Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

Discussion in 'PC - Re-Logic' started by Safeman, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Drake katchadorian

    Drake katchadorian Skeletron Prime

    Yeah som states are sueing it
     
  2. Thorfinn

    Thorfinn Terrarian

    I'm confused. From your point of view, this should actually be better than what was proposed, and vastly better than the regulatory scheme from 2015-2017.

    From 2015-2017, regulatory authority was vested in the FCC -- the puritans who fine radio or tv stations if someone uses a swear word, make sure no R rated movies get played over the air, and issue fines for things like the famous "wardrobe malfunction." You know, censoring for content.

    Before that (and now) regulatory authority is with the FTC, whose mandate is fair business practices, breaking up monopolies, that kind of thing. If there were some concerted effort to block sites like this one because they wouldn't pay up, the FTC has a pretty solid record of smashing companies doing things like that.

    Really, all this does is return the state of the internet back to the state it was in 2015. Terraria was already 4 years old by then, and I don't recall such extortion happening back then...
     
  3. Drake katchadorian

    Drake katchadorian Skeletron Prime

    Are you sure that they aren't IOI from the book "ready player one"?
     
  4. Tunnel King

    Tunnel King Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    UPDATE: The Battle for the Net is not over yet!

    A vote in the U.S. Senate is pending in mid-May on a resolution to reverse the earlier FCC ruling and reinstate the free and open Internet rules that we should be entitled to. The resolution needs one more Senate vote to help ensure that Net Neutrality is brought back.

    There is still time to contact your Senator and urge them to vote FOR the resolution to reinstate Net Neutrality - click HERE for a simple way to email/tweet/Facebook post to make your voice heard.

    If you are still unsure that this affects you at all or that there is anything that you can do about it, Imgur has a grim reminder of what may happen to your memes if Net Neutrality is allowed to die.

    This article has a decent run-down of the events in this issue up to now, and what happens next. There is overwhelming bipartisan support among Americans in favor of keeping Net Neutrality rules, yet the projected Senate votes unfortunately lie along party lines. Let your Senator know that they should represent the interests of their constituents, not the greedy interests of large ISPs and other telecommunications companies.
     
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  5. Drake katchadorian

    Drake katchadorian Skeletron Prime

    Ok done it
     
  6. Incinerate

    Incinerate Official Terrarian

    Done.
     
  7. Kyanite

    Kyanite Steampunker

    Not much really came out of this in the end... o_O
     
  8. Tunnel King

    Tunnel King Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Today is the day.

    Beginning today, it will be legal for ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to exert their influence on your Internet. They now have the right of law to block, censor and throttle content or charge extra fees solely on their decisions of what they want you to see, or what makes them the most money.

    You won't see a sudden change, but it will be coming.

    There is still time to act, and still time to stop this. The US Senate recently passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overrule the FCC policy that ends Net Neutrality, following an aggressive campaign from the American public. Now it is time for the US House of Representatives to take it up and do the same.

    Please contact your Congressional Representative and demand action. Every seat in the House is up for re-election this fall, and primary elections are already underway - make it clear that this is a major issue in the fall elections. If you're not old enough to vote, make sure that your parents know what's at stake here.

    The battle is not over. Stand up for your rights before they go away for good.

    https://www.battleforthenet.com/#bftn-action-form
     
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  9. Seems that the goverment didn`t listen.
     
  10. Ignis55

    Ignis55 Skeletron Prime

    they don't care what we say so long as ISPs will fork over a portion of that extra throttle money.