A rave on the Future of the Internet and Why Surfing the Web May Become A Major Pain
This is an article about the RIAA and Motion Picture Industry demanding that ISPs (Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, etc), allow them to track customer internet traffic in order to prevent piracy!
I also heard on a Podcast by Leo Laporte that ISP's will eventually be limiting bandwidth. What this means is that you'll be given say 5 gigabytes every month, if you exceed your set amount you'll either be cut off, have your broadband connection slowed, or be charged for overages. The ISPs are already doing this without notifying customers in some areas, Comcast has started doing this and maybe sued for doing so. This is simply a way for Internet providers to squeeze more money outta our pockets and its BS! I'll also point out that more and more of us are downloading movies and videos on daily basis
I am also concerned about the increasing amount of websites that want a subscription fee to use thier sites. Online gaming is a prime example, not only do you have to pay for the game itself but you also have to pay a monthly fee to play it.
I don't know about the rest of you but if all this comes to pass I'm done, finished, no more internet for me. I'm not paying my ISP every month for access only to be spied upon, then be limited when I wasn't limited before, and then also be increasingly charged to access the websites I visit. No way, not going to happen.