Take a peek back in US history and you will find a group of individuals that believed that land could not be owned. Those friendly natives where soon driven from the land they did not own and today are caged on land given. Some argue that it was back to them. But what can they argue, the natives didn’t believe that land had ownership. Someone else created and quantified a value for land and divided it up.
Complain as users may, arguing that the internet should be free for everyone will only get you a piece of a smaller pie. If you don’t believe in ownership then what can you say when someone that has created ownership? Those that can create, quantify, and ration out internet space will eventually put a price tag on it. If you want more than the guy next to you there will always be a way to find more, if one is willing to pay for it.
Ultimately, if a provider can own a back bone of the net then they can fence that section off as they see fit. Like it or not. There are owners on the net. If you like owning a domain then you might stop and consider that land in the US was once given away for free or next to nothing. Some of that free land has developed into high traffic metros. Key backbones of earth now are some of the highest priced commodities available.
If we are allowing ownership then get use to those that own. If you don’t like it, make your own.
While I find it amusing to be a ba-hum-BUG since I am a pest control guy, I feel that in this regard I am only stating what will be true. There are those already quantifying the air we breath and wish to regulate the CO2 one is allowed to own. Can one really own the air? If earth is owned then air is just one step up.
See today’s article on Forget Net Neutrality They believe Comcast broke the internets.
Here is the piece of the pie that is not being told… the government restricts who can be a provider. Therefore the net neutrality becomes an issue because of restrictions that the government puts on who can be a data provider. Hence my question, is it really ownership? Is the government preventing free internet by not allowing free ownership?