[Reader-list] The death of the Internet as we know it

Lalit Ambardar lalitambardar at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 4 20:17:05 IST 2009

Putting a price on
browsing will hurt the third world the most. Already, monopoly lead highly exaggerated
cost of software is limiting access to new technologies. Typical capitalistic
approach- they let you have it free & get used to it, now will make you
pay. Wonder, how the Govts. are going to handle it ?


Regards all

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> From: monica at sarai.net
> To: reader-list at sarai.net
> Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:24:38 +0530
> Subject: [Reader-list] The death of the Internet as we know it
> Claudia Borges:
> The internet as we know it is at risk. The new rules in the EU (the  
> Telecoms package) voted on May 6 and will be negotiated again in  
> Autumn propose that broadband providers will be legally able to limit  
> the number of websites you can look at, and to tell you whether or not  
> you are allowed to use particular services. It will be dressed up as  
> ‘new consumer options’ which people can choose from. People will be  
> offered TV-like packages – with a limited number of options for you to  
> access. It means that the Internet will be packaged up and your  
> ability to access and to put up content could be severely restricted.  
> It will create boxes of Internet accessibility, which don’t fit with  
> the way we use it today.
> http://blackouteurope.eu/,/
> Monica Narula
> Raqs Media Collective
> Sarai-CSDS
> www.raqsmediacollective.net
> www.sarai.net
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