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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yeah good idea genius

    "Hey, you ISP's, now you're liable for the illegal acts of those using your service!"

    ISP's: "Fine, all filesharing traffic will be halted. Oh and streaming video will be blocked, and sound..."

    Good thinking, got anymore bright ideas?
    That is what they want to do any ways and are doing. Its called putting in maximum download allowed without notifying the customer and blocking certain ports, throttling others. I have even read of Comcast users being kicked off because of a "too big" Youtube usage.
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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The internet was developed by government funded research, spread using government subsidized cables, and made profitable by government granted local monopolies. Yet when it comes to protecting consumers, the government somehow doesn't have the authority? I'd seriously look for judge tampering, because this is downright absurd.
    How the heck is the first sentence in any way related to the case? (It's not.)

    Anyways, from what I can see, the decision is that the FCC doesn't have said authority, not the government.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    This is the second story of the day that demonstrates how big government needs to get out of our lives and free us from the nanny state. The other story was the coal mine disaster, in which big government had the nerve to interfere and fine Massey Coal for safety violations. If the company hadn't been distracted by all that frivolous red tape, those miners would still be alive.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    We the people own the air waves. The FCC regulates them for us for the "public interest".

    This is what happens when corporations are classified as people.

    "Power to the people"

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The internet was developed by government funded research, spread using government subsidized cables, and made profitable by government granted local monopolies. Yet when it comes to protecting consumers, the government somehow doesn't have the authority? I'd seriously look for judge tampering, because this is downright absurd.
    I agree.

    Time to examine every single cent that judge has in the world. If ANYTHING out of the ordinary is found he gets disbarred and serves 20 years. Comcast gets a 25 million dollar fine and the executives each face 10 years in prison without parole.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    And as was mentioned earlier who, exactly, funds the gov't??

    I guess this needs to be reiterated for some of our, well, less fortunate forum members, the ones who didn't do too well in civics......

    THE PEOPLE OWN THE GOV'T, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!
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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    I am generally against government regulation.

    HOWEVER...

    It is because of the government protected monopolies of telecoms that has allowed this issue to happen.

    Now, my PREFERENCE would be to destroy those monopolies and remove the REGULATIONS that are causing them to occur, thus allowing a freer market and for this not to be the issue.

    However, unfortunately, that seems to be close to saying it'd be my preference to have a billion dollars. Doesn't make it so.

    As somewhat of a realist I then see that Net Neutrality, if its left at that and not used as a spring board for the government to then start regulating it more directly, as the best option.

    So to sum up...

    BEST option - Deregulate the telecom industry to cause the monopolies to be blown up and a more open market to be had.

    Next Best, and most realistic option - Government regulation simply stating that internet access must be kept free from a tiered and segregated entry system.

    Not Good Option - Net Neutrality doesn't happen and the telecoms start tiering internet service.

    Worst Option - Government keeps the regulations on the telecoms and then uses Net Neutrality for the GOVERNMENT to decide how the internet should be tiered.

    Since the best option is almost impossible my hope is for the second best option without it leading to the worst option sometime down the line.

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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Where do you live that they have the monopoly?
    ..... where do you like that there isn't a local internet monopoly? If you live in big cities there is likely to be 'competing' companies in your area but that 'competition' could be classified as cartels for the most part. Various companies all with the same prices providing the same exact services and with the same business plans.
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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The internet was developed by government funded research, spread using government subsidized cables, and made profitable by government granted local monopolies. Yet when it comes to protecting consumers, the government somehow doesn't have the authority? I'd seriously look for judge tampering, because this is downright absurd.
    Tim Berners-Lee trumped everything the govt did to develop the Internet by inventing the WorldWideWeb......and GAVE IT AWAY. He never earned a dime for what he did. That's why the govt should stay out of the Web.
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    Re: US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Tim Berners-Lee trumped everything the govt did to develop the Internet by inventing the WorldWideWeb......and GAVE IT AWAY. He never earned a dime for what he did. That's why the govt should stay out of the Web.
    Excellent post, american.

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