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Your rights as a taxpayer? -cough-
We're talking about something we've all already made money off of. We're the richest
nation. We've got all the cool toys... and we still want to make money off of this
before the rest of the planet? Let the others have a chance. We're holding them down.
The internet is a true source of opportunity for developing 3rd world countries trying
to export the resources they -do- have. You may think they overcharge us, but just
think about what 70 dollars is in other countries! ICANN isn't protecting our rights.
ICANN is making money off of us because they can. You don't even get your own government
to protect what you consider your 'rights' (I don't think that term actually means
anything, but it's fun to talk about.)Democracy is a fallacy. Only a unanimous
vote can be considered fair.
Please tell me how we have ALL already
MADE money off the Internet? Please be specific. You have an opinion
and you should be able to defend it.
I am not concerned about making money off
of it, what does concern me is that MY rights are taken care of. I do not want
the Taliban controlling the Internet. I have no problems with Muslims but I
am not a Muslim and do not want to live according to Muslim law. The same goes
to Christian laws. I want my RIGHTS protected. I think it is a small
price to ask since the American Taxpayer paid the way for this.
Also I do
not pay $70.00 to register, I pay around $10.00 to register (Per Year) and I use
German and French Registrars, not overpriced American ones.
I do not mind
“third world” (Why separate them from any other country you bigot?) countries using
the Internet. What I am opposed to is losing my rights to free speech because
some other Gov’t does not like what I am saying about them in America. The
Chinese Government already has laid claim to the ownership of the Chinese language
and feels it should be the ONLY registrar for Chinese domain names. I do not
think the American Gov’t will let that happen but I do think that ICANN and the UN
would bend over backwards to MAKE it happen. You know what happens then? People
who do not play by the Chinese Governments rules of speech do not get a free speech
outlet. I encourage you to post more about how you think that other countries
may serve the world best. I need the laugh.