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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MooPig Tech Coroner :: "Licensing Content Makers"

The Free Run is Over; too much Freedom?
Mashed articles by Pat Darnell  |  Feb 11, 2014  |  Bryan TX

[Picture LINK] Google Tips Boynton Beach Police To 2 Child Porn Images Attached To Draft Email | Story by Scott T. Smith

Is this claim by PC Magazine true? " ... And let's face it, right now the whole Internet scene is a mess. How could regulation be bad (JOHN C. DVORAK. JANUARY 29, 2014. LINK) ...?"

We at MooPig Think Tank disagree; we like the chaos of the Internet.  FCC wants to be a player, and protect its radio and TV turfs. We think that is what they do best, but licencing Internet Content? C'mon! Really? All of it?

The Next Phase of the Internet: Licensing Content Makers | John C. Dvorak | "This moment in time represents a true golden age of the Internet but such ages are always thwarted in one way of another. For close to 10 years I've been saying that at some point in the future, the Wild West of the Internet will be clamped down and you'll need a license to broadcast content over the Internet. I do not see any trend that does not point in this direction. For a perfect example, look at the debate over net neutrality and filtering or throttling streaming content from the likes of Netflix and Amazon over various mechanisms such as your PC or Roku."
'via Blog this'

Here's a licencing nightmare for you:
" ... Google Images is a search service owned by Google and introduced in July 2001, that allows users to search the Web for image content.[1] The keywords for the image search are based on the filename of the image, the link text pointing to the image, and text adjacent to the image. When searching for an image, a thumbnail of each matching image is displayed. When the user clicks on a thumbnail, the image is displayed in a box over the website that it came from. The user can then close the box and browse the website, or view the full-sized image (wiki. LINK)..."
Wiki goes on to describe Google Images: " ...In 2001, 250 million images were indexed. In 2005, this grew to 1 billion. By 2010, the index reached 10 billion images. As of July 2010, the service receives over one billion views a day. Google introduced a sort by subject feature for a visual category scheme overview of a search query in May 2011 (wiki. LINK).... "

Think about it; a billion visits per day on Google Images alone, on 10 billion images with all their content. MooPig knows it gets all its domestic and foreign visitors from Google Images. So if FCC gets its way and licences all the content of the Internet, we will cease to exist. Big boy corp's and hogs will then take over the Internet.

" ... Signal/RF interference problem does not exist with the Internet, where millions of blogs, podcasts, and video networks can and do co-exist. Thus, some other rationale will eventually be determined to limit access in the same way access was limited to the real radio pioneers (ibid. DVORAK.) ..."
" ... There is already talk about clamping down on various forms of hate speech online. Who determines what constitutes hate speech?
Under the guise of anti-bullying all sorts of real attacks on free speech are now common. "Think of the children" will become the rallying cry as very smart people manage to lock down the net for once and for all using every trick imaginable.
I personally do not think there is anything we can do about the eventual draconian regulation of the Internet by government authorities. It won't be tomorrow (I hope not anyway), but it is coming. Enjoy what we have while it lasts.
I'll be waiting to fill out some forms. I think I can get a license.(ibid. Dvorak) ..."

^ Zipern, Andrew. "A Quick Way to Search For Images on the Web." New York Times. 12 July 2001. Retrieved 13 September 2009.

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