In praise of… a freely available internet | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited

Postei recentemente uma matria sobre a quebra da neutralidade da rede nos EUA. Vejam o post In praise of… a freely available internet no The Guardian Unlimited, mostrando como a neutralidade tem garantido as mais incrveis inovaes na sociedade da informao.

“Anything that unites the Gun Owners of America, the inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and corporate arch-enemies Google and Microsoft must be worth a second look. At stake is a vital principle: whether the web should continue as Sir Tim always envisaged it – owned by no one and open to all comers on equal terms – or whether it should become a two-tier system with extensive users (such as YouTube or even Wikipedia) paying more for privileged access and heavy data use.There ought to be no argument about this. A free-for-all web (after normal monthly broadband charges have been paid) is one of the wonders of the world and a binding force for all communities. It has only become an issue because the US Congress is scrutinising the question of “net neutrality”, though why the US authorities – rather than an international body – should deem themselves to have jurisdiction over the internet is not clear. The Federal Communications Commission has just been advised by the US department of justice, under heavy lobbying from the operators who stand to gain from higher data charges, that a neutral net might “prevent, rather than promote” investment and innovation. This is twaddle. An open-access net has produced one of the greatest surges of innovation ever recorded and has given an opportunity for people all over the world to communicate with each other and share knowledge on equal terms. Long may it continue to be so.”

2 Replies to “In praise of… a freely available internet | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited”

  1. ::Lemos, interessante, porm conflituosa esta discusso, apesar de considerar que isso j ocorre economicamente a partir dos que possuem mquinas e acessos mais potentes, e os acessos mambembes de linha discada.
    Mais que isso, parece resvalar na tendncia da virtualizao sinalizada pelo "Google nas nuvens", que de certa forma detona a Microsoft e cria um macro-servidor para muitos,…que possam pagar pelo acesso a softwares, quem sabe a preos menores.
    Dizem no Brasil que as leis ruins so as que mais funcionam. A meu ver, as leis ajudam a regrar o caos, que no caso da web est na criminalidade e no na criatividade.
    Leis para fragmentar a quantidade de bites e de neurnios sempre cheiram negociao a ser observada de perto.

  2. Obrigado William, mas excluso digital no tem nada a ver com a questo aqui levantada. Nao enetedi: a netralidade seria uma lei para diminuir a crimanalidade na web? O debate outro.
    Obrigado pelo comentrio.


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