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[–] Xycos 1 point 29 points (+30|-1) ago 

More info please. I am a net neutrality and internet freedom advocate, but don't exactly know what bill/s this is referencing.

Perhaps if someone could add some sources or discussion topic headers it would be helpful?

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[–] TexasComments 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hey I used to be a lobbyist, this is shilling; this is what everyone on this site claims to hate so much this is literally a shill site "Free Press is an 'activist group that promotes Internet openness' via nationwide grassroots activism and lobbying activity" it is just a cause you like so lighten the fuck up with this anti-shill bullshit.

That being said, here is the section in the bill that talks about the FCC regulations on spending to enforce Net Neutrality:

SEC. 629. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to regulate, directly or indirectly, the prices, other fees, or data caps and allowances (as such terms are described in paragraph 164 of the Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in the matter of protecting and promoting the open Internet, adopted by the Federal Communications Commission on February 26, 2015 (FCC 15–24)) charged or imposed by providers of broadband Internet access service (as defined in the final rules in Appendix A of such Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order) for such service, **regardless of whether such regulation takes the form of requirements for future conduct or enforcement regarding past conduct. **

This paragraph talked about the FCC's inability to spend any of the little money they are being given to enforce net neutrality so the FCC rules will go unenforced to include future and past violations.

SEC. 630. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in the matter of protecting and promoting the open Internet, adopted by the Federal Communications Commission on February 26, 2015 (FCC 15–24), until the first date on which there has been a final disposition (including the exhaustion of or expiration of the time for any appeals) of all of the following civil actions:

(1) Alamo Broadband Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, et al., No. 15-60201, pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2) United States Telecom Assoc. v. Federal Communications Commission, et al., No. 15-1063, pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(3) CenturyLink v. Federal Communications Commission, No. 15-1099, pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

FCC can not even think about spending a penny of this money from this bill to enforce FCC Net Neutrality until at least 2020 and that is if the cases let the appeal time expire and the current lawsuits are dismissed immediately so more likely in 2025.

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[–] doctorshady [S] 1 point 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

They claim the financial services appropriations bill is going to try and strip the FCC of it's funding.

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[–] Xycos 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thank you.

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[–] makaw 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Wait entirely or just for the sake of enforcing that law? Cause the FCC does a LOT of other things that are kind of important to Conservative values and Liberal sensibilities...I mean censoring of course.

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[–] Raverdash 1 point 20 points (+21|-1) ago 

It's bullshit that we need to be this vigilant. Seriously, these assholes are at this shit every other week!

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[–] LordHumongus 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The cable and telcos are spending big bucks on this every day.

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[–] tictac 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The Super Highspeed Internet Telecom bill will fail, and then they'll introduce the Framerate Upgrade Cool Kaleidoscope Utilities bill, and then the Support Cool User Mandates bill. They'll just do one after another until enough people "blink" and it gets through. They knew "Plan A" would fail, and they had contingencies. By now they're already on "Plan G" and they've got "Plan H" through "Plan N" already written out in advance. They'll start using the Greek alphabet if they run out of letters.

One of these days, somebody's going to buy up a volcanic island shaped like a human skull. Then they'll build a high-tech hidden fortress on that island. From there they will dispatch killers to start slaughtering the heads of the companies behind all of this. Only then, fearing for their very lives, will they stop.

But in reality no such hero will appear, and they will never stop.

Bend over and get ready for "Plan Ψ" !

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[–] 1289705? 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Just upvoating takes care of my obligations right?

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[–] Absolem 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Would it be nice if we had a true democracy that was actually modern and allowed every individual to vote on bills online rather than relying on sheisty "representatives" who only represent their own personal interests?

Kinda fucking pathetic that the best we can do is "write to congress", like they give a shit.

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[–] goat_boat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Corruption and money in politics is fucking up a lot of stuff, but pure democracy won't solve that. Here's an example:

Bill 156: Should the US government give everyone $10,000 a month and free housing? 80% of people vote yes. Government collapses. Pure democracy at work.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

We have enough technology that direct democracy would work. Of course too many powerful people wouldn't want real control in the hands of the people

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[–] Hawk 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

aww, c'mon, just fill out the form if you agree with the cause. Took me 10 seconds. I'll give you an upvooooooat.....

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[–] hirolash 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It's very sad that our representatives don't really represent us at all.

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[–] binky 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm not giving this site my email address for the privilege of getting my congressman/representative. They don't need my email address for that.

Just enter your zip code here and your physical address here instead.

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[–] grey_smile 5 points 3 points (+8|-5) ago 

Net neutrality is an attack in itself. An attack on free internet, a back door for the government to regulate the content.

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[–] Absolem 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Where are you people getting this and what are you talking about? It doesn't make much sense to me, considering you can read the bills.

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[–] voltron23 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You couldn't until they passed it, they kept everyone from reading what was in the bill, because it's Chinese style internet censorship, it's draconian, it's bad and not for the people, it's against the people. That's why the FCC didn't allow anyone to read the bill until it was too late. Now that people can read it, they don't, so they fall for adverts like the op is placing. The so called net neutrality was really an FCC power grab and a new way to tax, control and censor the internet. Read the bill, at least the parts that aren't classified, it's written in legalese, but you can glean all the bad stuff they have waiting in the works.

1 last thing, the FCC does not have the authority to pass legislation, that's up to congress, but they're testing the waters, they had the ok from the most lawless administration in history since hitler.

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[–] innawoods 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

I dunno about what the other "you people" you are referencing are about. But I work at a datacenter. We are glad that we got out of the ISP business because otherwise this bill would have forced us out. It's basically regulatory capture.

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[–] Absolem 1 point 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Ehhh... wat? Maybe that was like ONE bill or another.. but that's definitely not what "net neutrality" is about as an issue.

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[–] A_Scanner_Darkly 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

"Net neutrality" is an issue that doesn't exist.

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[–] Kabuthunk 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

We can tell them all we want, it's not gonna change a thing. It's been pretty obvious in recent years that the will of the people is meaningless.

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[–] Hawk 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'm tired of this same old thing as well, but it's wrong to say that we have NO say. We killed SOPA right? The other guys won't quit though, they're attacking our rights like its their job (cuz it is). They're like the Zerg.

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[–] Kabuthunk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Nah, they gave up SOPA for the time being because the rabble were getting restless.

Don't worry, it'll be put through under another name. 50 no's and a yes is still a yes.

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[–] syllovespan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We need legal advocates who can write proper laws that we agree with and push them through with enough signatures to force a vote by citizens rather than rely on Congress and the Senate to do the right thing. I don't have millions of dollars to spend, but I will sign and ask my friends to sign petitions to move toward creating laws in OUR interest. That's what corporations have done, then they plop already written laws on the laps of their favorite politicians who are complete dumb asses more interested in how they get their faces on TV rather than what the laws really mean. Also, I wish there was a way we could collectively call out the politicians, because the last thing those guys want is public shaming, doesn't look good a on the resume. It would be awesome if we could speak with a global voice as it seems the U.S. isn't the only country in this boat.

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[–] voltron23 ago 

Yea but after we killed SOPA, THEY KILLED AARON, the corporations spent hundreds of millions on pushing SOPA through and when Aaron helped shut it down with the help of google, they prosecuted him for a non-crime (which the college even told the prosecutor to drop the charges since the publications are free content) and then hung him in his cell.

Our administration had him killed RIP Aaron Swartz

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