Skip to comments.Who Owns the Internet
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 worlds first website: http://info.cern.ch/. April 30, 1993 was the day the Webs 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 nations 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.
algore probably has royalties.
I own the Internet.
Believe whatever you wish. It’s all mine.
And thanks for being a user.
Who knew?!? ;-)
If that’s the case, could you stop people from excerpting to their blogs?
You ain't getting a dime...maybe a beer...
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.
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?
I'll let 'em live because they are interesting targets.
the government already regulates thought
Just funnin wit ya, bud.
“...the worlds first website...”
They might pretend that was the first website, but everybody knows it was really zombo.com
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#)
Hey! Rudy! I’m collecting the “humblegunner tax” because this is his. Pony up!
“no ownership” and “common ownership” mean “government ownership”. It simply hasn’t been asserted. When it is, it will hasten universal citizenship. imho.
You got the FreeWheelin' Franklin n' I'm gone.
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!
I do, get off my channel! ;-)