Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 20:55 UTC
Internet & Networking Well, this is interesting. As some rumours already suggested, Google and Verizon have released a joint proposal for a legislative framework regarding net neutrality. This being Google and all, some of you may expect this to be all flower-farting unicorns darting across rainbows, but sadly, that's not the case. This proposal? Well, it's not good.
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by telns on Mon 9th Aug 2010 22:41 UTC
telns
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2009-06-18

This is entirely expected.

Shooting for a legal solution to net neutrality is going to end in tears. It will be (like most exercises in political economy) a tool for the best connected firms to get the laws written in their favor, raising barriers to entry and restricting competition. The beauty is it won't just be difficult to compete, it will be illegal.

If there is one thing that is likely to truly bring about the draconian restrictions on the Internet that people are fearing, it will be whatever law we end up with on the far side of this net neutrality crusade.

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