Archive | May, 2006

Internet Freedom Fight Brewing in the House

Today the House Judiciary Committee passed the “Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006,” HR 5417, which offers what SaveTheInternet calls “meaningful protections for Network Neutrality.” All 14 of the committee’s Democrats supported it along with 6 Republicans. 13 Republicans voted against it. Today’s vote is shot across the bow in a turf war, as […]

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A Wee Little Bit of Justice…

It’s not media, but the news made me smile: Enron’s Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling were just found guilty of fraud and conspiracy, which carry sentences of 5 to 10 years. Of course these evil fuckers will appeal, but at least they’ll squirm some more. Yet it’s amazing that these greedy bastards will get less […]

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Telcos Exploiting Their Bully Pulpit

Just read an interesting anecdote reblogged at SaveTheInternet. Apparently, AT&T’s astroturf group TV 4US is now telemarketing to ask people: “The internet is going to be more expensive, because big companies like Microsoft and Google are wasting all our bandwidth. Do you think consumers should pay for that? Or should the big companies that are […]

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