Monday, February 18, 2013
What Does Netflix’s Decision to Block Internet Content Tell Us About Internet Policy?
What Does Netflix’s Decision to Block Internet Content Tell Us About Internet Policy?: "The initial principles and the FCC’s assertions have led many to believe its net neutrality rules are intended to promote consumer choice. Prominent net neutrality proponents “believe consumers, not corporations, should be in the driver’s seat to pick the content they view . . . over the Internet.” I expect they would be surprised to learn that the FCC’s net neutrality rules eliminated the consumer focus of the net neutrality principles as well as the stated right to competition among application, service, and content providers. The FCC decided that, “insofar as these rules translate existing [FCC] principles into codified rules, it is appropriate to limit the application of the rules to broadband Internet access service.”" Not exactly the European position, but provocative analysis of Googlisation of US policy in the field...'via Blog this'