''This is Serious''

Anchor for this item  posted Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 1:26 PM MST

From arstecnica: Tim Berners-Lee on Net Neutrality: "This is serious.":
"The inventor of the WWW has a short, to-the-point post that explains exactly why supporting real, bona fide net neutrality is the Right Thing to Do. I absolutely encourage you to read the entire post, but really he sums up the whole argument for net neutrality in his opening sentence:
"When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission."

Net Neutrality: This is serious | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs: Submitted by timbl on Wed, 2006-06-21 16:35. :: Public Policy and the Web
"When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission. Now, hundreds of millions of people are using it freely. I am worried that that is going end in the USA.
I blogged on net neutrality before, and so did a lot of other people. (see e.g. Danny Weitzner, SaveTheInternet.com, etc.) Since then, some telecommunications companies spent a lot of money on public relations and TV ads, and the US House seems to have wavered from the path of preserving net neutrality. There has been some misinformation spread about. So here are some clarifications.

Net neutrality is this: [...]"


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