Electronic Frontiers Foundation informa sul tentativo della FCC americana di abbattere la net neutrality e con essa la principale difesa contro il controllo monopolistico delle grandi compagnie sull’innovazione. La net neutrality che garantisce uguale trattamento a tutti i bit che circolano in rete – che siano contenuti o applicazioni – è una forma intelligente di antitrust preventiva.
“Right now the FCC is considering a set of rules that would allow Internet providers to offer faster access to some websites that can afford to pay. We need to stop them.
Let’s start with the obvious: The Internet is how we communicate and how we work, learn new things, and find out where to go and how to get there. It keeps us connected to those we love and informed of political events that affect our everyday lives.
At EFF, we have fought for almost 25 years to protect a free and open Internet. We depend on the Internet for everything we do, from our efforts to reform broken copyright laws, to our ongoing battles to end the NSA’s illegal mass surveillance. More fundamentally, we know that the open Internet makes possible not just our activism, but the work of many others around the world.
That’s why we’re fighting tooth and nail to defend a concept known as net neutrality. Net neutrality means that Internet providers should treat all data that travels over their networks equally, rather than slowing down or even blocking access to sites of their choosing.
Good net neutrality rules would forbid Internet providers from discriminating against sites that cannot afford to pay a toll for preferential treatment, or sites that are critical of Internet providers or undermine their business models.”
La net neutrality consente di innovare senza chiedere il permesso alle grandi compagnie. Va compresa. E protetta.