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Republicans Donít Want America to Give Up Control of Web Addresses
TIME ^ | April 10, 2014 | Denver Nicks

Posted on 05/02/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT by celmak

Democrats and Republicans both say they want keep the Internet free and open for all. They disagree about who should guard the guards

House Republicans advanced legislation Thursday that they say will keep the Internet open and free from government censorship. Every Democrat on the panel considering the measure opposed it in service, they say, of the same goal.

At issue is a question with profound implications for the future of global communications that delves into the deepest bowels of the Internet, and a version of the age-old question: Who guards the guards?

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: internet; piracy
Have not seen this issue here. Your Thoughts on the subject?
1 posted on 05/02/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak
We paid for it, DARPA designed and developed it, and so we own it. Period.
2 posted on 05/02/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Republicans Don’t Want America to Give Up Control of Web Addresses...

...because they're all rassists.

3 posted on 05/02/2014 3:18:43 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: celmak

Republicans don’t like kittens..!

Republicans sometimes don’t hold doors open..!

Republicans sometimes wear unmatched socks...!

—>MEDIA GRASPING AT STRAWS<—


4 posted on 05/02/2014 3:19:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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Next thing you know they’ll give away the Panama Canal.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 3:26:39 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: celmak

Come on Republicans, we can do this. Anyone that believes this administration about anything (if you like your doctor, healthcare will be cheaper, etc.) is not living in the present reality. We do not need to give up control in this area.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 3:28:28 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: celmak

Yep. Those evil uncaring Republicans.

They just don’t care. And they just won’t share.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 3:30:11 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: celmak

IIRC, the last article I read about this said the idea of the US giving this up was being rethought. No link, sorry.

May cooler heads prevail. There is no REASON to give this up.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 3:31:42 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: celmak

Don’t give it up. Governments and the UN would love to take control over it. Don’t let them.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 3:41:14 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: mojito
Yep. Those evil uncaring Republicans. They just don’t care.

I could not agree more. How many times can people be lied to and hoodwinked by this political good cop, bad cop con-job?

10 posted on 05/02/2014 3:47:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: celmak

Anyone else taking control will definitely result in censorship. He**, I worry about censorship with this crew from the USA in control!


11 posted on 05/02/2014 3:48:18 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Rio

That was sarcasm right? We already returned the Panama Canal to Panama.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 3:48:19 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: I want the USA back
Last two paragraphs of the article:Looking the first paragraph of these two, like I said above, there's no R.E.A.S.O.N to do this. It's a lame brain idea from the Commerce Dept. They are afraid other countries will say nasty things about the US if we don't give this precious resource away. When's the last time you heard anybody complain about the way we're running this?

Typical RATS, this is all about feelings. Haven't you heard? The US is full of racists who want to dominate the Internet!

13 posted on 05/02/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Steely Tom
'....now thats just plain juvenile..."



14 posted on 05/02/2014 3:56:18 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: upchuck
but the bill actually threatens that goal and plays into the hands of those who want to use the Internet as an instrument of political control rather than preserve it as a global platform for free expression.”

Exactly what the current regieme desires.

15 posted on 05/02/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: celmak

It’s not just Republicans.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 4:18:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Rio

Well, we do have the Black Jimmy Carter as POTUS.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 4:49:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Timber Rattler
"We paid for it, DARPA designed and developed it, and so we own it. Period."

Good answer. So many useful idiots have tried revisionist propaganda against that.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 5:00:03 PM PDT by familyop
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To: celmak

I guess Barack the Kenyan is just going to have to teach us to “evolve.” We’re NOT No. 1 anymore Toto. Thanks Barry!


19 posted on 05/02/2014 5:38:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: celmak
Have not seen this issue here. Your Thoughts on the subject?

Well, let's talk about the real-world implications...

Suppose you spend a fortune building up the web site "NextBigThing.com". Then, one day you find that the domain name has mysteriously been mapped to the IP address of somebody in some other country.

You built up the company, but now someone else has taken it over with a SINGLE KEYSTROKE!

In short...this is H-U-G-E ... it significantly erodes the value of every US-owned web site.

20 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:39 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: The Duke
"In short...this is H-U-G-E ... it significantly erodes the value of every US-owned web site."

Yours is the most poignant answer; thanks! I just hope people wake up to this fact.

21 posted on 05/04/2014 9:26:03 AM PDT by celmak
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