I have heard that the One World Globalist Monopolists, led by Time Warner and Disney, are planning a corporatized 'Internet 2', and that they want the Internet, as we know it, shut down. Internet 2, according to their proposal, would be a bit like satellite TV, where you would only get the content you payed for. You would also have to pay a fee for every e-mail you sent.

We can expect to see a demonising of the internet as these players seek to sway the general public against the existing system, and seek to convince the general public that a better system (where you will have to pay them at every turn) is needed.

Only we can stop this happening. What do you think we can do to stop it?
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Web inventor warns of 'dark' net

Jonathan Fildes / BBC | May 24 2006

The web should remain neutral and resist attempts to fragment it into different services, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said.

Recent attempts in the US to try to charge for different levels of online access web were not "part of the internet model," he said in Edinburgh.

He warned that if the US decided to go ahead with a two-tier internet, the network would enter "a dark period".

Sir Tim was speaking at the start of a conference on the future of the web.

"What's very important from my point of view is that there is one web," he said.

"Anyone that tries to chop it into two will find that their piece looks very boring."

An equal net

The British scientist developed the web in 1989 as an academic tool to allow scientists to share data. Since then it has exploded into every area of life.

However, as it has grown, there have been increasingly diverse opinions on how it should evolve.
The World Wide Web Consortium, of which Sir Tim is the director, believes in an open model.

This is based on the concept of network neutrality, where everyone has the same level of access to the web and that all data moving around the web is treated equally.

This view is backed by companies like Microsoft and Google, who have called for legislation to be introduced to guarantee net neutrality.

The first steps towards this were taken last week when members of the US House of Representatives introduced a net neutrality bill.

Pay model

But telecoms companies in the US do not agree. They would like to implement a two-tier system, where data from companies or institutions that can pay are given priority over those that cannot.

This has particularly become an issue with the transmission of TV shows over the internet, with some broadband providers wanting to charge content providers to carry the data.

The internet community believes this threatens the open model of the internet as broadband providers will become gatekeepers to the web's content.

Providers that can pay will be able to get a commercial advantage over those that cannot.

There is a fear that institutions like universities and charities would also suffer.

The web community is also worried that any charges would be passed on to the consumer.

Optimism

Sir Tim said this was "not the internet model". The "right" model, as exists at the moment, was that any content provider could pay for a connection to the internet and could then put any content on to the web with no discrimination.

Speaking to reporters in Edinburgh at the WWW2006 conference, he argued this was where the great benefit of the internet lay.

"You get this tremendous serendipity where I can search the internet and come across a site that I did not set out to look for," he said.

A two-tier system would mean that people would only have full access to those portions of the internet that they paid for and that some companies would be given priority over others.
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More info can be found by searching 'Net Neutrality'
There are a number of bills before the U.S. Congress RIGHT NOW, so do a little research and send some emails off to protest any corporatization.
To illustrate the cunning and deceptive tactics being used by those who want to charge the 'tolls' they have established their own lobby group under the name HandsOffTheInternet, yet they are the ones who want to change it.
AnonymousI have heard that the One World Globalist Monopolists, led by Time Warner and Disney, are planning a corporatized 'Internet 2', and that they want the Internet, as we know it, shut down. Internet 2, according to their proposal, would be a bit like satellite TV, where you would only get the content you payed for. You would also have to pay a fee for every e-mail you sent.
i can't imagine that the internet be shut up. it is ridiculous to me. it took people all over the world dozens of years to achieve what we have now. we share so much information so quickly and so free. the internet makes the world smaller and smaller. we different people, white ,black or yellow, are no longer strange to each other at all. we get in touch with one another in seconds as long as you click your msn. it is unbelieveable years ago. but it is so real now. we enjoy the life with internet. it makes us citizens of certain country as well as members of the global village. the internet is a great source of all the human being. it is so precious cos it belong to us all and benefits us all. so, if it belongs to us all, who should charge it? who has the right to charge it? talking about the internet 2, it is obviously a tool of making money. if we vote to make the decision, it definitely won't work out.
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AnonymousI have heard that the One World Globalist Monopolists, led by Time Warner and Disney, are planning a corporatized 'Internet 2', and that they want the Internet, as we know it, shut down. Internet 2, according to their proposal, would be a bit like satellite TV, where you would only get the content you payed for. You would also have to pay a fee for every e-mail you sent.
i can't imagine that the internet be shut up. it is ridiculous to me. it took people all over the world dozens of years to achieve what we have now. we share so much information so quickly and so free. the internet makes the world smaller and smaller. we different people, white ,black or yellow, are no longer strange to each other at all. we get in touch with one another in seconds as long as you click your msn. it is unbelieveable years ago. but it is so real now. we enjoy the life with internet. it makes us citizens of certain country as well as members of the global village. the internet is a great source of all the human being. it is so precious cos it belong to us all and benefits us all. so, if it belongs to us all, who should charge it? who has the right to charge it? talking about the internet 2, it is obviously a tool of making money. if we vote to make the decision, it definitely won't work out.
The legislation is being enacted as we speak! Why are most people not interested? Don't people care about saving the internet from the control of the rich and greedy One World globalist-monopolists?

See here for more news about what is happening RIGHT NOW
its because most people dont appreciate the internet. i realised how important it was, when i broke my computer... endded up draggin my old old old ooooooold computer to use the net.

Im not sure if this is a hoax or not. I think it started off as one.
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AnonymousThe legislation is being enacted as we speak! Why are most people not interested? Don't people care about saving the internet from the control of the rich and greedy One World globalist-monopolists?
Why should 'they' be allowed to enjoy a monopoly?

...Are we all expected to be victims of capitalism!?

Capitalism which works only for the rich and greedy?

No way....!!Emotion: sad
Don't worry. The internet is not going to close overnight.
You probably won't even notice any difference for at least a couple of months. But within a couple of years, the internet will become a very different place. While it now belongs to people like you and me, it will soon belong to a small bunch of profiteering scoundrels.

Look here and watch as the US politicians bend over do as they are instructed by their masters
They cant really own the internet... too many global servers, different companies. plus. its a system. and it wont happen. i bet my money on it!
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