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Originally posted by Throwback
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Thankyou for reading and explaining to these paranoid conspiracy theorists! I mean come on people, all it took was a little reading instead of just guessing. Not all regulations are bad!
Originally posted by drkid
start making cd's of the good stuff. FML!
Originally posted by boondock-saint
wow, Soros is funding wikileaks and has his own
stooge at the FCC to pass this net censorship.
Soros supplied the problem (wikileaks)
and the solution (net censorship, FCC)
The rules would prohibit phone and cable companies from abusing their control over broadband connections to discriminate against rival content or services, such as Internet phone calls or online video, or play favorites with Web traffic.
Originally posted by Marshall Twinie
Havent read through the entire thread,
so forgive me if someone has already mentioned this.
If the net does become obscenely regulated,
the best way to keep information alive
is to go back to the old school days of BBS boards.
With regular phone lines and digi-boards to allow multiple users on at once.
At least some information can still be spread through message networks in that way.
I find that when people attempt to categorise others into 1 of 2 groups, as in this case, its almost certainly a false dichotomy, as this is. It just isn't the case that a person is a total authoritarian or a total liberal (the real opposites, flying in the face of the false dichotomy "conservative vs liberal" - oh yeah! If you're anti-regulation, you're some form of liberal alright! You may be a liberal conservative [libertarian], maybe a conservative liberal [support representative democracy], but a liberal of some shade nonetheless.). Personally, you'll not find me supporting regulation on where or when I can buy alcohol or other substances for my consumption or what those substances are; what, if any, clothing I can/must wear; where I can have sex; what I can say to people; what type of music I can listen to in a field in the middle of nowhere; etc. - all these are subject to UK law & there are many others that get right up my nose.
1) the atsers who have not a problem of the government regulating every aspect of their enviroments.
2) the second group,myself included, you could quit possibly call us anti federalist, but witnessing the government mess life up as we know it for the select few to benifit, such as fat azz Al Gore, Murdoch,Rothchilds, Rockefeller,etc,etc, just does not appeal to me.
Ok. I think we may have a fundamental breakdown of communication. In the context of this quoted statement, would you please define what you mean by "the internet".
Regulation by the FCC is part of the fedgov's attempt to control the internet....period.