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    Strange bed partners: Google and Time Warner gettin' it on - free content at risk?
    Net neutrality is a huge issue for a lot of people. Especially for people who love the Internet or make money by using it. I have news for those who follow this issue. As you might already know, Google has always been pro-net neutrality, while Time Warner has always led the charge against net neutrality. You should know that Google and Time Warner just linked arms. I have no idea how that'll play out for those who want to keep all content on the Internet free. Here's a link:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...57I4J220090819
    http://www.savetheinternet.com/
    http://www.google.com/help/netneutrality.html

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    The current government is a big fan of net neutrality, so haven't been worried about this topic at all.

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/03/obama-nominates/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    The current government is a big fan of net neutrality, so haven't been worried about this topic at all.

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/03/obama-nominates/
    It doesn't matter what Obama or one of his men thinks about net neutrality. . It's in the hands of congress, not just one apointee.

    No matter what congress decides, Murdoch and his lobby will go back to Washington year after year to try and get rid of net neutrality. The reader shouldn't get complacent. Sign the petition. It takes only 5 minutes:

    https://secure.freepress.net/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=343
    Last edited by BurgerBoy; January 4th, 2010 at 07:50 AM.

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    True that Congress and private businesses play a role, but it is false to say that it doesn't matter what Obama or his FFC appointees think about the issue. The FCC makes some huge decisions and the recent Obama appointment took us in a much better direction.

    I agree that we shouldn't be complacent. Sign the petition link above if you haven't already and keep on top of this issue. The big media companies would love to keep their monopolies and they absolutely hate the idea of millions of online publishers competing with them.

    I can't wait for cable television to go the way of newspapers. So many people get their information from their cable line-up. Four crappy news channel, three crappy music channels, one crappy history channel, etc...

    The cable companies want to make the internet more like the cable line-ups, but I want to make television more like the internet with millions of choices from all over the world.

    Technology will soon cause the death of the monopoly cable line-up on our television screens. The big cable companies will fight it every step of the way.
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    The is NO FREE LUNCH anywhere in the universe at anytime ... the internet is NO different. William Gibson pointed out that 'information wants to be free.' But contrary to all the idiots in the universe who think that is true, time and space must be transended and the cost is always ENERGY. And it is expensive.

    I know, the internet idiots will make all their money on volume ... but about 1,000 years ago Arab mathematicians invented the ZERO ... and zero times zero is always zero ... Google or no Google.

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    Obama Plans Internet Grab: FCC to Embrace 'Net Neutrality'

    During the weekend, press reports revealed a stunning development: The Obama administration will announce Monday that the FCC would propose new rules to embrace what it calls "Net Neutrality."

    Obama's new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, will use a speech to the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank, to announce the FCC proposals, according to those reports.

    Genachowski will "propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks," according to the Associated Press.

    The FCC rules "would bar Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. or AT&T Inc., from slowing or blocking certain services or content flowing through their vast networks," according to the AP........

    http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/oba...20/262385.html

    Obama speaking on it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubadr...layer_embedded

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    Admin Note:

    Easy with the political undertones or the thread will be locked.

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