Net Neutrality Links
I’ve added these links to the Net Neutrality Page today.
The Internet Inventor Speaks Out!
At one point in the comments, [Tim] Berners-Lee says something that absolutely tickles me!
Ã¢â¬ÅSuppose your ISP runs an online auction: is there any reason why it should support traffic to eBay at all, when it has its own auction service? Suppose it runs its own on-demand movies – why should it have to allow through HBO packets? Suppose it has its own search portal Ã¢â¬â why should it give preference to GoogleÃ¢â¬â¢s packets, when the customer has available its own search service? Suppose the degradation happens now, not only to Skype traffic, but traffic from video sources of stations with particular political views? What happens when your ISPÃ¢â¬â¢s platinum partners establish favorable treatment for packets from sites with particular views on evolution? It is a slippery slope, and the bottom end is not nice at all. If there is a way of influencing the browsing choices of people, even slightly, there will be money in it, and when there is money in it there will be unscrupulous people trying to get that control. Do you really want to us to set off down that slope? Sometimes you donÃ¢â¬â¢t know what youÃ¢â¬â¢ve got till itÃ¢â¬â¢s gone.Ã¢â¬?
THIS IS USER FRIENDLY.ORG
THIS IS USER FRIENDLY.ORG WITHOUT NET NEUTRALITY.
I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know how there is no law against this. Also, itÃ¢â¬â¢s so pathetically transparent that this group is corrupt when their member organizations include Cingular, the American Conservative Union, AT&T, BellSouth, and so on. A tagline like Ã¢â¬ÅJoin Us and say NO to government regulation of the environmentÃ¢â¬? is sick. IÃ¢â¬â¢m so sick. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s as bad as using religion to play on peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s emotions for political and monetary gain.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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