posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 07:38 PM
Originally posted by knightsofcydonia
Nobody owns the internet!!!
Actually... That is a major misconception.
Even though the internet may appear to be free, the reality is that it is owned by service providers. If the internet was not owned by anyone
specific, the entire infrastructure would have collapsed quickly. In order to access all online content, you need to 'purchase' an account from a
provider. Website owners pay yearly fees to service providers, domain registrars, and hosting sites. Only major corporations and sites have their own
facilities. Regardless about how you swing the pendulum, the internet is owned by corporations that provide you a service to access online content.
- The National Science Foundation
- The Internet Engineering Task Force
- The Internet Architecture Board
edit on 11/17/2011 by Section31 because: (no reason given)