Tim Berners-Lee Talks About Net Neturality – Eveyone Listen Up!

So you’re likely asking who is Tim Berners-Lee. The answer is that he’s one of the guys who invented the Internet by inventing the World Wide Web. So if he says something, you should listen. He’s talking about Net Neutrality on his blog and he’s got some very interesting things to say:

“Yes, regulation to keep the Internet open is regulation. And mostly, the Internet thrives on lack of regulation. But some basic values have to be preserved. For example, the market system depends on the rule that you can’t photocopy money. Democracy depends on freedom of speech. Freedom of connection, with any application, to any party, is the fundamental social basis of the Internet, and, now, the society based on it.”

Bell, Rogers, Comacst, and anybody else who is dumb enough to throttle applications that they don’t like should pay attention. And I REALLY mean they should pay attention. So should the general public, and the politicians too. Let’s start with Industry Minister Jim Prentice here in Canada.

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