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[liberationtech] Deregulating the internet

Nick Daly nick.m.daly at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 13:40:01 PST 2013


To vastly oversimplify things for the purpose of making a point:

The principle of end-to-end is the guiding principle here.  Each bit
is opaque to the network it travels on: *nobody at all* should fiddle
with a bit in transit.

The regulation that discourages packet recording, tampering,
interference, and spoilage is to be encouraged.  Regulations that
encourage interference should be avoided.

Anything else is tantamount to censorship.  Maybe censorship for
limited times or for limited purpose, but still private censorship of
private speech.

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM, Albo P Fossa <albo at apfwebs.com> wrote:
> I saw a petition posted for signature: "Our job is simple, to write our Representatives and tell them that we are opposed to international efforts to 'govern' or otherwise regulate the internet." My question for discussion is this. If we are opposed to 'governing the internet', then are we opposed to governing the corporations involved in controlling or meddling with access thereto? E.g., Google, Comcast, and their ilk? Which government do we oppose?
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