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The Internet is the last true unregulated outpost of freedom of speech but moves are afoot to stifle, suffocate and control the world wide web. These threats are not hidden nor are they hard to deduce and yet a significant minority of truth seekers and activists remain naive as to their scope.
Following our publication of yesterday's article, RIAA Legal Ruling Could Shut Down The Internet, we received a mixed response. Many were aware of the imminent dangers that threaten to change the face of the Internet but others were more hostile to the supposition that the world wide web could be devastated by landmark copyright case rulings as well as plans to develop "Internet 2."
Some accused us of yellow journalism and scaremongering yet the warning that the Elektra vs. Barker case could criminalize the very mechanism that characterizes the Internet was not concocted by Alex Jones or Paul Joseph Watson, it was a statement made by the very lawyer fighting the case, Ray Beckerman.
It was a danger also reported on by one of the UK's biggest technology news websites, the Inquirer, which also yesterday highlighted the frightening development in an article entitled, RIAA wants the Internet shut down.
The deployment of the new Internet2 Network continues on schedule, with the first 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) wavelength operational between New York and Chicago. Routers at the two locations can ping each other and will be meshed into the existing nationwide Internet2 IP infrastructure over the upcoming few days. The goal was to have this first link of the network alive before the Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting. Achieving that goal just 5 months and 8 days after signing the agreement with Level 3 Communications is the result of dedicated, persistent teamwork by many people particularly those at the Global Research NOC at Indiana University, Level 3, Infinera and Ciena. The team is on target for full deployment by August 2007 of what will be the most advanced nationwide research and education network that can be easily scaled to provide not only IP, but also static and dynamic dedicated wavelength services. The Internet2 Network website and blog provide the latest news, announcements and updates.
Originally posted by AMANNAMEDQUEST
The internet Isn't a freedom its a privlage. You dont need the net to be free, yes informed and connected but not free.
Originally posted by Umbra Sideralis
I realy dont know if they any time will close the internet. for governments internet could be dangerous due to the free speech and the easy way how ppl can pass away secret informations, but in the other hand, the internet today is a huge Big Brother also!, they monitorize each one of us easly!i doubt they will want to lose this!