posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 04:43 PM
originally posted by: freakjive
Reports have been circulating that the Obama administration is trying to destroy the internet by killing off net-neutrality. In order to see if the
claims check out, you need to meet Tom Wheeler. Just who is Tom Wheeler? If you credit Kathleen Sebelius with the death of the American healthcare
system, you could soon credit Wheeler with the death of the internet, or at the very least, as we know it to be now. The Obama administration’s
supposed plan is an innate result of crony corporatism and could well be their next big lie.
Obama administration moves to virtually kill the internet?
While the title seems rather sensationalist, this story is worthy of investigation and exploration. I don't think the majority of the public is
aware of the consequences of destroying net-neutrality. You would be well served to find out how this would affect you.
In November, 2013, President Obama appointed Wheeler to head-up the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). First, never mind that Wheeler raised
more than $700,000 for Obama’s two elections.
Second, never mind that 2007 presidential candidate Obama made a solemn promise to protect internet neutrality while visiting Google headquarters in
“We have to ensure free and open exchange of information. That starts with an open internet. I will take a backseat to no one in my
commitment to network neutrality. Because once providers start to privilege some applications or websites over others then the smaller voices get
squeezed out and we all lose. The internet is perhaps the most open network in history, and we have to keep it that way.”
The article from Ben Swann was sourced from an article that RT ran:
FCC denies plans to kill net neutrality
Maybe he also wrote stuff into the TPP agreement to force Asian countries to abide by American policy when it comes to transmissions over the net.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP)
laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold:
(1) IP chapter: Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of
speech, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples' abilities to innovate.
(2) Lack of transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.
The twelve nations currently negotiating the TPP are the US, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico,
and Brunei Darussalam. The TPP contains a chapter on intellectual property covering copyright, trademarks, patents and perhaps, geographical
indications. Since the draft text of the agreement has never been offically released to the public, we know from leaked documents, such as the
February 2011 draft US TPP IP Rights Chapter [PDF], that US negotiators are pushing for the adoption of copyright measures far more restrictive than
currently required by international treaties, including the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).