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Who owns the Internet?
How Stuff Works ^ | 3/17/2014 | How Stuff Works

Posted on 03/18/2014 2:12:26 PM PDT by Dallas59

Imagine you're in a room full of people from different countries, and everyone only speaks his or her native language. In order to communicate, you'd have to come up with a standard set of rules and vocabulary. That's what makes the Internet so remarkable: It's a system that lets different computer networks communicate with each other using a standardized set of rules. Without rules, these computer networks wouldn't be able to communicate with each other.

Think for a minute about the scope of the Internet. It's a collection of inter-networked computer systems that spans the entire globe. It depends on several sets of rules called protocols. These protocols make it possible for computer communication across networks. It also relies on a huge infrastructure of routers, Network Access Points (NAPs) and computer systems. Then there are the satellites, miles of cable and hundreds of wireless routers that transmit signals between computers and networks.

­It's a truly global system. Cables crisscross countries and oceans, crossing borders and linking some of the world's most remote locations to everyone else. And the Internet is still growing. More computers link to it every day, and various organizations and companies are working to extend Internet access to countries that aren't yet connected.

The Internet is a giant system made up of much smaller systems. If it's one thing, does it have a single owner? Is there some person or entity that controls the Internet? Is it possible for someone to own something that spans nations and oceans? Keep reading to find out.­


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Education
KEYWORDS: internet

1 posted on 03/18/2014 2:12:26 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

No government can lay claim to owning the Internet, nor can any company. The Internet is like the telephone system — no one owns the whole thing.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 2:16:06 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59
I do. I called dibs on it in 1996.

Pay up, suckas.

3 posted on 03/18/2014 2:18:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Dallas59
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You know Ah do.

4 posted on 03/18/2014 2:18:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Dallas59

Obama will let the UN control he Internet with countries like Cuba and China calling the shots. Just wait for a BIG tax on Internet in countries like the US so that 16 people in Armpitistan can get free Internet and to support a huge bureaucracy at the UN.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 2:33:20 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Dallas59

"Who own da Chiefs."

"Owns....Owns."

6 posted on 03/18/2014 2:35:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Great RJ

Obama will GIVE control to his muslim brethren who now run the UN. Over 75% of the UN is OIC.

.... even though western man created it and footed the bill.

Which is consistent with the UN.

When was the last time the muslims created anything, let alone a functioning economy to stave off their third world proclivity?


7 posted on 03/18/2014 3:39:45 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Dallas59

Owning it is one thing. Controlling it is another.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 4:05:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Dallas59
There is no owning the Internet. The point of the internet was to alow different computers and computer network maker and owner to talk to each other..that what the word means..inter network..all it is an agreed upon common set of protocols for different networks be able to talk to each other..remember the old Cowboys and Indians movies when the two sides did not talk the same language but tthey could communicate with a common simple sign language that's Internet protocols it's the pidgin English the computers talk amongst each others when they don't speak there native tongue with each other
9 posted on 03/18/2014 7:15:06 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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