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    Do You Think Verizon Should Be Able to Edit the Internet Before You Access It?


    In it's ongoing legal fight against the U.S. Government to stop Net Neutrality and the FCC's Open Internet Order, Verizon has made the laughable argument that it should be able to edit the internet at its discretion for its customers. Basically, Verizon's "point of view" is that as a broadband internet provider it should have "editorial discretion" to choose which content to provide to its customers, just like a newspaper editor, and that the Government is stepping on its constitutional right to do so. Here's a quote from Verizon's legal argument,

    Broadband providers transmit their own speech both by developing their own content and by partnering with other content providers and adopting that speech as their own. For example, they develop video services, which draw information from, and are then made available over, the Internet. Many also select or create content for their own over-the-top video services or offer applications that provide access to particular content. They also transmit the speech of others: each day millions of individuals use the Internet to promote their own opinions and ideas and to explore those of others, and broadband providers convey those communications.

    In performing these functions, broadband providers possess “editorial discretion.” Just as a newspaper is entitled to decide which content to publish and where, broadband providers may feature some content over others. Although broadband providers have generally exercised their discretion to allow all content in an undifferentiated manner, Order ¶ 14 (JA__), they nonetheless possess discretion that these rules preclude them from exercising.
    This perspective stretches the limits of logic and borders on insanity. Verizon believes that they have a Constitutionally protected right to decide which content that their customers can access. Basically, Verizon is claiming that their right to free press guaranteed by the Constitution is being hampered by the Government because they are not being allowed to hamper your free speech rights to access whatever information you choose. They provide access to the Internet, they do not create the content that is on it. They should have no say in what we choose to find. How can any rational person wrap their head around this?

    Source: BGR

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    Wow, just Wow!

    I think the constitution is meant more for the citizens than for corporations...
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    Not surprising

    It doesn't shock me that Verizon is attempting this. In Canada the CRTC (our version of the FCC) allowed cable and satellite television providers to hijack American TV channels that were broadcasting a show that was simultaneously on a Canadian network and replace it with the Canadian feed. Their reasoning was that they (the providers) should be allowed to control what any channel is broadcasting at any given time. They too in this instance are merely a provider and not the creator of the content, but the government has allowed them to do this under the guise of the extremely vague Canadian Content laws.

    What Verizon is attempting to do, IMO, is create another advertising revenue source, not exercise any freedom of speech.

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    All I can say if your a Verizon customer.... Switch.. Hit them where it hurts... Their pocket

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    No. Very simply no. Perhaps next they will want to edit the customers posts also...

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    This is why I'm switching to a non-contract phone from here on out.

    More and more the rights of the individual will dwindle, until there is a breaking point.

 

 

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