On 23 February ISPA - that's the Internet Services Providers' Association to you - hosts its seventh annual Internet Industry Awards. There's several awards up for grabs, including the Best Consumer ISP, Best Hosting Provider and Best Streaming Service, to name but a few.

But the one that has been attracting the most attention is undoubtedly the Internet Villain award. Sony BMG, unsurprisingly, has been listed, for managing to compromise the security of unsuspecting PC users with its copyright-protecting software.

It's not just companies in contention for the award - the EC and Russia are also among the frontrunners, both for being fairly inept when it comes to legislating for and the policing of the internet.

That's all very well - but why can't I see the Chinese government on the list of nominees?

Any more nominees for Internet Villian of the year? Add your suggestions to this blog.