Not really. Even if your derivative work idea was valid and could be used to stop Verizon, they would just update their Terms of Service (TOS) to explicitly have you grant them this right and waive any claims.
Frankly, while i haven't checked, is very likely that their existing TOS grants them the right to make any change to your traffic they see fit, so it's likely that any derivative work would fail on it's face based on your existing contract.
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