Skip to comments.Here are the FCC Net Neutrality Rules (HAVE AT IT)
Posted on 03/12/2015 9:03:09 PM PDT by CptnObvious
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‘pay to win’ implies every hop must verify the license and permissions of the sender and receiver
iow... they will control and track all communications without a warrent.
and if they want to shut you up, all they have to do is demand a ‘fee’ (how’s $50k/mon for that conservative political site? too much? oh well)
I would also add that the government plans to provide low / no cost internet to every household, meaning we will be subsidizing internet access to low income housing.
They are also establishing authority so that when Internet ID laws are passed, they remove anonymity, tax and license blog publishers etc.
viva La Mesh networking....
Yes they do, and they think somehow they are insulated from the rest of society. When all their and their families personal information becomes public, they will realize the wrath they have wrought.
Don’t forget, those edicts that are chiseled in stone might be on their headstones.
“Fair” is another word for “I have to control everything within my reach.”
I talked to my pal Popeye about these wonderful new govt. regulations.
He says, “It’s spinach, and to hell with it.”
No worries. The feral gummint is involved. It is pure poison.
Congratulations, you’ve allied yourself with the Marxists at Free Press and given control of ISPs to Obama.
Shouldn’t you have thought this one out?
Do you have a right to the labor of people who run ISPs?
If one percent of their customers use 30% of the bandwith why shouldn’t they be treated differently?
If all packets are treated the same why do you think everything will be a fast lane rather than a slow lane?
The middle class will be stuck for the costs of the freeloaders.
It’s all so petty and stupid. Our freedom betrayed for netflix movies.
The poison is not so much in the few pages written here, rather, it's in the tens of thousands of pages yet to come. The FCC was established early in the last century to regulate the limited air waves after radio communication was invented. During the onset of radio communication, anyone anywhere could transmit radio waves on any frequency at any power level. There wasn't enough bandwidth available. The FCC set various frequencies and power limits for different users, and greatly improved the situation.
It was never intended to establish control of privately owned wires and fiber optic systems which have the potential of unlimited bandwidth. The owners can simply lay more cables. This illegal vote by the Democrats on the FCC is nothing more than a power grab to establish more federal power over you.
But in point of fact, the "content providers" in Hollywood and the publishing industry have a lot in common with the "robber barons" of yore: they all want the government to prop up their business model against actual and potential competitors. Standard Oil and the oligopoly of railroad companies (with local monopolies) were not built by the free market, but by suborning state legislatures to put support anticompetitive practices and use eminent domain on behalf of companies, rather than the public. So "content providers" have gotten Congress to subvert the Constitutional intent of copyright with life plus
50 70 year "limited terms" (anyone betting that when Steamboat Willie is about to go into the public domain the same folks won't be agitating for 70 to be replaced with some number greater than 80 would be a fool) and importing the notion of droits d'auteur, quite alien to the concept of copyright at the time of the American Founding -- we've seen the results recently with similarity of musical sound being the basis for a judgement against active artists on behalf of an artistic estate.
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