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    A Call to Arms

    I have just found out that major corperations (ie Verison) aree trying to privitize the Internet
    Hear my call, we must fight this while it is still young
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    Re: A Call to Arms

    Are you talking about network neutrality?

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    Yeah, he is. He doesn't realize that as long as corporations are treated by the law as if they were individuals, they'll use their money to buy governments. Fighting for network neutrality is a red herring. The fight should be against corporate personhood.
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    The way the laws are now there really isn't much to be done about network neutrality. Verison and AT&T are not trying to privatize the internet. It already is private. They own the cable the data travels over. As it stands they are perfectly in their rights to charge whatever they want for access to that cable. Hopefully a solution is found for this before it gets out of hand.

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    Re: A Call to Arms

    no
    i am talking about stuff like charging you $0.05 to do a search in google
    that is what they are trying to do
    "This bed is evil, it's draining your soul!"

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    Re: A Call to Arms

    Shoot...you mean I'll actually have to go and do research at a library again? WTF?

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    Re: A Call to Arms

    people have been talking about this for years...

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    Re: A Call to Arms

    The solution to the problem is simple. Wherever net neutrality prevails will be where the economy grows due to free innovation and the ability to compete with your mind and your effort rather than your wallet. The key is to ensure that the EU or elsewhere (in all honest only the EU is large enough outside the US and China who are already breaking things) fights for net neutrality if the USA doesn't. That way these companies will have a big expensive waste of space, since neutrality suits 99% of other businesses they will dump the US system like a bad habbit. This economic threat will result in the US either declaring war on the EU or forcing net neutrality on the corperations. They won't accept a situation where all innovation happens abroad.

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    They have been talking about that since the net went open public since the early 90's. It would be extremely hard to regulate the net locally nevermind globally.The net is huge. And it is a bunch of networks combine that makes it up not just one from the States, Canada, or elsewhere.

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    yeah, i hear what you are saying
    just scared me a little becuase if by some cruel twist of fate it did happen, well there goes linux
    "This bed is evil, it's draining your soul!"

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