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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-06-26 18:35
Net neutrality proponents continue to fabricate problems to manipulate public policy to promote government intervention and regulation over free markets.
Fortunately net neutrality proponents have failed miserably in their efforts to date.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-06-26 13:04
Thank you Tech Daily for flagging a silly blog by MyDD calling for an organizing an "online workers union... to look out for the political interests of online workers. These interests include net neutrality, intellectual property law like DMCA..."
You can see me shaking my head in disbelief now... an online workers union for net neutrality...
Let me highlight just a few of the silly aspects of this idea.
First, organizing bloggers into a union to promote net neutrality?
Second, social media technology already allows onliners to organize around what ever idea they want whenever they want. Its a free country and a free and open Internet. Why not create:
Third, MyDD's idea for organizing eBay sellers is sort of bizarre.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-06-25 11:49
Learning that potential Republican Presidential candidate Fred Thompson loves blogging and understands the medium's growing and significant political influence, I encourage the emerging Thompson campaign to do a little homework on the Net neutrality issue so they are not blindsided and hoodwinked by this liberal Moveon.org issue masquerading in conservative "Internet freedom" rhetoric like fellow Republican candidate Mike Huckabee was a few weeks ago.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-06-22 10:41
While I was very glad to hear that eBay continues to support extending the Internet Tax Moratorium, which expires in November, I found eBay's Brian Bieron's rationale for it very hypocritical given their stance on net neutrality.
National Journal's Tech Daily yesterday reported that:
Bottomline: Net neutrality proponents cannot win on the merits and the facts of the issue, so they must systematically fabricate a problem, and misrepresent the context of the legislation as status quo.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-06-21 14:29
Maine's Governor signed Maine's non-binding resolution on net neutrality today calling for a "study" of the issue due next year and also stated that net neutrality is a Federal issue, not a state issue, due to the interstate nature of the Internet.
Nevertheless, I am sure the net neutrality movement will try and make a proverbial silk purse out of this sow's ear.
If they continue spinning the media like they have this past couple of weeks, they will continue to badly misrepresent what Maine actually did.
Net neutrality is a bogus issue. I fully expect the net neutrality movement to make the bogus claim that they won in Maine when truth be told the Snowe-Dorgan-like bill they asked for went nowhere.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-06-21 12:10
I have been watching with some amusement all of the SaveTheInternet-launched blogilantes ranting about the prospect of Internet backbone networks like AT&T or others, becoming a filtering technology solution to Hollywood's problem of rampant content piracy on the Internet.
Why am I amused?
Once again, the net neutrality crowd's kneejerk reaction is to side with lawbreakers rather than with every day citizens and users of the Internet who are all ultimately harmed by allowing Internet-enabled crimes to go undetected and unnpunished.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-06-18 10:49
The New York Times reported a very telling statistic today on one of the prominent Webopolies in the Open Internet Coalition -- eBay.
95% market share! If that's not a Webopoly, what is?
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-06-15 09:43
You gotta love how the free market works when left alone by the Government!
Just as Frontline and others are demanding that the government has to intervene in the 700 MHz auction to "create" a third broadband pipe, the free market finds another way to solve these market problems without the Government.
One of the most significant developments in the spectrum world today was not the hot air at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing, but what happened in the free market -- DirecTV and Echostar signing agreements with Clearwire to sell their WiMax broadband service.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-06-14 11:11
The cover story in the Wall Street Journal today "A fight over what you can do with your cellphone; Handset makers push free features for which carriers pay for" was obviously perfectly-timed and placed by open access/net neutrality proponents trying to influence the Senate Commerce Committee hearing today on the FCC's 700 MHz auction.
What the article ignores is the broader and essential context of this issue and debate.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-06-12 17:53
Public interest groups supportive of net neutrality like Common Cause and The Maine Civil Liberties Union are trying to "spin" the press that the non-binding net neutrality resolution passed by the Maine Senate is somehow an important first for a state.
This episode in Maine really is emblematic of the whole net neutrality movement.