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[liberationtech] Privacy, Moglen, @ioerror, #rp12
arebentisch at lxdesystems.com
Thu May 10 06:06:18 PDT 2012
Am 10.05.2012 14:27, schrieb Pavol Luptak:
> Yes, you have 2 options - bad "competitive" corporations on a freemarket or
> single monopoly government we have to trust. I do not like corporations,
> but choose the first option, because it is less worse.
It is not a choice between the two.
From an ordoliberal perspective a "free competitive market" has to be
engineered because it is no natural allocation (since companies
themselves won't embrace competition).
In the same way, a free net has to be actively protected by law and rights.
"Market freedom" or "Net Freedom" then become the primary objective of
government regulation: access, contestability, competition...
Open Standards - a dominant player has no interest in open interfaces.
Net Neutrality - ISPs may prefer to build cartels with the media industry
Privacy - Cloud companies would sell your data to the highest bidder
including foreign governments
"No regulation" is the unprincipled slogan of those companies which want
carrot without stick.
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