With heroes like BT and Openreach, who needs villains? ISP lobbyist's awards continue to vex

www.theregister.co.uk | 7/13/2019 | Staff
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Fresh from wiping egg off face after its unfortunate nomination of Mozilla as "internet villain" for 2019, the Internet Services Providers Association (ISPA) has doled out other awards to, er, BT and Openreach.

ISPA withdrew the category of villain entirely after nominating Mozilla over its privacy-protecting DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) standard prompted a huge backlash. The British body originally suggested the push was a way to "bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK".

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Other villains in the category included President Donald Trump "for causing a huge amount of uncertainty across the complex, global telecommunications supply chain in the course of trying to protect national security". And the Article 13 Copyright Directive "for threatening freedom of expression online by requiring ‘content recognition technologies' across platforms".

Announcing the awards today, it said: "The Internet Villain category was withdrawn this year...
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