"...Comcast will suffer significant, irreparable injury to its property, operations, and customer relationships."
For once Comcast might be telling the truth. After all, if Comcast is forced to compete there will ge irrepairable damage to the profit margins, Comcast would also be completely unable to maintain the current levels of customer service.
As with any totalitarian government and government wannabes, (I'm looking at you Mafiaa!) the entire goal is controlling everything. Guilt, innocence, truth, lies are all irrelevant to them. Open software cannot be controlled, so it must be stamped out, by any means necessary.
The DOJ will take all this information and bury it in an archaic file system. It will be strangely unable to find any of this collected information, except when it's useful to the DOJ to have the information public.
Well, neither are most of the people who do it for a living, so you're in good company, Mr. Popick
That's only true if accuracy is a requierment for being a political commentator. From what I can tell, the main qualification required to be a commentator is the ability to spout off line after line of pure BS and still keep a straight face. Looking at the news today, I'd say there are a lot of VERY qualified political commentators out there.
As I recall, the USA has tried this before. In the 1980s, encryption was covered under the same export laws as munitions, and export of high strength (>40 bit keys) encryption was banned. The result? Since importing full strength encryption was legal, almost all encryption development moved offshore. If the USA starts to require backdoored encryption, the exact same thing will happen again.