Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:47 UTC
Internet & Networking So, while The Netherlands just adopted net neutrality, the US is now nearing a comprehensive agreement on a piracy crackdown system. It will include throttling internet speeds, limiting access to e.g. only the top 200 websites, and forced participation in an educational program on copyright. The system has been drafted by the White House, big content, and ISPs. I guess this is the final nail in the coffin for net neutrality in the land of the 'free'.
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RE[3]: Uhh... net neutrality?
by WorknMan on Fri 24th Jun 2011 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Uhh... net neutrality?"
WorknMan
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I have to agree with modmans2ndcoming. I can't see what NL net-neutrality has to do with US anti-piracy policy. The Dutch will inevitably have their own separate anti-piracy legislation, in whatever form, completely unrelated to their stance on net-neutrality.


Well, maybe not. The entertainment industry in the US (as well as the lawmakers in their back pocket) will realize that fighting piracy is like pissing into the wind, and they're never going to stop it no matter what they try. I understand that they should've been able to figure this out years ago, but they will get there eventually.... once they run out of ideas.

If they get to this point before the Dutch enact any sort of anti-piracy legislation, there will be no point in the Dutch pissing into the wind as well ;)

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