07/15/11 – OneNewsNow - Virtually all news, media and communication today are migrating to the Internet, and Seton Motley of Less Government and StopNetRegulation.org predicts that almost all of it will exclusively be on the web in the not-too-distant future. That is where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its December 2010 approval of net neutrality comes into play.
“Net neutrality is their one-stop shop for future censorship,” Motley suggests.
While the FCC plans to do away with the Fairness Doctrine this August, he contends that the commission is really just replacing one bad regulation with another. Meanwhile, technology has already rendered the former moot.
“Ten years from now,” he says, “when you get in your car, it’s not going to be an over-the-air broadcast radio in your dashboard; it’s going to be an Internet radio.”
And while net neutrality catches radio, the conservative media watchdog points out that more and more television is being produced for the Internet, which is likely leading the U.S. to a situation where attempting to fight programs that people may not agree with will only result in one response: net neutrality.
So Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed a lawsuit to reverse the FCC’s order, as are Verizon and Metro PCS. However, no case has yet made it to court.