20th January 2014, 11:38 PM
Federal Court Ruling Threatens Net Neutrality and Online Access
In other words the U.S. Government can now gouge us by making different tier plans, block certain websites unless you pay a certain amount of money through digital microtransactions, and If they consider a website unethical which is what Net Neutrality protected against before the recent court ruling they can shut it down. For example If YouTube has copywritten content they can just block it without the use of flagging it or by Content ID under Google's consent.
Originally Posted by David Kravets
What the U.S. Court of Appeals did was what the U.S. Government always does by giving corporations what they want. Wanna use Netflix or Hulu you're gonna have to get our $250 plan because that's alot of bandwidth where as with these Net Neutrality rules that were set in place they can't do that. There were federal laws set forth by the FCC to protect the consumer but it's the U.S. Government that was bought out by corporations, Virizon Wireless probably lobbied them when they needed to lobby and now those rules are gone.
So now you want Hulu? Gonna need more money for that. When they see a website even If the website has been brought to court and isn't doing anything illegal they're angry at YouTube because they stole their "TV Thunder" which as you can already tell nowadays with the oversaturation of reality TV shows such as Duck Dynasty and Pawn Stars where nobody gives a crap about paying for TV especially for HBO and On Demand. YouTube's got alot of copywritten content as well as other video-sharing websites like DailyMotion and Blip.tv and since these corporations are jerks they don't want their competition since they want to go back to the old status quo when we didn't have Internet.
Hopefully it won't happen but If ISP's (Internet Service Providers) and/or Cable Providers wanted to they can do it now since there's no regulations holding them back from doing so and the U.S. Government is no longer watching over them. These corporations know that Old Media/Legacy Media is dying but instead of innovating they want to monopolize the market in their favor, once again the American Government proves that it isn't for the people it's for the corporations that bought them out and as long money is in politics and doesn't become illegal in politics then history is going to keep repeating itself.
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Last edited by Lyrebird; 16th May 2014 at 01:17 AM.