Last week, FreeCutlure.org signed onto Public Knowledge’s reply to the NBC comments for the FCC along with several other organizations including EFF, the Consumer Federation of America, etc. NBC called for the FCC to require that ISPs to use “broadband management tools,” specifically to thwart the flow of illegal content across the Internet. In addition to shaky logic and unsound analogies, the premise of NBC Universal’s request is misleading. Broadband management tool is a friendlier name for network filter. Network filters would beat the free flow of content (both illegal and fair) into submission, crippling the internet, preventing progress, stifling fair uses of the internet, and ruling out possibilities latent in the connectivity that breeds the good, along with the “bad.” NBC also took the liberty of redefining some other terms in order to establish their position, such as “sharing,” as in “file sharing:”
Monday, July 23, 2007
FREECULTURE.org SIGNS ONTO REPONSE TO NBC COMMENTS TO FCC: NBC DEFENDS CORN AGAINST FILE “TRANSFERS” ETC.
Posted by Brown Free Culture at 7:50 PM