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Author Topic: Net Neutrality day July 12th  (Read 395 times)

Bowdon

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Net Neutrality day July 12th
« on: July 12, 2017, 08:07:39 PM »

Net Neutrality explained and why it matters.

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This is a short video explaining in simple terms what Net Neutrality is and the consequences of abolishing it with the dishonestly named Restoring Internet Freedom Act. You are encouraged to share this non-profit video with anyone and if you wish to use it in your videos or streams, it is licensed under Creative Commons for free use, with attribution and without any alteration. You can download the video for your use using any Youtube Downloader program or site.

https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/

https://www.eff.org/issues/net-neutrality

https://netneutrality.internetassociation.org/action/
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Re: Net Neutrality day July 12th
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 10:39:53 PM »

Parts of what it says is worrying. 
Although I also have doubts about some of them... ISPs have already tried to slow or block certain protocols.  Parts of the net are blocked by certain ISPs. 

RevK is very pro net neutrality.
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Re: Net Neutrality day July 12th
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 11:49:55 PM »

I wonder if giving powers to ISP's to be able to charge web based services a fee is to cover the amount of money the ISP's will need to hold on to the data logs the government is requiring from them.

If we lose net neutrality then the Internet is heading in a different direction than it was founded on.

I can see loads of places ISP's could start charging. The big services like netflix, facebook, twitter, amazon etc. Or another big one, games servers. If world of warcraft wants good connections to the blizzard servers then they need to pay a fee. Thats the not so good news. Now for the bad news. If you run a website that is contraversial then ISP's could do soft-blocks by just slowing down all traffic to that website, and I bet they purposely won't maintain a list of sites they are doing this to, so for smaller sites your stuck, unless you can keep buying new domain names.

It all started to go downhill when google got a big ego and acted like they were the Internet. Like they were the gatekeepers. Before that then websites/isp's were exempt from being held responsible for what people did via their connections, like bt isn't liable if you solicite a crime down the telephone. Now with google wanting to slavishly follow the governments they have walked right in to accepting responsibilty for everything that goes on, and now ISP's are getting roped in to it as well.
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