20th July 2012 16:42
ISP's and 'Editorial Discretion'
Loz Kaye commented on Verizon's claim that broadband providers "possess editorial discretion. Just as a newspaper is entitled to decide which content to publish and where, broadband providers may feature some content over others:
"Verizon's claims to have 'editorial control' over content are absurd. Imagine applying this principle to mail deliveries or telephone calls, it would be dismissed out of hand. This is more than a threat to net neutrality, it is potentially anti-competitive and a threat to freedom of speech"
"Verizon have not helped themselves by threatening legal action against those who simply seek to raise objections, such as John Moore's 'Government in the Lab' blog. Verizon is supposed to be a communications company, not an 'anti-communications company'. This harms the internet, their customers and we oppose this position absolutely wherever it comes from."
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