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10 years in prison for illegal streaming? It's in the Covid-19 relief bill
submitted 1 year ago by ThursdayVote from mercurynews.com
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[–]ballooon 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 1 year ago (2 children)
Care to explain?
[–]Intuit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (1 child)
It casts legitimate things like packet prioritization as discriminatory, prevents carriers from having different tiers of service (pay more to get your packets through faster), and legitimizes more government control and intrusion into something it has no business being in control of.
[–]ballooon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Judging by what ISPs are actually doing, it's more like "pay more to not get shit service". And since big ISPs in the US are already fighting against and bullying smaller ones, yes the government needs to step and treat the internet as a utility.