Newsweek: Get Rid of FCC

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    Granted it's an op-ed, I'm still shocked they ran it:

    Lessig: It's Time to Demolish the FCC | Newsweek Technology | Newsweek.com

     
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    WOW, they're actually calling for the removal of a regulatory agency?
    and not offering another government controled fix


    i'm totally shocked
     
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    FCC should of been shut down the minute they (as a watchdog agency) that oversees the country's telecommunications industry refused to investigate America's largest phone companies reported disclosure of phone records to the NSA.

    I find it funny they bring up the monopolies considering the FCC didn't release their drafted report over their deregulation of the radio industry. Which really started in 1996, there was a rewrite of the communications law that eliminated a 40-station national ownership cap.

    From March 96 to March 2003: Commerical radio stations on the air rose 5.9% while the # of station owners fell 35%. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Aren't these the same idiots that were bitching about "deregulation"?
     
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    Deregulate control on ideas and communications. Regulate hidden commercial transactions that have the ability to bring down the whole economy.
     
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    thank you and same to you. the FCC does much more than regulate tv/radio/POTS. to abolish it would be a serious mistake, IMO.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    What if it was abolished in exchange for something better regulated?
     
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    Why? BTW, can we get that warning off my site, I didn't do anything wrong.
     

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