[ubuntu-us-ma] [Fwd: Demand Real Net Neutrality: Don't Let Hollywood Hijack the Internet]

Drascus enchantedvisionsband at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 16 02:02:05 GMT 2010


Thanks for posting this. Even if you don't agree it's good to know what
different segments of the community are working on. 

Mike C. 
Drascus321


On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 14:05 -0500, Daniel Hollocher wrote:
> Hey guys, I always find these debates interesting.  
> 
> 
> I always like to have the sources available to I can see the context.
>  So for anyone else interested: here is the source
> document: http://www.educause.edu/blog/agould/October222009FCCIssuesNoticeof/188056  (paragraph 139)
> 
> Additionally here is the law
> cited: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#506
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> 
> Dan
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> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Drascus
> <enchantedvisionsband at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>         ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>         From: Electronic Frontier Foundation <action at eff.org>
>         To: enchantedvisionsband at yahoo.com
>         Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:00:09 -0600 (CST)
>         Subject: Demand Real Net Neutrality: Don't Let Hollywood
>         Hijack the Internet
>           Last fall, the Federal Communications Commission proposed
>         rules for "Net Neutrality" — a set of regulations intended to
>           help innovation and free speech continue to thrive on the
>                                   Internet.
>         
>          But is the FCC’s version of Net Neutrality the real deal? Or
>                                 is it a fake?
>         
>          Buried in the FCC’s rules is a deeply problematic loophole.
>          Open Internet principles, the FCC writes, "do not...apply to
>          activities such as the unlawful distribution of copyrighted
>                                    works."
>         
>              For years, the entertainment industry has used that
>              innocent-sounding phrase — "unlawful distribution of
>          copyrighted works" — to pressure Internet service providers
>           around the world to act as copyright cops — to surveil the
>         Internet for supposed copyright violations, and then censor or
>                           punish the accused users.
>         
>            From the beginning, a central goal of the Net Neutrality
>           movement has been to prevent corporations from interfering
>         with the Internet in this way — so why does the FCC’s version
>              of Net Neutrality specifically allow them to do so?
>         
>         Go to the Real Net Neutrality petition to tell the FCC that if
>         it wants to police the Internet, it first needs to demonstrate
>         that it can protect Internet users and innovators by standing
>          up to powerful industry lobbyists. Sign your name to demand
>              that the copyright enforcement loophole be removed:
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