed class action against the company over its alleged policy of blocking peer-to-peer file-sharing programs.

Robert M. Topolski filed suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, accused Comcast of deliberately blocking several of the P2P programs, including BitTorrent, Gnutella and Lotus Notes, while advertising that it "does not block access to any Web sites or online applications, including peer-to-peer services," according to the complaint.

Topolski has testified before the Federal...
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