...opening the possibility of Internet service providers charging Web sites for higher-quality delivery of their content...
It's nice to see that very few people are buying Wheeler's statement that Netflix's agreement with Comcast is just a peering arrangement, and not an outright purchase of fast-lane access. He's not a stupid man; does he really believe nobody can project these proposed rules into a world where ISPs squat on the last-mile connections and squeeze every penny from both their subscribers and any sites they visit?
I hope the FCC will take the time to visit the neocities site to get an idea of what an unchecked future might look like. And then walk that horrible zombie net neutrality proposal back to the cash-lined grave from whence it lurched.
According to Evan, the Chief of Digital Strategy's comments were even more stark, "[Your market model] will never work anyway. Digital is a fad. It will only work in Europe."
The Chief of Digital Strategy says "digital is a fad." Back to the abacus, I guess, and what exactly is he getting paid for again?. The fellow then doubles down and says "It will only work in Europe." What, American 0s and 1s don't fit in the slot? Too fat? Only svelte European digits will work?
The DOJ gets my "Funny" vote for their brief. And in a few years, when the Internet Of Things really takes off, will the DOJ argue for expansion of these assertions to cover any electronic device? "Cuff the fridge and haul it to the station. There just might be tasty, tasty info in there."
Also note the brief continually refers to the instant devices as 'cell phones', not 'smartphones'. The language is either a brilliant sleight of hand in obfuscating modern phones' capabilities, or proof that the government is in fact way behind the curve.
“While we and record labels may agree that Pandora should pay a maximum amount possible of their revenue for music, it doesn’t mean that we agree that the money should be split 13 to one,” said David Israelite, the president of the National Music Publishers’ Association.
The objective view is that there is no competition among the music industry for market share.
Got a feeling that report is going to be waterboarded and will wind up holding a newspaper to the cameras and saying "I love the CIA the CIA has done nothing wrong and the CIA is protecting my freedoms".
This point cannot be stressed enough. Allowing Hollywood to muddle these terms into into some Newspeak porridge conflating everything with theft is doubleplusungood. I'm frankly surprised the NYT didn't call her out on this.