13 May 2006

Ask a Ninja: Net Neutrality

For anyone still wondering about the issue of net neutrality, why not ask a ninja?

So what's the big deal? Well, for one thing, if the types of controls and provisions now being contemplated by the big telcos, the US Congress and Administration, WIPO, and the content cartel had actually been in effect, say, five years ago, and most definitely ten years ago, you wouldn't have been able to ask a ninja, or even read this blog, since it is highly unlikely that either blogging or services like YouTube would have been developed.

Or, I can put it a different way: How many of you reading this right now own a television or radio station, or a newspaper? How many of you own a blog (or a MySpace, LiveJournal, Xanga, etc.), or post to Flickr, YouTube, del.icio.us, or the like? That's the difference.

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2 comments:

Astha said...

This is scary! Read up about this on savetheinternet.com and here is how their article ends: "If they get their way, they'll shut down the free flow of information and dictate how you use the Internet." The 'they' is the internet providers of course.

So how do we prevent this?

gianluca said...

Have you seen 'what is podcasting ?'

I loved it
Ninja rules !

thanks for the discovery