Net Neutrality a Slippery Slope to The West Imitating China – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 20, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Net Neutrality a Slippery Slope to The West Imitating China – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 20, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Net Neutrality.    How many of us are familiar as to what that means?   People don’t even think about the net as they pop on and google strange and odd things or look up info.

The net is a part of our every day life.   In Finland for instance Broadband internet service is considered a right and in most European cities WiFi rules the day.

Unless you’re in China or certain states that have restrictions on freedom of communication the net is simply something the last generation grew up in.

Wiki Leaks is tilting the balance in the war to keep the net “Neutral” or free of clear government control.

The main issue is of  course the USA.   If the USA passes dark age laws that could give their government China like controls over the net and how it works it will effect the entire world.

And who is there to advocate for countries like Canada and others?   The net, like the environment is essentially something that impacts all of us.  Great big dust clouds from China full of pollution can swirl across the Pacific ocean and impact our lives here in Canada.

LINK

Neutrality proponents claim that telecom companies seek to impose a tiered service model in order to control the pipeline and thereby remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and oblige subscribers to buy their otherwise uncompetitive services. Many believe net neutrality to be primarily important as a preservation of current freedoms.[4] Vinton Cerf, considered a “father of the Internet” and co-inventor of the Internet Protocol, Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the Web, and many others have spoken out in favor of network neutrality.[

Well restrictions, censorship, or a multitude of other hurdles no matter what the cause will impact our ability to work and live on the internet.   This age we live in most likely will come to an end shortly; especially after Wiki Leaks which in the end mostly likely be the Reichstag fire for the Internet or the fuse that lights the ability for forces to control the content that we can create or enjoy.

Scary days indeed…..

(Comments and opinions of Editorials, Letters to the Editor, and comments from readers are purely their own and don’t necessarily reflect those of the owners of the Cornwall Free News, their staff, or sponsors.)

Eight Zero Zero

8
Leave a Reply

avatar
400
6 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
StanReg (The Shadow)Grimalotadminlassie Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of
flipper
Guest
flipper

Clamp down on freedom of speech, and then… back to book burning. And may I add that there has been a great deal said against wikileaks by, of all groups, the news media. But maybe this should not come as a surprise. It seems that wikileaks is viewed as an anarchic sort of news source, spewing raw stories and information that is left for the public to sort out for themselves, using their own brains and critical thinking skills. This is stepping on the toes of mainstream media that suck on the teat of Queens Park, Parliament Hill, and every… Read more »

lassie
Guest
lassie

Further to… “media that suck on the teat of Queens Park, Parliament Hill, and every City Hall between, begging for press releases and public relations promos that they can re-write into pseudo-news.” In the United States the media is reporting the contents of classified State Department cables (leaked by WikiLeaks) as being true although they were actually lies and disinformation manufactured to mislead government. In effect the media totally missed the whole point, by perpetuating the lie. ( http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/viva-wikileaks ) The mainstream media in Cornwall (e.g. S-F and 104.5) are equally lazy… afterall when did they ever report the law… Read more »

Grimalot
Guest
Grimalot

Well if they did report stuff like that, like this paper does, then they’d suddenly be out of financial support because no one would want to advertise with them as they are not part of a political party (card carrying member of the cons for one, as Jamie has been asked to become to gain some advertisement), let alone to actually honestly report news in an accurate way.. Unfortunately, they’ll get blackballed like Jamie has if they act the same, so instead, they sit there saying they are the credible media outlets and point fingers at Jamie and attempt to… Read more »

Grimalot
Guest
Grimalot

perhaps.. will let you know Jamie.. Otherwise Im sure your integrity doesn’t go for as cheap as having to pay to join the cons only to get a few grand advertising.. 😉

Don’t sell out, I hope you never do.. there aren’t many avenues for more truthful and accurate reporting these days.. If I wanted to read and post on a rag, Id go to S-F or some other page.. there are reasons I enjoy these reporting’s and stories here..

Reg (The Shadow)
Guest
Reg (The Shadow)

Jamie, If you’re buying I’ll become anonymous for the day.

Cornwall Harry
Member
Cornwall Harry

Lets put together something Jamie.