The Nondiscriminatory Web

A top priority for policymakers going forward must be “making sure the Web itself is the blank sheet, the blank canvas, something that does not constrain the innovation that’s around the corner,” the knighted engineer told a U.S. House of Representatives panel that writes Internet and telecommunications laws…”I can say I feel that a nondiscriminatory Internet is very important for a society based on the World Wide Web,” he said. “I think that the communications medium is so important to society that we have to give it a special treatment.”

Read this item from News.com with commentary from Ars. Learn more about (and add what you know) “Lawrence Lessig” at the Whats New Media Wiki. Previously from WNM: The End of the Internet? and Whatever happened to Net Neutrality?

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