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Free Software Magazine: How the Net was Lost

Jun 21, 2006, 01:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Sugar)

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"Those who currently struggle to maintain what is called 'Net Neutrality' on the internet I think have taken too limited an approach to their struggle. What they ask is to maintain an existing status quo that had already been eroded from the original promise and potential of the internet against those who wish to change it even further. This to me leaves for a poor negotiating position when congress loves to bridge difference with half measures, and even limited compromise between the current status quo and proposed changes would still be disastrous. This would be much like North American civil libertarian's discussing which of the remaining of the first 10 amendments they will be forced to accept being discarded versus those they think they can still actually preserve. This to me is a long term losing position to occupy..."

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