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Friday, June 09, 2006

Net Neutrality Protection Rejected

US politicians have rejected attempts to enshrine the principle of net neutrality in legislation.
Some fear the decision will mean net providers start deciding on behalf of customers which websites and services they can visit and use.

The vote is a defeat for Google, eBay and Amazon which wanted the net neutrality principle protected by law.

All three mounted vigorous lobbying campaigns prior to the vote in the House of Representatives.
-- Defeat for net neutrality backers

That's the American Congress for you ... thinking they understand the net more than the people who invented it. I'll try to get a list of names of those who voted it down, so that we can better determine who not to vote for in a few months. Between this and the idiotic video game legislation going around, I'm thinking the technology gap is pretty wide in lawmaker circles.

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