Fair use isn't required nor is it part of the plan, the image was released with full intention of it being copied, modified and shared, more like a creative commons license.
Did the original post contain a notice that it was licensed under CC or similar? If not, then it was copyrighted with all rights reserved (because that is automatically what happens in the US). In that case, without fair use, copying and distributing it would be copyright infringement, regardless of what is going on in the copyright holder's head. That is Mike's point (as I understand it anyway).
Why net neutrality will hurt and slow everyone down is because Networks will not be able to manage their networks based on the priority of the traffic so the result will be more traffic on their systems which means they will have to throttle Everyone to handle it.
Re: Re: As long as they're going to make stupid, wrong arguments
Apologies if this double posts but it looks like it didn't go through the first time.
OK it's pretty clear you already know this is all bullshit but for anyone else reading:
So they came up with this little gem which essentially would make it illegal for customers like Netflix to spend their own money to upgrade their connection to their ISP's.
This isn't about Netflix having to pay their ISP to deliver content to me. It's about making them pay my ISP to deliver content to me, when both I and Netflix have already paid for the bandwidth once.
If you look at the countries ahead of the USA on the list of countries with the fastest Internet, you'll see the largest of these countries are smaller than the state of California.
Maybe you're OK with slow internet just because the US is big, or sparse, but personally I would like to see improvement.
Now, if you look at how much money has actually been spent by US firms building up the Internet, it's absolutely dwarfs second place.
If you look at how much money they have been given to build up infrastructure, yes. But they have taken that money and then not used it on infrastructure. And for some reason also not made to give it back.