Today the FCC proposed a number of net neutrality guidelines that most notably include prohibiting broadband providers from “discriminating against content or applications, and mandate transparent network management” (Engadget).
It’s nice to see a government agency leaning towards personal freedom.
Of course, this isn’t law or policy and there is a good chance there will be any number of loopholes for broadband providers to exploit.
It reminds me of a bit from Lewis Black’s stand-up routine about Enron. He said something along these lines:
“If you have a company, and you can’t explain in one sentence… what it does. It’s illegal.”
This may seem incredibly simplistic, but what’s wrong with using this language?
“It is not permissible for a broadband provider to discriminate against content or applications. Discriminating against content or applications will result in the following penalties…”
Why do we have to make this so complicated that it will be ineffective?