posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 11:25 AM
Originally posted by davesidious
reply to post by charlie0
There is no way for one country to "control" or "own" the internet. They can only control the internet in their own country. True, the US
currently controls the main DNS servers, but each country is more than capable of running their own.
This is NOT about any country owning or controlling the Internet - it's a grab for power by mega-corporations.
Our tax dollars helped build the physical framework for the Internet. But now, media corporations are claiming they own it outright, and have the
right to censor information on the Net - to control what information people can and cannot see..
I do NOT agree.
...Arguably, Internet services fall under the purview of the FCC. For example, the FCC defines telephone service as a "universal service," NOT a
FCC rules are up for change, to accommodate "new technology," something that's been put off for decades.
The FCC COULD define broadband as a "universal service" - like telephones - and protect broadband networks for the public - all it would take would
be strong network neutrality rules that prohibit content blocking and discrimination online.
It's been argued that:
"a broadband plan without open Internet protections is like the constitution without the bill of rights - it's insufficient. "