Who to believe?

Story: The Internet Freedom CoalitionTotal Replies: 2
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May 18, 2006
4:24 PM EDT
I've read the proposed legislation [url=http://markey.house.gov/docs/telecomm/Markey Net Neutrality Act of 2006.pdf]http://markey.house.gov/docs/telecomm/Markey Net Neutrality ...[/url] and I can't really find anything to hate.

However, this video http://www.dontregulate.org/ would have you believe that this is supported by big business (Microsoft, Google, Yahoo) because they want to stick it to us. I have to admit, I find myself wondering if some other big businesses (AT&T, Sprint, MCI, etc.) might be trying to mislead us. It would certainly seem they are the ones that stand to lose.

May 18, 2006
8:14 PM EDT
It's newspeak. The Internet Freedom Coalition wants the freedom to discriminate by way of charges, mainly in the U.S. Remember "Freedom to Innovate"?

May 19, 2006
3:31 AM EDT
This is a yet another organization trying to mislead the public by appealing to the usual tendency to not welcome government interventions.

Another one I heard about is http://www.handsofftheinternet.com .

I don't think we should believe them. In some cases government involvement is necessary to preserve the free market, just as antitrust law is necessary to prevent monopolies.

Freedom is not absolute as striving for it would lead to chaos. We have to have certain freedom preserving rules and regulations. In essence that's what the "do what you wish unless it hurts anothers right (or ability to excercise it) to do the same" principle implies.

The "Internet Freedom Coalition" doesn't appear to be our friend.

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