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What Is an ISP?

An ISP, which stands for Internet Service Provider, is a company that provides its subscribers with access to the internet in exchange for a monthly or yearly subscription fee. An ISP can provide different types of internet access. It could be something as basic as a dial-up service to faster...

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

Nine years ago the RIAA won a groundbreaking suit against Napster.com in what would become the beginning of a nearly decade-long flood of litigation. The incident seemed to be a tipping point for the Entertainment Industry, as both the RIAA and MPAA up until then had enjoyed little success in...

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What Is ICANN?

ICANN stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This is a non profit corporation with offices at Marina del Rey, California. ICANN has been given the responsibility of managing the logistical aspect of internet protocol (IP) addresses and domain names. ICANN was officially...

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How Does the Internet Work?

The Internet is an international network that uses particular data transfer processes and online protocols to create a standard communication highway. The Internet would not be possible without powerful telephone lines such as T3 lines which have the capacity to transfer data at high speeds (an...

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What Is a Proxy Server ?

A proxy server is like a middleman which sits between the main server and the client application, such as a browser. When the client computer makes a request such as a file download, web page request or any other type of connection request, it first connects to the proxy server which then sources...

Federal Communications Commission Expanding Internet Regulation

Federal Communications Commission Expanding Internet Regulation

On December 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will expand government authority on the Internet. The FCC will take unprecedented measures to regulate the inner works of the internet and will disregard congressional rulings regarding governmental internet activity. The FCC is...

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How to Download & Watch Free Movies & Video Online

Even as little as seven years ago, trying to obtain video on the Internet, much less watching a movie, was a complete nightmare. With much of the Internet still on dialup, it could take hours to download even a three minute music video, days for a feature-length film. Furthermore, the video-watching...

DMCA Takedown 101

DMCA Takedown 101

The Digital Millennium Copyright ACT (DMCA) is one of the best-known and most-controversial pieces of legislation passed in recent years. It has had a greater impact on the Web than virtually any other piece of legislation and is largely responsible for much of the Web we see today. One of the...

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What Is a DSL Filter?

A DSL filter is a small device used attached in-line in order to help filter out and clean any kind of line interference to any kind of regular phone equipment. This device, which is also known as a micro-filter, is used when the DSL service shares the same line as the telephone. A DSL filter may...

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What Is an Account Number?

An account number is basically a management tool that is used by practically all businesses to keep track of their clients. Various businesses have transactions with countless clients who hold accounts with these businesses. Each account is associated with a certain client, and documentation is...