Government Regulation Of Internet: Bad

from the so-they-say dept

It seems that the Internet Society’s talks today were like a laundry list of all the bad things that threaten the internet that we’ve been discussing here. Included on the list: companies inhibiting innovation in order to have more “control”, instant messaging systems that don’t communicate with each other, digital copy protection schemes that turn the internet into a broadcast-only medium, the destruction of fair use rights, and (as we discussed earlier today) tiered broadband pricing. It sounds like they also touched on issues having to do with spam, privacy, and the lack of borders in cyberspace. Sounds like quite the conference.

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