Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 14:42 UTC
Internet & Networking After an epic vote fail in the lower house yesterday (labour accidentally voted against net neutrality lolfail), which was rectified today, The Netherlands has officially become the second country in the world, and the first in Europe, to turn net neutrality into law (okay, technically it needs to pass the senate, but that's more of a formality in our system). A big middle finger to Sarkozy, Cameron, and Obama. Hey Chile, ./fistbump.sh. We're honoured to follow in your footsteps!
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Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Do you really have such a naive faith in capitalism, free enterprise and the corporate world as it seems?

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Berend de Boer Member since:
2005-10-19

Do you really have such a naive faith in capitalism, free enterprise and the corporate world as it seems?


I just saw a government outlawing businesses.

Dozens of people will come home from work today and tell their families they don't have a job anymore.

Do you really have such a naive faith in governments as it seems?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I just saw a government outlawing businesses.


The government outlaws a lot of stuff that you could potentially make money from. Sometimes that's good, sometimes not so.

Dozens of people will come home from work today and tell their families they don't have a job anymore.


Don't be so dramatic unless you can back it up.

No you really have such a naive faith in governments as it seems?


No but neither do I have the almost endearing, misguided faith in the inherent good of the market that many people seem to have.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Berend de Boer,

"I just saw a government outlawing businesses. Dozens of people will come home from work today and tell their families they don't have a job anymore."

Well, if the companies' business models are oppressive or discriminatory, then I have no problem telling them to either close up shop or find a business model which actually serves customers instead of controlling us.

I don't want my ISP dictating what services I use. Whole swaths of the WWW could be relegated to premium subscriptions because those site owners don't have contracts in place with the ISPs. This is pretty much what it will come to if we allow ISPs to discriminate traffic.

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