by Paul Joseph Watson
June 11, 2008
Some question if report that
pay-per-view system to be introduced is a hoax, but wider march to
regulate the web is documented
ISP’s have resolved to restrict the Internet to
a TV-like subscription model where users will be forced to pay to visit
selected corporate websites by 2012, while others will be blocked,
according to a leaked report.
Despite some people dismissing the story as a
hoax, the wider plan to kill the traditional Internet and replace it
with a regulated and controlled Internet 2 is manifestly provable.
"Bell Canada and TELUS (formerly owned by
Verizon) employees officially confirm that by 2012 ISP’s all over the
globe will reduce Internet access to a TV-like subscription model, only
offering access to a small standard amount of commercial sites and
require extra fees for every other site you visit.
These ‘other’ sites would then lose all
their exposure and eventually shut down, resulting in what could be seen
as the end of the Internet," warns a report that has spread like
wildfire across the web over the last few days.
The article, which is accompanied by a YouTube
clip, states that Time Magazine writer "Dylan Pattyn" has
confirmed the information and is about to release a story - and that the
move to effectively shut down the web could come as soon as 2010.
Watch the clip...
I POWER - Net Neutrality Pt.3
People have raised questions about the report’s accuracy because the claims
are not backed by another source, only the "promise" that a Time Magazine
report is set to confirm the rumor.
Until such a report emerges many have reserved
judgment or outright dismissed the story as a hoax.
What is documented, as the story underscores, is the fact that
TELUS’ wireless web package allows only
restricted pay-per-view access to a selection of corporate and news
websites. This is the model that the post-2012 Internet would be based on.
People have noted that the authors of the video seem to be more concerned
about getting people to subscribe to their You Tube account than fighting
for net neutrality by prominently featuring an attractive woman who isn’t
shy about showing her cleavage. The vast majority of the other You Tube
videos hosted on the same account consist of bizarre avant-garde
satire skits on behalf of the same people featured in the Internet freedom
clip. This has prompted many to suspect that the Internet story is merely a
stunt to draw attention to the group.
Whether the report is accurate or merely a crude hoax, there is a very real
agenda to restrict, regulate and suffocate the free use of the Internet and
we have been documenting its progression for years.
The first steps in a move to charge for every e mail sent have already been
taken. Under the pretext of eliminating spam,
Bill Gates and other industry chieftains
have proposed Internet users buy credit stamps which denote how many e-mails
they will be able to send. This of course is the death knell for
political newsletters and mailing lists.
The New York Times reported that,
"America Online and Yahoo, two of the
world’s largest providers of e-mail accounts, are about to start using a
system that gives preferential treatment to messages from companies that
pay from 1/4 of a cent to a penny each to have them delivered. The
senders must promise to contact only people who have agreed to receive
their messages, or risk being blocked entirely."
The first wave will simply attempt to price
people out of using the conventional Internet and force people over to
Internet 2, a state regulated hub where
permission will need to be obtained directly from an FCC or government
bureau to set up a website.
The original Internet will then be turned into a mass surveillance database
and marketing tool.
Nation magazine reported in 2006 that,
"Verizon, Comcast, Bell South and other
communications giants are developing strategies that would track and
store information on our every move in cyberspace in a vast
data-collection and marketing system, the scope of which could rival the
National Security Agency.
According to white papers now being
circulated in the cable, telephone and telecommunications industries,
those with the deepest pockets–corporations, special-interest groups and
major advertisers–would get preferred treatment.
Content from these providers would have
first priority on our computer and television screens, while information
seen as undesirable, such as peer-to-peer communications, could be
relegated to a slow lane or simply shut out."
Over the past few years, a chorus of propaganda
intended to demonize the Internet and further lead it down a path of strict
control has spewed forth from numerous establishment organs:
Time magazine reported last year
that researchers funded by the federal government want to shut down
the internet and start over, citing the fact that at the moment
there are loopholes in the system whereby users cannot be tracked
and traced all the time. The projects echo moves we have previously
reported on to
clamp down on internet neutrality
and even to designate a new form of the internet known as
In a display of bi-partisanship, there
have recently been calls for
all out mandatory ISP snooping on
all US citizens by both Democrats and Republicans alike.
The White House’s own recently
de-classified strategy for "winning the war
on terror" targets Internet conspiracy theories as a recruiting ground for
terrorists and threatens to "diminish" their influence.
The Pentagon recently announced its effort to
infiltrate the Internet and propagandize
for the war on terror.
In a speech last October, Homeland Security director
identified the web as a "terror training camp,"
through which "disaffected people living in the United States" are
developing "radical ideologies and potentially violent skills."
His solution is "intelligence fusion centers," staffed by Homeland Security
personnel which will go into operation next year.
The U.S. Government wants to
force bloggers and online grassroots
activists to register and regularly report their activities to Congress.
Criminal charges including a possible jail term of up to one year could be
the punishment for non-compliance.
A landmark legal case on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of
America and other global trade organizations seeks to
criminalize all Internet file sharing of
any kind as copyright infringement, effectively shutting down the world wide
web - and their argument is supported by the U.S. government.
A landmark legal ruling in Sydney goes further than ever before in setting
the trap door for the destruction of the Internet as we know it and the end
of alternative news websites and blogs by creating the precedent that simply
linking to other websites is breach of copyright
The European Union, led by former Stalinist and potential future British
Prime Minister John Reid, has
also vowed to shut down "terrorists" who
use the Internet to spread propaganda.
The EU data retention bill, passed last year after much controversy and with
implementation tabled for late 2007, obliges telephone operators and
internet service providers to store information on who called who and who
emailed who for at least six months. Under this law, investigators in any EU
most bizarrely even in the US, can access
EU citizens’ data on phone calls, SMS messages, emails and instant messaging
The EU also recently proposed legislation that would
prevent users from uploading any form of video
without a license.
The US government is also funding research into social networking sites and
how to gather and store personal data published on them, according to the
New Scientist magazine.
"At the same time, US lawmakers are
attempting to force the social networking sites themselves to control
the amount and kind of information that people, particularly children,
can put on the sites."
The development of a new form of internet with
new regulations is also designed to create an online caste system whereby
the old internet hubs would be allowed to break down and die, forcing people
to use the new taxable, censored and regulated world wide web.
Make no mistake, the internet, one of the greatest outposts of free speech
ever created is under constant attack by powerful people who cannot operate
within a society where information flows freely and unhindered. Both
American and European moves mimic stories we hear every week out of state
controlled Communist China, where the internet is strictly regulated and
virtually exists as its own entity away from the rest of the web.
The Internet is freedom’s best friend and the bane of control freaks.
Its eradication is one of the short term goals
of those that seek to centralize power and subjugate their populations under
tyranny by eliminating the right to protest and educate others by the forum
of the free World Wide Web.