Allow me to take away my vote... I just voted for Idea#473 "Nonprofits need law to assure they're not blocked by SPAM detect..." and I changed my mind...
The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech
The SPAM Act does not cover non-commercial mail, and SPAM detectors are treating commercial and non-commercial mail as equals. Nonprofits like our's are continuously fighting to have our email delivered. There is nothing in the law that requires blacklisters such as Barracuda, Spamhaus, Postini, etc to not tag non-commercial mail as SPAM.
You are both right and wrong. First, the anti-trust laws have been crippled by years of concerted effort by the power brokers, For them to be fully effective, we have to first look into our past and roll-back some historical mistakes. We have to reinstate the Glass Seagall Act of 1933 which identified the inherent conflict of interest between Commercial Banks and Investment Banks We have to reverse the 90's decisions... more »
You may not like the message, or the messenger for that matter, but there is no question about the validity of their diverse messages. There can be no question about the corruption that is taking down our economy, or the disastrous consequence it is having for those less privileged. The concepts of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps”; and upward mobility for the middle class and poor are a bitter memory. They are... more »
Good competition creates great businesses, oligopolies and monopolies do just the opposite. I suggest demanding updating and enforcement of anti trust regulations.
big business moving in and saying what content we can/can't see is exactly what's happening now, and why there needs to be net neutrality legislation
Leave the internet alone.
Google News has recently removed hundreds if not thousands of News publishers from their index, which has caused the loss of thousands of jobs, at a time when America needs them most. According to the chatter on the Google News Publishers forum, Google is making an effort to remove unwanted content, this effort has also caused several smaller News sites who provided real news to be removed from the index. The loss of... more »
internet should remain free. its like the air we breath in todays world. Puting a price on top of it after payin a service provider is down right wrong. its like putting a tax on top of a tax. We are already burdened enough. plus with the economy the way it is would make it even harder for a lot of people to find jobs if they are not working. Now it is easy to find jobs through the internet ,put a charge on that and you... more »
Many years ago cable companies ralied the cry that they should be deregulated so that everyone could afford cable - laudible - credible, hardly. The cable industry knows a cash-cow when it sees one, and we need to keep the internet free and unincumbered, otherwise, we'll be paying an arm and a leg for what we now enjoy for a song.
I want the Internet to be completely free from ISP, Corporation and Government control. I also want high speed Internet to be easily available to all Americans.
I want Open Internet Rules. I think that if I want to send an online message to a friend it should not be blocked, that if I want to create a new website my broadband provider should not relegate my content to a slow lane unless I pay a premium, and that if I want to access a cool new online service it should not be degraded by my broadband provider. I don't think these aspects of the Open Internet are undesirable and... more »
The FCC must ensure the net stays neutral. They must also ensure that ISP's can not block content or charge more for it. Equal access for all!
Please be more specific when you place this rule into effect! The current wording will allow ISPs to "address traffic that is harmful to the network or unwanted by users, such as spam." The words "such as" are very vague and permissive. They leave lots of "wiggle room", subject to interpretation. For enforcement, the rule needs to be entirely specific as to what specific information in the traffic may be monitored,... more »