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Date: 03/05/08 12:31 AM

80 Responses to Net Neutrality

  1. Profile photo of mastercif
    mastercif Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:01 am
    Link: Net Neutrality - Big business wants to take control of the internet. Soon all smaller independent sites could be taken down.
  2. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:46 am
    This could be big. Still, from the support it`s already getting, I dont think it will work out for the corporations.

    Or maybe it`s just more paranoia. Theres plenty of it on the net.

    Either way, those guys at 4Chan will probably blow up a few AT&T buildings before they let this happen. You know, that whole "we are anonymous" thing...

  3. Profile photo of fodarexiii
    fodarexiii Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:46 am
    Wow, I hope the phone companies don`t take over.
    Musicians would have to resort to old school methods of getting noticed.
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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:47 am
    F*cking corporations! Always have to try and ruin a good thing.
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    michaelcsr Male 40-49
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:50 am
    This is an important issue of the future. Just like forest fires, only WE can stop corporate takeover. If we don`t, the net will just be a glorified television broadcast.
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    eagles5 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:54 am
    do i smell a conspiracy?? lol.
  7. Profile photo of Windrider15
    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:55 am
    I never knew that this was happening,

    but the video musta taken forvever to produce, must of been a school project or something

    but it was really long

    ON THE SUBJECT OF THE VIDEO ITSELF

    i highly doubt that the internet will actually turn into a one way media
    television and radio and newspaper all did because people didnt have the money or acsess likwe people do today,
    with a team of hacker and tech geeks wthey could set up there own network

    it just probably wont happen

  8. Profile photo of _Requiem_
    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:57 am
    Damn greedy phone and cable companies. Well I suppose if this did happen I could go without the Internet. *gulp*
  9. Profile photo of powpowking
    powpowking Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:58 am
    Wait? = Well... = Fail
  10. Profile photo of Dagnarus
    Dagnarus Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:06 am
    This has got me a bit paranoid, but It`ll be interesting to see how everything unfolds.
  11. Profile photo of powpowking
    powpowking Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:11 am
    However.....SAIV TEH INTERWEBZ FTW!!!!!
  12. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:15 am
    Well, there`s always Canada...
  13. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:15 am
    fail
  14. Profile photo of ANCB
    ANCB Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:33 am
    Unless some huge socio-economic changes occur in America it is only a matter of time before the Internet is reigned in and turned into an efficient tool for spreading consumer propaganda. Spreading awareness and information are the best ways to sow the seeds of change. Thank you for this video.
  15. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:54 am
    If net neutrality dies then capitalism will die with it. The world will become fed up of being controled through big corporations who keeps pushing everyone else who dont work for them aside for their own benefits.

    The first World Wide Revolution.

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    843 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:17 am
    Does `if you can`t beat them, join them` apply here?
  17. Profile photo of theferret
    theferret Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:14 am
    ^no it does not
  18. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:36 am
    pfffft SBS
  19. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:37 am
    But the internet is something i dont think can be taken over. But thats just one awesome mans opinion.
  20. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:02 am
    The Internet itself isn`t something that can be taken over, but a city`s access to the Internet IS something that can be taken over. Look at China and Korea.

    As for the argument that a group of hackers could set up their own network, that is true. But how would you know about that hacker`s network? I know how to call AT&T or Verizon...but I don`t know the number to H4xX0Rz`s internet server in Los Angeles. How many of you here know how to use IRCs? Hackers and other independents will always be a resource, but there`re only a few people who will be able to take advantage of that resource.

    The tough part about this kind of fight, is that these are the kinds of laws that get passed one year, but don`t get enforced until the next year. So by the time people realize what happened and get pissed off, it`s too late to argue with the legislature.

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    H3_SIX Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:03 am
    I am glad someone made a video about this!

    However, I`m suprised they didn`t touch on government censorship/filtering. The potential of this is bleedingly obvious and already happening, the great firewall of China, Pakistan blocking You Tube, bloggers being arrested ect.

    Though if the internet is really `based in reality` then I think we`re all screwed lol.

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    H3_SIX Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:11 am
    The Australian government just released an internet filter. It`s an opt out rather than opt in scheme that more people would speak out against if they knew it was happening/understood the consequences. IMO this is the sort of thing that should be handled privately.
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    IABLurker Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:13 am
    There is an entire website that supports the video here. http://savetheinternet.com/

    You can sign petitions there, and send letters and e-mails directly to congress in order to save the internet as we know it. I`ve been going there and doing so for a couple years now. I even look at that topic when it comes to who I plan to vote for.

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    Kaleotera Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:14 am
    I will become a renegade crusader against corporate america if this ever happens. Ill just pick up my roots and become a nomadic entity hellbent on the distruction of the corporate world, gaining supporters in my cause throughout the US.


    Thats just me though.

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    John_Mclane Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:15 am
    think about it, they control the means of transportation for the information, not the actual content itself. they could decide to put restrictions on the kind of information sent. "ooh this website`s content is not to our liking...! we will not let this go through our digital transportation system! because we control the connection!...."

    this could start to suck bigtime real soon...

  26. Profile photo of WNLD
    WNLD Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:20 am
    My favorite proponent of net neutrality is named Leslie Hall. For an unforgettable experience look up her name in Youtube. Of course, you might not be able to un-see whatever you see there - don`t say you were never warned LOL.
  27. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:41 am
    Wow, I`ve heard of bad ideas but this one really sucks.
    How do they expect this to work? There`s always going to be at least one phone company who won`t take control, and they will get MORE profits than the ones that do take control. Who wants to pay to go on the net? I`d have to pay like, $1 to get on IAB. People aren`t going to pay.
  28. Profile photo of Mafibofweeb9
    Mafibofweeb9 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 6:13 am
    i totally agree with this video
  29. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 6:24 am
    Dude... congress already voted on this. It didn`t pass. The net will stay neutral.
  30. Profile photo of JGESS
    JGESS Male 18-29
    433 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 6:44 am
    i wish i wouldve bought goole stock like 8 years ago
  31. Profile photo of Deevo114
    Deevo114 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:08 am
    Zeitgeist
  32. Profile photo of lucid_wizard
    lucid_wizard Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:33 am
    save the internet!!

    this will never pass. we have too many independent smart people in this world. If they do it, we`ll find a way arount it. Bring it on you corp. bastards!

  33. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 7:35 am
    drat capitalism. Capitalism causes this.
  34. Profile photo of Rman1201
    Rman1201 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:54 am
    I just get this strange strange vibe about facebook that tells me its already begun....I use facebook lol but I really hate them, I just get this horrible feeling about facebook...
  35. Profile photo of fatfool
    fatfool Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 8:04 am
    How does a country plan on taking over millions upon millions of servers`s data from every country on Earth?

    A phone company can build a "Second internet" as such - thats perfectly possible... But they can`t say we have to swap from the one we already have.

  36. Profile photo of fatfool
    fatfool Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 8:05 am
    phone company*
  37. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 8:21 am
    What?! They can`t do this, can they? The internet belongs to everyone!
  38. Profile photo of biffyclyro27
    biffyclyro27 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 8:33 am
    the phone companies may have control over the new fiber connection thing, what about satellite broadband and cable
  39. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 9:24 am
    Guys dont sweat it you cna come here and use the in73rw3b5!
  40. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 9:32 am
    >>LoofahBoy
    Lulz, have you ever been to 4chan? Fox makes you believe they are satan`s incarnate. It`s really just a bunch of retards who do retarded things.

    Long live /b/!

    Also, net neutrality has been around for a while now. The internet is a series of tubes.

  41. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 9:35 am
    Well I guess you guys can live in fear over 4chan if you want though.
  42. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 9:56 am
    i just imagining a hundred million nerds being pissed off at a company and completely pwning it should they try to do this. the internet pros would completely destroy anyone who did takeover
  43. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 10:19 am
    It`s true. Any company who tries this will probably go bankrupt. People will either change their ISP, get a good ISP, one that isn`t advertised on tv such as t1, or go over seas to get teh internetz.
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:26 am
    never gonna work out unless they get government support. we have the technology to create our own network, just like we have now in case anyone tried to take over the internet. i just dont see it happening.
  45. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:29 am
    They`d never be able to change the entire internet. It`s just too huge. Simple.
  46. Profile photo of 10Bears
    10Bears Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:44 am
    lmao - they`ve given up pestering us about global warming and moved on to something else. The fact that people are getting in a twist about this says more about the control people have over us than any of the content of the video.
    We are made to live in fear of something, to unite against it. Read Orwell`s "1984" and it will all make sense.
  47. Profile photo of Phantom7
    Phantom7 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:56 am
    Burgerking....all i have to say
  48. Profile photo of Xan238
    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 11:13 am
    Ya know... Maybe Karl Marx Had something going there when he said that there would be a worldwide violent uprising... If this goes through, The entire country will most likely revolt against the Big corporations.

    Or It could just be me being paranoid. Just throwing that out there.

  49. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 11:16 am
    I agree 10Bears. Humans are sheep.
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    8276069 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    I hope this doesn`t happen. My poor website doesn`t stand a chance against AT&T!
  51. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    kairobert, capitalism is the sh*t. And a simple way to get around this is through capitalism. AT&T wont, SupraTelecom Will. If you dont like the private internet, switch to a company that will not offer that (and if all companies switch they might get sued for corporate collaboration).

    And this has been going on for years. Its not going to happen, its only a dream for the phone companies, whats wrong with dreaming? As long as they make the nice commercials they make AT&T can dream all it wants. Internet neutrality is blown out of proportion.

  52. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    Dam evil phone ppl!!! SPAM THEM!@!!!!!
  53. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    That sucks.
    Big time.
  54. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    I can`t see this actually happening, but if it does, I`m using my 2nd Amendment right and going to D.C. to kick some @ss.

    Internet geeks of the world UNITE!!! ; P

  55. Profile photo of Doomlike
    Doomlike Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    It can`t happen something needs to be done against it!
  56. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    I agree that certain people should be prohibited from publishing on the internet. Basically, anyone who disagrees with me.
  57. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    O NOZ, could this be the fate of IAB?! D=
  58. Profile photo of kooshi_govno
    kooshi_govno Male 70 & Over
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    *standing ovation*
  59. Profile photo of bsm
    bsm Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    this reminds me of that funny we are the internet song and dance found on this web site here
  60. Profile photo of LilyKnotwise
    LilyKnotwise Female 18-29
    24 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    This isn`t happening in Canada, right? Anyway, Anonymous won`t let this happen. Heads will roll. It would never stand. If they did dare to do this, it would destroy their companies, guranteed.
  61. Profile photo of evanking
    evanking Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    for the sake of stupid humans everywhere in the world, for the sake of the music industry, for the sake of nonbiased press...


    i hope this happens.

  62. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    THE INTERNET IS NOT SOME KIND OF TRUCK YOU CAN JUST DUMP STUFF ON, ITS A SERIES OF TUBES.
  63. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    Ok...I got bored after like 2 seconds. Whats this video about?
  64. Profile photo of epoxysuit
    epoxysuit Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    what would the world be like without truckloads of free pornography?
  65. Profile photo of glrican
    glrican Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 6:33 pm
    as i am watching this, there is an at&t ad advertised next to the video
  66. Profile photo of Crystal949
    Crystal949 Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    ^ Same here -_- evil phone companies
    lol @ epoxysuit
    Geez I hope this doesn`t happen. But if you think about all the people against it, plus the fight for internet power between different companies in different countries, it seems doubtful that this would happen. However you never know...
  67. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    poo man it`s already happening, look at the ADS all over this page. The "Little Guy" is only a few advertising dollars away from becoming a Corporation.
  68. Profile photo of kthxbaiyah
    kthxbaiyah Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    I still don`t get it. ];
  69. Profile photo of snow113
    snow113 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 9:42 pm
    What if you get your internet from a cable company, not a phone company. Is there a difference? Should we be afraid of the cable companies also? BTW, nicely done vid.
  70. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    This is very interesting. I am really glad I saw this. And I may be wrong but wouldn`t there be sooo many people against major industries taking over the web that they couldn`t?
  71. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    You all think the only other choice other than capitalism is communism. You are wrong.
    Capitalism sucks.
  72. Profile photo of Meh110
    Meh110 Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:03 am
    This is old. ._.
  73. Profile photo of theferret
    theferret Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 3:37 am
    this is a little late but for those who say it won`t happen... it already is:

    http://www.savetheinternet.com/=threat#e...

    (scroll up)

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    mbor Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:47 am
    I am a Canadian that tried hulu.com. It IS happening and it`s very sad |-(.
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    horhawkeric Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Am I the only one who noticed that they spelt "disappear" wrong?
  76. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    Frightening turn of events. Though I`m not surprised.
    Radio and TV monopoly has been implimented before, so why not the net?
    Every kind of expression, bar face to face communication, can be "guided", can be steered and controlled. Big brother?
    I don`t buy the whole conspiracy thing, though I do believe if someone can make a buck from controlling something, they will.
    And do.
    Food for thought.
  77. Profile photo of sianboli
    sianboli Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    I didn`t even know this was an issue. Eh, worst comes to worst, we can just string up a buncha yarn and tin cans. That`ll teach em!
  78. Profile photo of Khast
    Khast Male 30-39
    183 posts
    March 7, 2008 at 1:01 am
    10:1 we get Net Neutrality. Not that it is a better way of doing things...but as the old saying goes...he who has the money, has control.
  79. Profile photo of cjb1921987
    cjb1921987 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    I am very worried about this issue, however as I am from the U.K I do not know how this affects me. How does it affect me?
  80. Profile photo of yes369
    yes369 Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    Wow I have never even heard of this I can`t believe something this big was going on, and i didn`t even know about it!:-O

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