Should we give government control over the internet?

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    Anyone really want the government, any government, control the internet?


    Internet governance: In praise of chaos | The Economist
     
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    Excuse my language, but:


    Hell No!
     
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    I'm sure there are plenty of our usual nanny staters who would think it's a fine idea.
     
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    The same people who have no qualms whatsoever about trusting their Govt. to assasinate U.S. citizens without any inkling of due process, should be consistent; and trust their Govt. to control the internet.
    But I ain't one of 'em.
     
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    No
     
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    Its coming November 20th, whether you like it or not under the guise of "Net Neutrality". Obama will have his thumb on anything you say. From what we've seen of this administration so far, though, its going to be more like his bootheel.
     
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    :thup:
     
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    Photonic Ad astra!

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    Yea...how about....


    Fuck no.
     
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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Now dey won't be able to lissen in on Uncle Ferd luv-talkin' his sweet thangs...
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    European Court: Internet providers can't be forced to monitor users
    November 29, 2011 - The European Court of Justice overturned a Belgian court's injunction in what experts say is a victory for Internet providers and users over proponents of tighter copyright controls online.
     
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    NOOOO! Let's not give them another weapon by handing them over more of our freedoms. We'll take what the Internet brings us. We are warriors and will find a solution to any potential Internet threats or illegal actions against us.
     

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