posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 06:18 AM
Honestly, I despair sometimes. There isn't 1 of you that has posted anything that suggests you understand what the FCC is trying to do. Frankly I
just cant be bothered to rehash this argument.
Its like you're all suffering from an allergy to the word "regulation" that causes a short circuit bypassing the frontal lobes. Thankfully, there
is an anti-ignorance-amine available. He's called Lawrence Lessig. You can get him free online. When you've understood what a Creative Commons
Licence is, how it makes a great deal of user generated online content possible & that such free content is in competition with large media producers
who would like to charge you for their own content, you may wish to buy the stronger version & read some of the man's books. You will then understand
that the technology to analyse packet headers in real time & route the data according to what content it represents exists, which allows ISPs to
restrict data that is in competition with their rivals. If they are allowed to do this, user generated content hasn't a hope of keeping up with
corporate media outlets, but also you'll end up having to choose your ISP based on decisions like "do I prefer YouTube or GoogleVideo?". 1 thing's
for sure, unless you want ATS plastered with corporate ads so the site owners can pay for full bandwidth delivery to you, nobody is going to give ATS
anything but the slow lane.
If you dont want the FCC to prevent this, just who would you like to prevent private companies turning the peer-to-peer internet we've come to know &
love into a 2 tier system of stagnating user generated content & fast access developing technology devoted entirely to bringing you more MSM?
Yes, I am annoyed. I work in media. We've known this was coming for a decade. Its not enough that new projects are being stifled b/c its way cheaper
to put back-catalogue online. Its not enough that only those projects that fit neatly into a genre thats getting a lot of online hits get funded. No,
now we have to bend over for another arse raping. Grrr!