The MPAA and RIAA alike are pushing for some form of network traffic filtering at the Internet Service Provider level, and major players like Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and AT&T (NYSE: T) have reportedly started working on their filters and traffic shapers on behalf of Hollywood and the recording industry. But not Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

The telecom giant told The New York Times that it wants no part of that slippery slope toward special-interests insanity, with all the attendant liabilities and privacy issues. Good call, Verizon. Now go tell the other ISPs.

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