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post #1 of 19
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http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060213/chester

Companies want to privatize and have absolute control over what content you can receive over the internet, as well as track every packet your pc sends and receives.

let the brainwashing and big-brothering begin....
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post #2 of 19
that's crazy . We need help from thor.
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post #3 of 19
Behold the greatness of capitalism. No surprise really. The internet is (now more than ever) a huge depot of information (useful or not) and a big cash cow. Privatization is a logical next step. It's all about maximizing profit.
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I hope the gov't prevents this. How can they limit or shut off P2P communications and put caps on the number of e-mails someone can send? I mean I can see how they put a limit on how many e-mail are sent to prevent spam but to limit it for a profit? This is insane! These companies should die.
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post #5 of 19
They're all just out to make more money. Personally, if any "caps" are put into place, I'd hope it'd be a "cap" on the ammount of money corporations can make, limit it to a billion a year... Instead of making tens of billions a year, at the expense of monopolizing and destroying the market.
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post #6 of 19
BS. If this ever happens i'm moving to Mars.
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Mumbles
BS. If this ever happens i'm moving to Mars.
ill be right behind ya
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post #8 of 19
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Besides their business interests, telephone and cable companies also have a larger political agenda. Both industries oppose giving local communities the right to create their own local Internet wireless or wi-fi networks. They also want to eliminate the last vestige of local oversight from electronic media--the ability of city or county government, for example, to require telecommunications companies to serve the public interest with, for example, public-access TV channels. The Bells also want to further reduce the ability of the FCC to oversee communications policy. They hope that both the FCC and Congress--via a new Communications Act--will back these proposals.
This is the part that p***es me off. That's the definition of a monopoly. Eliminating any and all competition.
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post #9 of 19
I honestly hope the government is smart enough to see whats going to happen and prevent this.
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post #10 of 19
I'm sure if this ever happens that some sort of "black market" internet network will spring up... Well i hope it does anyway :O
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