Tag: Net Neutrality
“Net Neutrality”: a Net Increase in Statism, or a Net Reduction?
In an article I wrote several years ago (“Free Market Reforms and the Reduction of Statism,” The Freeman, Sept. 1, 2008), I stated some principles that are relevant to the current debate on “net neutrality”: Some forms of state intervention are primary. They involve the privileges, subsidies, and other structural bases of economic exploitation through…
Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Grant A. Mincy‘s “Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. The market anarchist seeks differing and competing modes of social organization. Market anarchism maintains replacing the state with a decentralized society is desirable because of the feasibility of, and the liberating principles innate to, left-wing free market…
Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism
Human communication systems offer incredible insight to the creative nature of human beings, spontaneous social order and emerging markets within our societies. For the first time in human history we are sharing ideas from the local to the global in scale. With the advent of the Internet, social media and growing social networks, communication costs are at…
Missing Comma: Wikipedia vs. Public Relations Firms, Everyone Loses
George Orwell’s declaration of: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations,” not only might not be an Orwell quote, is a gross oversimplification of the relationship between journalism, PR and the public. Plus, Orwell probably hadn’t heard of Wikipedia. This week, ten of the biggest public relations…
Entrepreneurial Anti-Capitalism: Radical Mesh Networking
Net Neutrality is dead. An unstable equilibrium that’s persisted as the default since the 90s, wherein ISPs and telcoms route all ip packets the same without regard for content, origination or destination, the potential for censorship and chilling effects in the current oligarchical environment is a serious concern. However anarchists have long seen this day…
Neutralità della Rete e Bugie
Ho provato a cercare un solo caso di censura o discriminazione dei contenuti da parte dei fornitori di accesso internet in Brasile. Ho cercato casi in cui i fornitori di accesso bloccano l’accesso a specifici siti o offrono un piano più caro per accedere a più contenuti. Sembrerà incredibile ma non ho trovato nulla. Ho…
La Neutralità della Rete È una Distrazione, non il Vero Problema
La cosiddetta Pietra Miliare Civile di Internet, approvata dalla camera dei deputati brasiliana il 25 marzo, si avvia al senato. L’aspetto più seducente del progetto di legge è “neutralità della rete”, uno strumento legale che impedisce ai fornitori di accesso di internet di offrire diversi piani di accesso. Ad esempio, un piano economico per accedere…
Net Neutrality and Its Lies
I tried to find a one simple case of censorship or content discrimination in Internet services in Brazil. I looked for cases in which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked access to specific websites or offered more expensive plans that afforded access to more content. As incredible as it may sound, I found nothing. I thought…
Net Neutrality is a Distraction, not the Real Problem
The so-called Civil Landmark for the Internet, approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies on March 25, now proceeds to the Senate. One of the main selling points of the bill is “net neutrality,” a legal device to prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from offering various Internet access plans — for instance, a cheaper price for just…
Net Neutrality? Government Is Never Neutral
Alex R. Knight III explains that government regulation in the name of “net neutrality” is a fraud.
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