New Net Neutrality Rules Explained in Plain English

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Sun, Mar 1st, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The public won on a decision that has made the Internet as important as the telephone once was. The new rules forbid telecom companies from engaging in "unjust or unreasonable" business practices. However, there's always a catch:

Internet providers can’t prevent you from accessing “legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices” when you’re on the internet. This is intended to prevent censorship and discrimination of specific sites or services. Some open internet advocates worry the phrase “legal content” will create a loophole that might let internet providers block stuff they see as questionable on copyright grounds without a fair hearing.

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