Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tech: Biting The Hand That Tames It

The initial purpose of Net Neutrality (which passed this past week) was to stop internet service providers from throttling internet speeds based on which content providers paid them more money or blocking content based on reasons other than copyright violation.

Unfortunately, the language of the bill allows for more than that.

According to WND and the EFF, there are (or will be, since the bill isn't even completely written yet) clauses that allow the FCC to censor conduct based on "non-neutral practices that may ‘harm’ consumers.”

If the FCC isn't "vewy, vewy caweful" hunting their definition of violators ("wabbits"), we may find in five or ten years, the very communities that fought dearly for the passing of Net Neutrality will be fighting to revoke it.

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