söndag 19 januari 2014

USA:s telekombolag ska göra om webben till kabel-TV - med hjälp av USA:s domstolar

En amerikansk domstol har nyligen avskaffat den reglerade standarden för "nät-neutralitet" för ISP:s på webben. Nät-neutralitet har tidigare varit en garant för lika tillgänglighet till mycket av webbens online-material. Telekombolagen i USA planerar efter utslaget i domstolen, att göra ett internet mer likt kabel-TV och bara presentera "utvalt" innehåll till sina kunder...

No Net Neutrality:
- US court blocks law for equal access to online content

Publicerad den 15 jan 2014
A U.S. appeals court has struck down measures enforcing 'net neutrality' - or equal access to all online content. As a result, broadband providers will soon be able to steer users' traffic towards, or away from, certain websites. READ MORE http://on.rt.com/s8tnlu

Key provision of net-neutrality law struck down by court

RT January 14, 2014
Should internet service providers be allowed to restrict access to websites and block certain content from customers depending on how much they pay to be connected? 

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court said yes.
That ruling was handed down early Tuesday by way of a 2-1 decision in the United States Court of Appeals for the District Columbia Circuit in Washington, DC, and those who’ve been following the case closely say this week’s decision could have colossal consequences for the way Americans access the internet.

Appellate judges were tasked with weighing whether or not the US Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, has jurisdiction with regards to regulating how ISPs deliver content to internet customers.

The Open Internet Order adopted by the FCC in 2010 include net-neutrality rules requiring broadband service providers to give consumers equal access to all lawful content on the web, but telecom giant Verizon argued in court that federal regulators erroneously awarded themselves the ability to enforce that law.

In Tuesday’s ruling, the three-panel appeals court agreed with Verizon and said the FCC had classified broadband service providers in a manner that excludes ISPs from the anti-blocking and anti-discrimination requirements instilled through the Open Internet Order.

With the drafting of the Open Internet Order, the FCC imposed restrictions on broadband service providers akin to the rules in place for “common carriers,” such as telephone and transportation companies that provide vital services to the public. Centuries-old law requires common carriers to not discriminate when it comes to critical to the public operations, and although the FCC has imposed these requirements on internet companies it has failed to classify them as such. Instead, the FCC classified such companies as “information-service providers.”

“[E]ven though the Commission has general authority to regulate in this arena, it may not impose requirements that contravene express statutory mandates,” the court ruled. “Given that the Commission has chosen to classify broadband providers in a manner that exempts them from treatment as common carriers, the Communications Act expressly prohibits the Commission from nonetheless regulating them as such. Because the Commission has failed to establish that the anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules do not impose per se common carrier obligations, we vacate those portions of the Open Internet Order.”

PC World’s Brad Chacos wrote that this decision “holds tremendous portent for the future of the internet,” and Gigaom’s Jeff John Roberts called the ruling a “game-changer.”

More succinctly, Reuters journalists reported on Tuesday that the appellate court’s ruling effectively means that “mobile carriers and other broadband providers may reach agreements for faster access to specific content crossing their networks.”

According to Reuters, attorneys for Verizon argued last September that the net-neutrality rules imposed through the Open Internet Order violated the company’s right to free speech because it stripped control of what data it sends across its network and how.

Following Monday’s ruling, however, Verizon general counsel Randal Milch released a statement suggesting that the company won’t use the court’s decision to censor content to customers.

"Today's decision will not change consumers' ability to access and use the Internet as they do now," Milch said. “Verizon has been and remains committed to the open Internet which provides consumers with competitive choices and unblocked access to lawful websites and content when, where, and how they want. This will not change in light of the court's decision.”

Meanwhile opponents of the court’s decision say companies like Verizon and other ISPs will now be awarded broad new abilities when it comes to delivering content which could indeed limit who has access to what.

"Its ruling means that Internet users will be pitted against the biggest phone and cable companies — and in the absence of any oversight, these companies can now block and discriminate against their customers’ communications at will,” Craig Aaron, the CEO of consumer advocacy group Free Press, said in a statement released Tuesday.

“Verizon,” Aaron added, …will race to turn the open and vibrant web into something that looks like cable TV. They’ll establish fast lanes for the few giant companies that can afford to pay exorbitant tolls and reserve the slow lanes for everyone else.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to appeal the ruling, and said Tuesday that he’s “committed to maintaining our networks as engines for economic growth, test beds for innovative services and products, and channels for all forms of speech protected by the First Amendment.”


Why You Should Care About the Death of Net Neutrality - Think Tank

Publicerad den 16 jan 2014
Abby Martin speaks with Matt Wood of Free Press, about a recent court ruling that will abolish FCC regulations over internet giants like Verizon and Comcast, effectively bringing about an end to net neutrality...


Welcome to Web 2 0 

Videon publicerad den 7 januari 2014   Ett förslag (satir?:)) på hur internet kan komma att se ut i framtiden. Videon ingår i Infowars tävling: "We Will Resist TSA & NSA Tyranny", på Infowars.com

USA:s telekombolag ska göra om webben till kabel-TV - med hjälp av USA:s domstolar

2 kommentarer:

  1. Joseph P. Overton (1960- mördad 2003)- was a Senior Vice President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy - han förklarade hur media skapar opinion med önskning tänkande vad gäller homo-sexualism, andra dogmer som NWO vill införliva i människa-åsiktsbildande - nästa steg är allmän kannibalism, pedofili redan på gång och snart lagligt accepterad - propaganda aktioner överallt (media ockuperad globalt och formar det som NWO behöver)

  2. --Netflix warns it will rally customers to defend net neutrality--

    RT January 23, 2014

    Video streaming service Netflix will rally its customers to protest internet restrictions, if internet service providers choose to impede internet traffic to the company’s servers. It comes after a court of appeals overturned net neutrality rules.

    After the court ruling passed last week, “a domestic ISP now can legally impede the video streams that members request from Netflix, degrading the experience we jointly provide,” Netflix wrote to its shareholders on Wednesday.

    “The motivation could be to get Netflix to pay fees to stop this degradation. Were this draconian scenario to unfold with some ISP, we would vigorously protest and encourage our members to demand the open internet they are paying their ISP to deliver,” the letter said.

    The court ruling last Tuesday backed Verizon, which argued that the US Federal Communications Commission has no jurisdiction enforce net neutrality, a regulation demanding that ISPs gave customers equal access to all legal content on the internet.

    Netflix and other media streaming services that provide access to video and music content, rely on a stable broadband connection for their business model. Media streaming is one of the fastest-growing IT industries, with Netflix alone reporting 40.4 million subscribers worldwide.

    If the company chose to rally its customer base in its support, it would likely succeed. However now Netflix has an optimistic view of how the court decision would affect its business.

    “The most likely case, however, is that ISPs will avoid this consumer-unfriendly path of discrimination. ISPs are generally aware of the broad public support for net neutrality and don’t want to galvanize government action,” it said.

    Netflix sees an opportunity to ally with broadband service providers, since their subscribers are also the ones likely to buy more expensive higher-bandwidth packages to watch streaming video.

    “In the long-term, we think Netflix and consumers are best served by strong network neutrality across all networks, including wireless. To the degree that ISPs adhere to a meaningful voluntary code of conduct, less regulation is warranted. To the degree that some aggressive ISPs start impeding specific data flows, more regulation would clearly be needed,” it said.




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