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At least it wasn't a firewall.

Friends, it’s that time again.

Verizon is taking the FCC to court in order to battle for the right to restrict their users’ access to certain websites or services or to charge huge fees if you dare to use software that they don’t have a stake in.

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I'm talking to you AT&T!

I mentioned in my previous article on how freedom of the Internet is being eroded that this is a fight that we can never stop fighting. Every time we defend our Internet freedom against an attack we should rejoice, and then get ready for the next attack.

The next attack is currently being launched by AT&T and Comcast.

When you read this you may actually “wtf” in real life, I sure did.

What AT&T is doing is suing for the right to completely restrict all Internet access, for all their subscribers, in whatever way they choose.

What’s their argument? Oh, that’s simple. They are claiming that if they don’t have the right to control everyone’s Internet then that would be a violation of their right to free speech.

I shit you not.

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Yes, even this.

Friends, I’ve spotted two disturbing trends. The first is that the freedom of the Internet is being steadily eroded. The second is that as soon as you mention this to people you get scoffed at. And then they make sweeping claims about how “the Internet can’t be controlled” and “the people will always find a way around these things”.

Ah, if only that were true.

What if I were to tell you that there are already THREE solid proposals on the table that, if abused, could completely remove Internet freedom?

Well, there are, and they aren’t “out there” conspiracy theories or fringe positions that carry no weight. In fact one of them has gotten the stamp of approval from President Obama himself.

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