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Battle over ‘net neutrality’ arrives in Canada
. . . “Right now, the internet is almost a perfect, universal democracy,” says Pippa Lawson, the executive director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Law Clinic.
“The smallest bloggers can be accessed as easily and as quickly as the websites of major corporations.”
There’s clear incentive there for those who have the economic interests to discriminate. That’s why it’s necessary to ensure that there’s a level playing field and you have to do that legislatively.”
Lawson said Canadian companies want exactly what American companies want Ã¢â¬â to control the web and make a lot of money doing so.
“There’s a big push in Canada right now to allow those sorts of discriminatory practices,” Lawson said.
“The companies that own the pipes of the internet Ã¢â¬â the telecom companies Ã¢â¬â haven’t liked sitting back and watching big content providers like Google and Yahoo make billions of dollars. They want a piece of the pie, and they want to be able to favour their own content or the content of the corporations that would pay them big money.”
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