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This whole thing is an attempt to regulate apps. Already we've seen the FCC poke its nose into regulating the Internet by getting involved in net neutrality issues. As this column is being written, meetings are taking place all over Washington to find ways to regulate the distribution and use of the Internet. Watch CSPAN sometime and you can see the guys ready to set up shop to do this.

This will eventually mean licensing. In the early 1900s, when the radio hobby was blossoming, you didn't need a license to broadcast anything. We thought free access was going to change the world. Then the government jumped in because things were supposedly getting too chaotic. The hobbyists were shoved into a few specific bands and the pros (commercial companies) were required to have a license. Soon the hobbyists (ham operators) were required to have a license too.
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Oh this is huge! I suggest you read this people, that's a very scary looking article indeed!
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What a joke. It'll happen, maybe not soon, but it'll happen.
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Oh this is huge! I suggest you read this people, that's a very scary looking article indeed!
Whoever said that "1984 wasn't an instruction manual" never understood what happens when capitalism corrodes into over done commercialism. The big guys want control and they're taking it inch by inch everyday. Bend over America because we don't seem to do anything about it.
     
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So... What happens to the other countries? The people there cannot control what we here get, can they?
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So... What happens to the other countries? The people there cannot control what we here get, can they?
Maybe they'll end up dividing the market and apps available to the US have to pass regulations.
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I think it's much worse for places like China who completely regulates what you can and cannot use, maybe the US is headed down the same path with censorship too.. meh!
Edited by _GTech - 3/24/11 at 7:58am
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I think it's much worse for places like China who completely regulate what you can and cannot use, maybe the US is headed down the same path with censorship too.. meh!
I guess the businesses in the US are afraid of competition. That's what China is afraid of. They don't want anyone outside coming in and gaining ground.
     
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Oh how I hate the Obama Administration....
    
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Humanity never changes. A wolf may change his clothes but under those clothes a wolf will still remain..
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Humanity never changes. A wolf may change his clothes but under those clothes a wolf will still remain..
Wolf? I smell rats, some very big rats with fat pockets!
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