The Master Switch: Tim "Net Neutrality" Wu explains what's at stake in the battle for net freedom

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5 Responses to “The Master Switch: Tim "Net Neutrality" Wu explains what's at stake in the battle for net freedom”

  1. Avram / Moderator says:

    the censorship of the Hays Code for film-makers, the liberation of the Hayes Code for operating modems

    Nicely done.

  2. Anonymous says:

    just read it a couple of weeks ago. Fascinating. I never knew that some farmers in 1900 made their own phone networks running on barbed wire fences.. Of course they all got squeezed out by AT&T.

    Also didn’t realize that AT&T managed to get back together again after the breakup – and their complicity in spying on citizens for the US government.
    Also makes one think twice before getting an Iphone.

  3. Anonymous says:

    With all respect, could someone please explain how an “emergent consensus” will help us when the oligarchs who own most of the media and infrastructure, including the ‘net, aren’t part of it?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Engadget’s interview of Wu is a must-watch for anyone who cares about network neutrality.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/24/engadget-explains-net-neutrality-and-our-full-interview-with/

  5. pjcamp says:

    “an emergent consensus about the value of information freedom as a vital substrate for free speech and free societies. ”

    I have a hard time seeing the role money plays in something like this. And there is one hell of a lot of money at stake here, money that depends on a lack of consensus continuing to exist. It’s really no accident that the idea of net neutrality was shot down by the Roberts court.

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