It’s utterly confusing how these articles supporting government control of the internet keep getting written.
Based on the evidence, every single time they’ve intervened they undermine and ruin the internet’s functionality. DMCA, SOPA, PIPA, cookie notifications, GDPR, right to be forgotten, article 13.
For all the hypothetical damage companies could do, that’s never happened since the internet was created, it’s dwarfed the actual, very large amount of damage governments have done the very few times they’ve actually intervened.
You will never control the regulators that write laws about the internet. They will always, and have always used it as a means to control information. I urge you to change your mind on government intervention on the internet.
I'll stick with free markets where I get 85% of what I want with 0 effort instead of running myself ragged trying to get the government to do it.
I've wrote multiple times about how Net Neutrality efforts would ultimately be in vain due to voter overload and regulatory capture.
Having a top-down organization creating all the rules **will** **not** **work**.
All this effort pushing FCC net neutrality was wasted when we should have been focusing on state and municipal level support for eliminating monopolies. Had we been doing this from the start we'd be a lot farther along now but this FCC failed detour has cost us a considerable amount of time.
It seems all the effort spent giving one organization power to control communication, which predictively succame to regulatory capture, could have been spent making sure no one has control over communication, like state-advocacy to dismantle state and municipal barriers to providing communications services.