Sunday, June 20, 2010

WWW, Yes. FCC, No.

Right now, you are reading with a medium that works just fine the way it is.

There may be objectionable content on it, but if you're not looking for it, and if you monitor the access your children have to this medium, it won't matter. You are your own regulatory agency.

Unfortunately, that's not good enough for the Federal Communications Commission. Now they want a piece of the action. It's not about making America safe for anything; it's about control. Radio and television needed regulation because the space for broadcasting was limited, and someone had to play traffic cop. The field that is the "world wide web" gets bigger every day, and with every technological advance. It doesn't need a traffic cop.

Nick Gillespie of Reason.TV lists three reasons why regulation of the internet is a bad idea. There are so many more.

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