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I concur

Don’t regulate the internet.

4 Responses to “I concur”

  1. djuggler Says:

    I think that link should be balanced with the other side.

    Knowing the Internet on the technical side as intimately as I do, I think both videos leave out critical information. I’m still weighing my thoughts on the issue. Right now I think the 6.5 minute video in favor of regulation presents better arguments. The hands off video is more strongly deceptive in making people think that Google and the giants are getting a free ride which they aren’t. They have to pay for connectivity just like the rest of us and bandwidth at their magnitude can get expensive. Any small time publisher that has found the front page of Instapundit, Digg, Slashdot, BoingBoing or the rest knows the pain.

    I still have to think this one over.

  2. Reality Me » Understand Net Neutrality Says:

    […] UPDATE: Be sure to watch this one also which presents the other side of the debate. Here’s a comment I just made at Say Uncle: I think that link should be balanced with the other side. […]

  3. tgirsch Says:

    I’m disappointed in you, Uncly. You neglected to refer to it as “Al Gore’s internets.”

  4. Standard Mischief Says:

    I would have to concur with djuggler

    My standard reaction is no regulation, but the issue hasn’t nearly matured enough for any meaningful debate yet. I’ve a ton of unanswered questions.

    I already pay for my hosting bandwidth, I thought I was already paying half the freight to get my stuff shipped anywhere already. Without net neutrality, will I have to pay extra to allow my content to be seen by the AOL-Timewarner peeps? Will they even let such dangerous subversive stuff cross their network? (sorry AOL, you’re still everyone’s punching bag)

    Furthermore, at home I thought I was already paying for fair access to the whole net (except for Pro Gun Progressive, I have no idea why I still can’t get there). You may argue the the free market would fix this, but if it’s anything like FM radio in this country, where a handful of giant media companies play the same-damn-playlist careful-demographic-research sorry-punk-SKA-and-bluegrass-ain’t-popular-enough music, well no thanks. As you remember, non-mainstream music went on the Internet to distribute itself, not being able to get on the airwaves. In the course of which, innovation came about where you could store a whole album (one good song and 11 tracks of crap) in just a couple dozen MB. Innovative companies also figured out way better methods of exchanging content like music besides pressed disks of plastic sold in little fragile plastic boxes and hand-traded cassette tapes.

    Will innovators need to build themselves a whole new network once the Big Five (or whatever) ISPs start charging for access and/or locking out the undesirable content from the small guys with big ideas?

    But I must insist I’m not ready to commit one way or another, it’s because I’m listening to two different “Astroturf” campaigns, and I know I’m not getting the whole truth yet. (and my brain feels like sludge)

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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