My first post this year will be a short one but nevertheless a very important one.
The Free Internet in the USA is at risk!
It is challenged by two proposed laws which basically will allow or even require censorship.
While the intent of the legislation is noble, “Stop online piracy and copyright theft!” The means the law provides will do more harm than good. And not only in the USA. There will be some global collateral effects as well.
At least this is my personal take.
Some say, “This will break the Internet as we know it!”
Here is what I wrote in a private forum earlier today.
My blogging friend Matt Harzewski literally woke me up with his post about Net Neutrality. I actually picked the video I show you here from his selection. “Thanks Matt for being on alert with those things!”
Where is the threat?
Would you like your ISP to do the following things to you.
Throttle the speed for Web sites they don't like.
Blocking certain protocols, like streaming video, and only offer their own paid content.
Charging Web site owners extra to get access to you at a decent speed.