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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Net Neutrality is a Stupid Idea

We are faced with the specter of all sorts of slightly annoying hijinks on the part of broadband providers. "Oh noes! Comcast might slow down my access to Hughesnet.com!" Despite the Web being 17 years old, no one has violated the de facto net neutrality we have today. There are disincentives to do so. Even if someone did give preferred access to Google and the MPAA, it wouldn't matter at all. Even in China, which is a COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP, people can access prohibited materials; they simply run the risk of disappearing into a gulag should they do so.

(I'm sure this post puts me on the list of prohibited sites, not that anyone reads it to begin with.)

So, in the face of theoretical inconvenience, all the liberal geeks on the internets want to institute a byzantine regulatory regime. Because, you know, regulations make you free. Black is white. The chocolate ration has been increased.

Or is it simply an effort to begin the inevitable destruction of the frontier of free thought and untaxable, anonymous trade?

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