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Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

Safeman

Community Manager
Staff member
Re-Logic
Hello Terrarians!

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Like having access to the entire internet? We are at real risk of losing it. The FCC and ISPs could potentially change the way we access the internet by enacting paid prioritization (choosing apps and sites for you), blocking sites, and throttling sites they don't benefit from you accessing. You can help save the open internet by completing and submitting this form to the FCC *Use Proceeding 17-108 "Restoring Internet Freedom". If you would like more information on Net Nuetrality, visit https://netneutrality.internetassociation.org/action/ The form does require a quick comment, and if you'd like help on what to say, check out this article.
 
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Tunnel King

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
I don't know my proceedings, and my country doesn't have a state either.

While I would love to help, I don't understand how I can fill in the required files if they don't apply to me..
I'm pretty sure that the filing part only applies to US citizens. Actually, anyone can file.

The issue applies world-wide, though, to varying degrees. Even in so-called 'free' countries, business and political concerns have sought to leverage the power of the internet for their purposes and impose some level of control to what people can access.
 
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ppowersteef

Paladin
I'm pretty sure that the filing part only applies to US citizens.

The issue applies world-wide, though, to varying degrees. Even in so-called 'free' countries, business and political concerns have sought to leverage the power of the internet for their purposes and impose some level of control to what people can access.
I see...it sucks that there's a worldwide issue and half of the world can't even participate their opinion to it. :sigh:
 

puffepuf

Terrarian
I see...it sucks that there's a worldwide issue and half of the world can't even participate their opinion to it. :sigh:
it's not a world wide issue, an american government organization can't change laws of other countries or make them pay a fee for anything when the law that they change in their country doesn't apply to other countries, if this is wrong then it'll still probably just blow over like everything else of this sort does, this has been attemted before.
 

Arkhayla

Terrarian
it's not a world wide issue, an american government organization can't change laws of other countries or make them pay a fee for anything when the law that they change in their country doesn't apply to other countries, if this is wrong then it'll still probably just blow over like everything else of this sort does, this has been attemted before.
They may not be able to change the laws of your country. The impact however, is worldwide. If a website can't afford to pay a premium to be seen by consumers, they will shut down or go out of business. Then NO one will receive the benefits of that page or web address, whatever it may be.

Imagine it this way. MMORPG games hosted in the US could be blocked from consumers unless they subscribe to the "gaming" internet package. Fewer people would play their games, they would make less money, then the servers shut down world-wide as the game company goes out of business.

This is only a single example, the overall impact is far greater
 
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puffepuf

Terrarian
They may not be able to change the laws of our country. The impact however, is worldwide. If a website can't afford to pay a premium to be seen by consumers, they will shut down or go out of business. Then NO one will receive the benefits of that page or web address, whatever it may be.

Imagine it this way. MMORPG games hosted in the US could be blocked from consumers unless they subscribe to the "gaming" internet package. Fewer people would play their games, they would make less money, then the servers shut down world-wide as the game company goes out of business.

This is only a single example, the overall impact is far greater
that i could see as a problem for a lot of people, but i still won't worry till it's actually in effect, as of right now we have no idea if it'll actually even happen and it usually ends up not happening when things like this come up
 

Arkhayla

Terrarian
that i could see as a problem for a lot of people, but i still won't worry till it's actually in effect, as of right now we have no idea if it'll actually even happen and it usually ends up not happening when things like this come up
That's exactly what this post is about. Informing those who CAN make a difference of HOW to do so. That is all.

It "blew over" last time because we all helped stop it. I have done my part to stop it this time as well :)
 

Tunnel King

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
that i could see as a problem for a lot of people, but i still won't worry till it's actually in effect, as of right now we have no idea if it'll actually even happen and it usually ends up not happening when things like this come up
The point is to voice opposition now so that it doesn't go into effect and become law.

There are also immense privacy issues involved with this, allowing American companies to gather and sell information about you without your consent, regardless of where in the world you are.
 

puffepuf

Terrarian
That's exactly what this post is about. Informing those who CAN make a difference of HOW to do so. That is all.

It "blew over" last time because we all helped stop it. I have done my part to stop it this time as well :)
yes i do like when a community comes together to achieve something and i greatly appreciate anyone who helps, sadly i can not help the cause myself even though i want to.
 

Kazzymodus

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Oh, the hegemon is at it again? What a surprise.

Good luck in the fight against this. I'll be in the Netherlands, watching the West screwing itself up and being powerless to stop it.

As usual.
 

Terrathomas

Skeletron Prime
Having looked at the replies I suspect this doesn't concern me.
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Oh, the hegemon is at it again? What a surprise.

Good luck in the fight against this. I'll be in the Netherlands, watching the West screwing itself up and being powerless to stop it.

As usual.
Hey how's it going fellow dutchie
 

Tunnel King

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Having looked at the replies I suspect this doesn't concern me.
That's how your rights disappear, by waiting until they are gone before becoming involved.

Right or wrong, the world follows the lead of America in many things. If the US heads down this path, then these corporations who want to control the Internet will soon be coming for the rest of the world.

eta: to clarify - whether or not there is a specific action you can take today as a non-US resident, you should still be very concerned about this.
 
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