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Petitioners also suggest that, under the jurisdictional interpretation of the Report and Order, the FCC could in the future assert jurisdiction to regulate the copying of faxed documents or to regulate automobiles simply “because the car contains a satellite radio receiver.” Petitioners ignore the fundamental difference between regulation of receivers and regulation of received material.
Susan Crawford comments on her blog: "Why should we care about all of this? We should care because if the FCC has the power to act on anything that has something to do with communication, we have only the FCC's self-restraint to rely on when it comes to all internet communications. We should care because we want open platforms and open communications to continue. We should care because the future of the internet is at stake -- the FCC will use its "ancillary jurisdiction" to impose "social policies" on any services that use the internet protocol, and will point to its broadcast flag action as support for its jurisdictional claims."
Originally posted by Zipdot
I thought a vote for the Republican party meant LESS government, not TOTALITARIAN government. ?? *Rethinks political stance*.