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Windows 7: Verizon wants to edit (read censor) the Internet

13 Jul 2012   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Verizon's argument is that they are a communication service just like Radio, TV, Cable and Newspapers and should have the same right to control what they present to the customer as these other services do now.

Jim


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13 Jul 2012   #12
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Verizon's argument is that they are a communication service just like Radio, TV, Cable and Newspapers and should have the same right to control what they present to the customer as these other services do now.

Jim
I would have no problem with that as long as Vz limits that control explicitly to content they (Vz) create, and not to what they provide as a facilitator from the Internet or Web, there is a difference.

If a ruling came down that favored Vz I can envision them charging not only for providing access to the Internet, but also to any area of the Internet they (Vz) deem fit just as Radio, TV, Cable, and Newspapers do now on their sites.
You can look, but if you want to see more you have to subscribe.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.
What would your thoughts be if your ISP wanted to not only charge you for access to the Internet, but also charge you for access to SevenForums, your email, your banking, your schooling, and government services?

They make enormous amounts of money on advertising, and now they want to double-dip?
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20 Jul 2012   #13
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Verizon's argument is that they are a communication service just like Radio, TV, Cable and Newspapers and should have the same right to control what they present to the customer as these other services do now.

Jim
I would have no problem with that as long as Vz limits that control explicitly to content they (Vz) create, and not to what they provide as a facilitator from the Internet or Web, there is a difference.

If a ruling came down that favored Vz I can envision them charging not only for providing access to the Internet, but also to any area of the Internet they (Vz) deem fit just as Radio, TV, Cable, and Newspapers do now on their sites.
You can look, but if you want to see more you have to subscribe.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.
What would your thoughts be if your ISP wanted to not only charge you for access to the Internet, but also charge you for access to SevenForums, your email, your banking, your schooling, and government services?

They make enormous amounts of money on advertising, and now they want to double-dip?
If they do that, I highly doubt even my dad would stay with this company, and my dad's a cheap-asshat.
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