Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2009 19:16 UTC
Internet & Networking Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, today laid out plans to enforce net neutrality upon the internet. While the FCC is a US-only entity, fact of the matter is that "control" over the internet lies within the US, so whatever the FCC decides, it will affect the rest of the world.
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RE[3]: Excellent news.
by BigDaddy on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 12:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent news."
BigDaddy
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2006-08-10

Did you read the "Consumers are allowed to access the lawful internet content of their choice." part? That would scare the hell out of me. What is lawful content? That could change on a whim.

Look at Iran blocking the social sites, email, and whatnot. Think that can't happen here? We already have brown shirt tactics where people can anonymously tell the government who was badmouthing the health care plans. We have news that is not being reported, the next step would be marking the people who write on their blogs what they perceive as truth being called dissidents and having their content labeled unlawful content. They did not say legal or illegal for a reason.

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RE[4]: Excellent news.
by kenji on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 16:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Excellent news."
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

Did you read the "Consumers are allowed to access the lawful internet content of their choice." part? That would scare the hell out of me. What is lawful content? That could change on a whim.

Look at Iran blocking the social sites, email, and whatnot. Think that can't happen here? We already have brown shirt tactics where people can anonymously tell the government who was badmouthing the health care plans. We have news that is not being reported, the next step would be marking the people who write on their blogs what they perceive as truth being called dissidents and having their content labeled unlawful content. They did not say legal or illegal for a reason.

That was just what I was thinking. We should have access to CONTENT, period. 'Legality' of said content is subjective.

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