"We must not become complacent and assume that government understands our concerns while they write the rules that will shape the future of communications and the Internet. Certainly those with the money and lobbying muscle are not standing by. We have to engage. We don’t need to ask for much – just for a few certain consumer empowerment rules -- but we do need to ask."
This is written by Jeff Pulver and of course he talks about his country.
Let me talk about Italy and Europe.
"We must not become complacent and assume that government understands our concerns"
The fact is that they do not care a bit about our concerns, they PRETEND they care for the people WHO VOTED FOR THEM, but in reality, the only thing they care for is THEIR POCKETS.
"Certainly those with the money and lobbying muscle are not standing by."
And which is the easiest a fastest way to fulfil their goals:
ALL WINNING ROADS PASS THROUGH THE POLITICAL ROADS.
What is easier than share the profits with the ones who allow the business?
Until now the Internet was partially spared.
It didn't produce the wealth the politicians are used to.
Difficult to make easy millions on the NET just corrupting this or that.
Those with the money and lobbying muscle are not standing by.
It is not true that "We don’t need to ask for much" we need to ask for all. Unless you have so little consideration for freedom to count it "not much".
"End users, innovators and entrepreneurs need an assurance that government will not tolerate any effort by any entity to unreasonably affect a consumer’s access to the Internet content and applications of her choice, and the right to attach the devices of her choice to her end of her communications pipe. The real power of the Internet rests in the ability of the consumer to reach it and control her own experience. The one rule that must apply is that last-mile network owners must not be permitted to harm consumer control and freedom."
End users need the assurance that the government will put its hands off the Internet, let it be what it was born for.
End users need the assurance that corruption stops or at least doesn't upgrade.
LET THE INTERNET be the only free place on this earth.
Globalisation is a good thing if it brings the people of the world together.
The Next generation will see the fight of the people against the monsters they elected, against the fake Democracy, for the REAL DEMOCRACY.