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Net Neutrality

UnknownNet neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or net equality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. (Wikipedia)

The idea of an open Internet is the idea that the full resources of the Internet and means to operate on it are easily accessible to all individuals and companies. This often includes ideas such as net neutrality, open standards, transparency, lack of Internet censorship, and low barriers to entry. The concept of the open Internet is sometimes expressed as an expectation of decentralized technological power, and is seen by some as closely related to open-source software.[11] (Wikipedia)

Proponents often see net neutrality as an important component of an open Internet, where policies such as equal treatment of data and open web standards allow those on the Internet to easily communicate and conduct business without interference from a third party.[12] A closed Internet refers to the opposite situation, in which established persons, corporations or governments favor certain uses. A closed Internet may have restricted access to necessary web standards, artificially degrade some services, or explicitly filter out content. (Wikipedia)

Resources/Articles:

How to Kill the Internet

How to Kill the Internet

The founder of AOL reminds us how the growth of the internet flourished with ‘web freedom’, which is now being threatened by the Federal government.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-kill-the-internet-1462139582?tesla=y

FCC Faces Temptation to Rate Regulate the Internet

FCC Faces Temptation to Rate Regulate the Internet

FCC Faces Temptation to Rate Regulate the Internet
https://shar.es/1c8keo

Worldwide Control of the Internet

Worldwide Control of the Internet

While not specifically related to the Net Neutrality debate taking place in the United States, the broader issue of who — i.e., which countries — control the internet worldwide, here is one perspective on the possibility of the United Nations assuming control of the internet, which is now ‘controlled’ by the United States under the auspices of ICANN.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the private sector, non-profit corporation created in 1998 to assume responsibility for for coordinating the maintenance and methodologies of several databases, with unique identifiers, related to the namespaces of the Internet – and thereby, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation. For more information about ICANN, click on the links below.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICANN
https://www.icann.org

Related TED Talks: Net Neutrality

Related TED Talks: Net Neutrality

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?

Net neutrality lawyer Marvin Aomori argues why we must protect the internet as one unified, neutral and free network.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMaZ7u1o4H0

The FCC’s Internet Rule

The FCC’s Internet Rule

The FCC’s Internet rule gets what should be a rocky day in court. (WSJ, Dec 3, 2015)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/judging-obamanets-power-grab-1449188669