Sunday, December 12, 2004

Re: Regulating the Blogosphere

An interesting note appears on the blog relating to the above title. The piece features an email to from Richard Poe, author of Hillary's Secret War: The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle Internet Journalists. Here is Poe’s message:

I expect that the VLWC (vast leftwing conspiracy) will be turning up the heat on dissident journalists between now and Hillary's Senate reelection bid in 2006. Look for revisions in McCain-Feingold to close the "Internet loophole."

Down the road a bit, Internet users should expect to see major connectivity outages caused by alleged overloading of the Internet's root servers. As the old Internet becomes increasingly unreliable due to negligent maintenance; ineffective security and destructive viruses, corporations and other well-monied interests will be advised to transfer their online operations to Internet2 -- an alternative broadband Internet which the Clintons, along with a consortium of universities and corporations, have been spearheading since the mid-1990s -- accessible only to those who can afford the annual subscription fee (which I have heard may reach as high as $10,000 per year).

Aside from being expensive, I suspect that Internet2 will be tightly regulated, on the argument that the project was government-generated and its bandwidth "public property," subject to the same sorts of government controls that govern the use of radio and television frequencies. That's just a guess, [b]ut we'll see.

Townhall C-Log

Whenever freedom of speech becomes too free, some entity or group will rise up to squelch it. Vigilance and protest are in order.

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