Talk:Ashwin Navin

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Navin on DRM[edit]

Ashwin Navin 2007 with Jimmy Wales in background

Although the deals BitTorrent has struck with Hollywood involve the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM), Navin has become an ardent opponent of the technology. The Guardian published his views. [1]

Newsweek, in an article related to movie downloads, quotes Navin further. [2]

Navin on ISP Traffic Shaping[edit]

ISPs across the world have implemented traffic shaping technologies to manage the economic impact of certain types of Internet traffic. Comcast, the largest ISP in the United States, has taken an aggressive stance in its traffic shaping policies, and has admitted that it purposely slows down some traffic on its network, including some music and movie downloads.

Navin has publicly criticized this practice in video, and in print, citing a lack of foresight in the design of ISP networks:

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  1. ^ The Guardian interview with Ashwin Navin.
  2. ^ Wal-Mart's Online Movie Premiere.