Thursday, May 7, 2009

Net Neutrality Under Attack...again

Rupert Murdoch, what a fine American...err, Australian

Murdoch: Websites to charge for content

I don't have time to write my thoughts about this right now, but I at least wanted to get the link up here. Net neutrality is under attack yet again, this time from Rupert Murdoch who is quoted, 
"We have been at the forefront of that debate and you can confidently presume that we are leading the way in finding a model that maximizes revenues in return for our shareholders... The current days of the Internet will soon be over."

This is really disappointing and scary, I feel as though the internet just keeps moving even closer to becoming just another cable/broadcast model wherein the participatory elements of the medium will be severely restricted. While scholars have been discussing this for some time, it has not surprisingly been silenced within popular internet discourse. More thoughts later though, gotta get back to campus.

Image credit: Murdoch 

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