Week Nine Net Neutrality And News

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Week Nine Net Neutrality And News

  1. 1. Net Neutrality and News Week Nine
  2. 2. What is Net Neutrality? And, what does Nemo have to do with it?
  3. 3. Net Neutrality Isn’t New It was a problem for telegraph companies
  4. 4. Net Neutrality Isn’t New It was a problem for telephone companies
  5. 5. Now, it’s our problem. And here’s what the problem is.
  6. 6. typical e-mail
  7. 7. The Internet was supposed to be dumb. It was meant to be content, application and origin agnostic.
  8. 8. The Internet was supposed to be dumb All traffic was equal
  9. 9. This was the principle of Common Carriage as if the Internet were a public utility
  10. 10. Telcos want to change that Competitors and Telcos and partners alternative voices
  11. 11. Telcos want to change that P2P traffic Non-P2P or non-telco VOIP telco VOIP
  12. 12. This is where Nemo comes in A clear pipe from the dentist’s office to Sydney Harbour
  13. 13. Telcos want to play traffic cop Content telco partners Content telco partners don’t like approve of or sell
  14. 14. Alternative Voices on Tight Budgets Content telco partners approve of or sell
  15. 15. Telcos want to create a tiered internet
  16. 16. It happened to ham radio operators and it’s starting to happen now.
  17. 17. Examples • 2005 - Telus blocks union site during strike • 2006 - AOL blocks anti-AOL website • 2006 - Cox Cable blocks craigslist • 2007 - Verizon blocks text messages from pro- choice group • 2007 - Comcast throttles BitTorrent traffic • 2008 - Rogers and Bell throttle bandwidth
  18. 18. Why Does it Matter for News? • Reduces diversity of voices • Accelerates concentration of media ownership • Links media, industry and government • Turns a public utility into a corporate playground • Harms democracy • Stifles innovation
  19. 19. What’s Being Done? • SaveOurNet.org • moveon.org • Michael Geist • CAIP • Charlie Angus, NDP
  20. 20. Steve Anderson SaveOurNet.ca
  21. 21. Thank you for your kind attention

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