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Who Owns the Internet
Government Technology ^ | May 15, 2013 By Colin Wood

Posted on 06/15/2013 4:16:34 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar

The idea that anyone is controlling the Internet runs contrary to common knowledge. The Web has a tradition of hosting free content with relatively little government or regulatory interference, and is today backed by a fervent army of supporters ready to defend a free and open platform.

And in celebration of 20 years of a free World Wide Web, research laboratory CERN recently restored the world’s first website: http://info.cern.ch/. April 30, 1993 was the day the Web’s source code became publicly available on a royalty-free basis, setting a precedent of free, open and transparent public participation and usage online. Many individuals and organizations, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), maintain it is the free and open nature of the Web that has permitted the historically unrivaled technological growth seen today, while providing an outlet for the nation’s most cherished right of free speech.

But the Internet is not completely free, nor is access uniform across the globe -- nor are things likely to stay exactly as they are today.

In three parts.

Part 2

http://www.govtech.com/wireless/Who-Controls-the-Internet-Part-Two.html

Part Three

http://www.govtech.com/wireless/Who-Controls-the-Internet-Part-Three.html


TOPICS: Government; Technical
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; internet; irs
In light of the recent revelations about NSA, etc....
1 posted on 06/15/2013 4:16:34 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Henry Hnyellar

algore probably has royalties.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 4:18:52 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

I own the Internet.

Believe whatever you wish. It’s all mine.

And thanks for being a user.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 4:19:07 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Who knew?!? ;-)


4 posted on 06/15/2013 4:20:52 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: humblegunner

If that’s the case, could you stop people from excerpting to their blogs?


5 posted on 06/15/2013 4:22:38 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: humblegunner
I own the Internet.

You ain't getting a dime...maybe a beer...

5.56mm

6 posted on 06/15/2013 4:23:29 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Henry Hnyellar

The government would regulate your thoughts if they could. Eventually they will have so many hooks in the web that we’ll be like flies caught in it.


7 posted on 06/15/2013 4:23:46 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Henry Hnyellar
Who Owns the Internet,

"Owwwnssss....Owwnsss."

8 posted on 06/15/2013 4:25:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy
If that’s the case, could you stop people from excerpting to their blogs?

I certainly could.

And by way of compensation, could you provide an easy
and free way for me to occupy a few minutes of dull time by jacking
with folks who disobey some minor aspect of protocol that really
matters to me and only very few others?

No thanks.

I'll let 'em live because they are interesting targets.

10 posted on 06/15/2013 4:32:24 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Telepathic Intruder

the government already regulates thought


11 posted on 06/15/2013 4:33:56 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: humblegunner

Just funnin wit ya, bud.


12 posted on 06/15/2013 4:34:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Henry Hnyellar

“...the world’s first website...”

They might pretend that was the first website, but everybody knows it was really zombo.com


13 posted on 06/15/2013 4:36:27 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: humblegunner

Give me your bank account and routing number, and I’ll bundle a payment right off to you....(Oh, and the last four digits of your SS#)


14 posted on 06/15/2013 4:36:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: 1rudeboy

Hey! Rudy! I’m collecting the “humblegunner tax” because this is his. Pony up!


15 posted on 06/15/2013 4:38:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

“no ownership” and “common ownership” mean “government ownership”. It simply hasn’t been asserted. When it is, it will hasten universal citizenship. imho.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: humblegunner
Who owns the Citizen's Band ?

You got the FreeWheelin' Franklin n' I'm gone.

17 posted on 06/15/2013 4:39:05 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Henry Hnyellar
Whoever wrote this article has absolutely no clue about TCP/IP, protocol routing, traffic shaping, QOS, port filtering and other basic concepts about how the Internet actually works.
18 posted on 06/15/2013 4:39:55 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Absolutely. Look at the rag in which it was published. It’s all about governments, international orgs and regulation. These people don’t give a damn about technical details. They want CONTROL!


19 posted on 06/15/2013 4:44:10 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: knarf
Who owns the Citizen's Band ?

I do, get off my channel! ;-)

20 posted on 06/15/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

well i own the lap band and as much as you seem to be enjoying it get off my lap


21 posted on 06/15/2013 4:55:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: humblegunner

You only own 50% I own the other 50%.


22 posted on 06/15/2013 4:55:47 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: bigheadfred

You’re a sick freak.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 4:56:48 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: humblegunner
I own the Internet.

You may own the internet, but I am Spartacus!

24 posted on 06/15/2013 4:58:28 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Cyber Liberty; humblegunner; 1rudeboy
Hey! Rudy! I’m collecting the “humblegunner tax” because this is his. Pony up!

Done!

25 posted on 06/15/2013 4:59:14 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: usconservative

they laugh they cry


26 posted on 06/15/2013 5:01:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

I do


27 posted on 06/15/2013 5:03:33 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ -- http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

Big Business.


28 posted on 06/15/2013 5:03:53 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: OneWingedShark
I'll see your Little Pony, and raise.
29 posted on 06/15/2013 5:04:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I'll see your Little Pony, and raise.

LOL — Ok... I'll raise with Rorschach in Equestria.

30 posted on 06/15/2013 5:24:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: usconservative
Let's side band and haver it out ..

/8^)

31 posted on 06/15/2013 5:28:40 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

Where the wizzards stay up late is a fun read detailing the beginings of the interweb thingy.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 5:53:32 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: knarf
LOL! Band conditions are terrible 0-30mhz ..... doubt we'd hear each other.

I'm sitting on 40 Meters right now chatting with a few friends in OK (I'm in IL) and the band's in crap condition.

33 posted on 06/15/2013 5:57:02 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Where power rules and mud ducks get stomped.

But the real question is are you “WHIRL WIIIDE!”


34 posted on 06/15/2013 6:43:48 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Henry Hnyellar
But the real question is are you “WHIRL WIIIDE!”

216 confirmed countries. Newest one being Indonesia.

I'm a Ham. :-)

35 posted on 06/15/2013 6:45:15 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Fantastic!

Got Indonesia on 40 meter phone both long and short path.

Currently at 187 worked and 140 confirmed. Most were on 160, 80 and 40 phone. All since about 2006. More recently trolling the higher bands.

Catch your in the pile ups!


36 posted on 06/15/2013 7:15:08 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: humblegunner

Gosh, I thought Al Gore invented it.


37 posted on 06/15/2013 8:18:45 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: humblegunner

He who has the ability to turn it off owns it IMHO .....:o)

Now which button is it.... Click. Nope, not that one .....click.....damn it...where’s my flashlight.....

Nite !


38 posted on 06/15/2013 8:48:23 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

39 posted on 06/15/2013 9:54:51 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: dfwgator

Dang it! You got to it before me!


40 posted on 06/15/2013 9:55:19 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Henry Hnyellar
You going to be participating in Field Day? I'm getting the field day station and antenna's ready today. Cannot WAIT!

Tuned up the 6500W generator last weekend and got that running smooth as silk so power's not going to be an issue.

We're going to have the following:

- 1 HF Station w/AL-80B Amp. Primarily working 10, 20, 40m
- 1 6M Station w/6M Loop @ 100 Watts
- 1 10-80 Inverted-V (Alpha-Delta DX-LB Plus) - 1 Mosley Tri-Bander on a crank up tower attached to a trailer. (40')

Of course BBQ like crazy and plenty of beer. It's gonna be a GREAT weekend!

41 posted on 06/16/2013 8:31:46 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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