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Net User Bill Of Rights Proposed By Senate

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#1 Scarlett


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:46 AM

WASHINGTON--The latest Net neutrality provisions in a mammoth Senate communications bill stopped short of giving Internet companies and consumer advocacy groups all the assurances they've requested. By Anne Broache Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: June 19, 2006, 10:28 AM PDT Last modified: June 19, 2006, 11:41 AM PDT Unveiled formally at a briefing here for reporters on Monday, new provisions in the latest draft of the sweeping Consumer's Choice and Broadband Deployment Act would allow the Federal Communications Commission to police subscribers' complaints of "interference" in their Internet activities and to levy fines on violators.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:52 AM

The principle of net neutrality is one that all BC members should ask Congress to provide for in any legislation they are considering, unless of course, they support an oligarchical internet.

Edited by jgweed, 20 June 2006 - 08:53 AM.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:54 PM

I fully support more privacy on the internet, and whole-heartedly disagree with the oligarchical internet..... whatever that is...

As long as the government can't just demand to get internet traffic records, ip addy's, etc., i'm happy. Oh, and down w/ censorship too :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 07:20 PM

This is great news (if it passes, that is)! I want to surf the internet in peace, thank you very much! :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:17 AM

I hope this passes. We need to preserve the Internet!
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:28 PM

As long as the government can't just demand to get internet traffic records, ip addy's, etc., i'm happy. Oh, and down w/ censorship too :thumbsup:


Net Netruality has to stay. We can't have the Internet go from a freeway to a highway.

Edited by yano, 24 June 2006 - 09:28 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:14 PM

I'm going to have trouble appreciating the US government deciding on behalf of all other nations what the Internet Users Bill of Rights is.
Sounds more economically driven, ie: FFC policing/budgeting on the rise.
Election year constituant pleasing also comes to mind.
What can the US do to govern the world?

Perhaps they simply intend to enforce laws regarding limited matters such as interstate commerce,
copyright infringement of US citizens, tax evasion issues, Moral Majority issues, and continue to
attempt to track terrorism website actions & communication?

Its more likely a braoder-base approach that will involve decades of Supreme Court interpretation though.
Industrial/defense/politally driven spying, manipulation & disinformational confusion coupled with
age-old smokescreen diversions akin to blaming computers and/or something attached
for the problems it needs more money from taxes to combat unfortunately
turns the headline's words to glowing neon in my mind's eye.

Edited by phawgg, 12 July 2006 - 08:27 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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