Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Proposed Rule Changes Would Tangle The Web

By Michael Socolow - May 9, 2006 - The Baltimore Sun

Congress wants to change the Internet.

This is news to most people because the major news media have not actively pursued the story. Yet both the House and Senate commerce committees are promoting new rules governing the manner by which most Americans receive the Web. Congressional passage of new rules is widely anticipated, as is President Bush's signature. Once this happens, the Internet will change before your eyes.

Call your representative and protest this change. Call Richard Burr and Elizabeth Dole and protest this change. Call now! This is quite possibly the most dangerous law that has been proposed by congress this year. As usual, because it is popular with BIG corporations, major elements from both parties endorse it. However your ability to receive the same content from the World Wide Web will be taken away if this becomes the law of the land. There will be a big brother in the network hubs of the Giant Communication Corporations who will sell access to your computer, and you get no part of the revenue or any say in who they sell it to.


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