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    Re: EFF Argues Streaming Service Violates FCC Regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Maybe one of the first examples of negative effects of the FCC take over of the internet:

    To summarize, TMobile wants to offer as part of their wireless data service, the option to stream certain content without it counting against your data limits. They can afford to do this by optimizing it for smartphone screens, lower resolution and bit rate basically. This technically violates the FCC regs that require equal treatment for data however, so some groups are against it, even though consumers would want it.

    Which might mean innovation is stamped down, lawsuit are ramped up, and so is your bill to pay for more lawyers and lobbyists.

    Does T-Mobile's Binge On Service Violate Net Neutrality? Probably, Which Is All You Need To Know About Net Neutrality. - Hit & Run : Reason.com
    This is a good thing. This sort of streaming not being counted against a data plan is another violation of the spirit of net neutrality.

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    Re: EFF Argues Streaming Service Violates FCC Regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The end result being that I am prohibited from making decisions for myself because YOU might make a bad decision for yourself. Calling yourself a libertarian is pretty foolish, IMO.
    When you become the final arbiter of what Libertarianism is and who qualifies for a membership card, maybe I'll give you a listen.

    Meanwhile, I don't equate Libertarianism with pure selfish self-interest. That would mean, for example, it's perfectly all right for you to treat the Earth you inhabit as personal property for your sole enjoyment. To act in ways that harm you, me, and any future progeny simply because..."freedom!"

    That's why you see "Left" in my signifier. I believe in "enlightened self-interest," not your brand of rapacious self-interest. :
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    Re: EFF Argues Streaming Service Violates FCC Regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It violates net neutrality, that is the problem. What they are doing is delivering lower quality content and offering it for free in order to bribe people against net neutrality.
    No, its to sell their product. FCC regulation is the problem here.

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    Re: EFF Argues Streaming Service Violates FCC Regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    When you become the final arbiter of what Libertarianism is and who qualifies for a membership card, maybe I'll give you a listen.

    Meanwhile, I don't equate Libertarianism with pure selfish self-interest. That would mean, for example, it's perfectly all right for you to treat the Earth you inhabit as personal property for your sole enjoyment. To act in ways that harm you, me, and any future progeny simply because..."freedom!"

    That's why you see "Left" in my signifier. I believe in "enlightened self-interest," not your brand of rapacious self-interest. :
    Then F off my thread.

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    Re: EFF Argues Streaming Service Violates FCC Regulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    The consumer will lose without net neutrality, without net neutrality T-Mobile could very easily say you are only allowed to use their app for streaming or slow down all other video traffic to push you towards their app.
    Yeah, sure that's what's been happening right? Verizon stamping out all the other apps in favor of theirs? Go to the app store and show me where 100% of them are Verizon apps. Maybe in Canada that's how it works, but not here.
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    Re: EFF Argues Streaming Service Violates FCC Regulation

    the government should run everything, then we can be a democrat utopia like the highly successful and everlasting soviet union.
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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