[Air-l] Fwd: [LNC] The Death Of The Internet

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Mon Nov 4 06:38:30 PST 2002


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> found this over on scitechdaily.com
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> The Death Of The Internet
> How Industry Intends To Kill The 'Net As We Know It
> Jeff Chester is executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy 
> <http://www.democraticmedia.org/>.
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> The Internet’s promise as a new medium -- where text, audio, video and 
> data can be freely exchanged -- is under attack by the corporations 
> that control the public’s access to the 'Net, as they see 
> opportunities to monitor and charge for the content people seek and 
> send. The industry’s vision is the online equivalent of seizing the 
> taxpayer-owned airways, as radio and television conglomerates did over 
> the course of the 20th century.
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> http://www.tompaine.com/feature.cfm/ID/6600
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