The US Government shouldn’t regulate the Internet unless it benefits those who pay us.
That’s how I would characterize the contents of the keynote speech by Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn. She is the representative, who also introduced the bill to get rid of net neutrality regulations.
It appears that she would be perfectly fine regulating the Internet, if it benefits the content producers. Not a word in her speech was said about fair use or other consumer rights regarding intellectual property. Not a word was said about benefits of a more relaxed stance to legislating intellectual property. In fact what she wants is more strict IP regulations. I am convinced all of it would be bad for consumers.
When are we going to get out of the Dark Ages?
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined The Federal Communications Commission’s position on net neutrality in a landmark speech this past Monday.
The speech is remarkable, because it’s in almost complete opposition of the telco industry heavyweights’ position. None of the big telecommunications companies want net neutrality, and have been working against it in an orchestrated manner for a long time.
The speech is a manifesto for openness, transparency and promoting innovation. Everything Big Telco hates.
A vote on making the positions outlined in the speech into FCC rules is said to be taking place in October.
I am an information junkie.
My Google Reader account has 19 different categories of RSS feeds with upto 6 feeds each. I add feeds regularly. I scan every title of every RSS post on every feed I subscribe to every day. And I’m loving it. I learn something new and find new entertaining things on the Internet every day.
Tim Malbon’s interesting blog post at Made by Many reads like an information junkie’s manifesto. I am a Serendipitist.
PBS launched their brand spanking new video portal today (or rather last night).
I built it, btw.
IDF (Israel Defense Force) has a YouTube channel.
The YouTube channel has recently been used to document, and I quote IDF:
IDF’s operational success in operation Cast Lead against Hamas extremists in the Gaza Strip
Interesting choice of words, but what else would you expect from a propagandist. Human beings would probably describe the videos posted on that channel in the past few days as something else.
Jack Thompson is so disbarred even kids wont play with him during recess.
Jack Thompson is so disbarred, he’s not even allowed to approach the bench at a picnic table.
Jack Thompson is so disbarred he can’t even play basketball because it’s on a court!
Those and many, many more can be found on a Twitter search: “so disbarred”
As reported by the most excellent video game blog Kotaku.
Edward Davidson, the spamming scum, who escaped prison yesterday, decided to go with a bang and murdered his wife and 3-year-old daughter.
Spammers never cease to be douchebags, I suppose.
Edward Davidson, a spamming scum hailing from Colorado, decided it’d be a good idea to escape the minimum security prison camp he was serving his 21-month sentence for spamming the world with his pump-and-dump and other scams.
Nobody ever accused spamming scum being smart. Eddie here is living (for now) proof of that.
I sure hope he enjoys the maximum security prison he’s going to end up after he’s caught and sentenced.
Spamming scum Adam Vitale was finally sentenced this week.
He gets 30 months in jail and gets to pay AOL $180K in restitution. AOL will, of course, never see the money, but it’s high time this asshole is finally landing behind bars.
Two spammers got their sorry asses in the news in the past few days.
The first one is career spamming slime that goes by the name of Robert Soloway. He got caught by the man some time ago and on Friday 3/14 finally made a plea deal with the prosecutor. He is pleading guilty to felony mail fraud, fraud in connection with electronic mail and failing to file a tax return. Most other charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea. He still faces up to 20 years in prison for the fraud charge.
It’s wonderful to see scum of the earth like dear Robert in such a big mess.
And today FTC announced it’s going to fine Valueclick and its subsidiary Hi-Speed Media $2.9M for spamming and defrauding US consumers with fake free product spam ads. Go you, FTC!