Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Regulation matters. But while we – quite rightly - regulate chemicals, food, or toys, we have largely left the internet intact. And that's precisely why it has been the source of so many new ideas. From cloud computing to crowd-sourced knowledge; video-on-demand to virtual universities. Ideas no central planner could ever have foreseen or provided for in advance. Ideas which had space to grow, precisely because no regulator tried to pick winners, or to second-guess innovation. That is a philosophy that should inspire. It is a success we should build on.
Chris Marsden
Actually we have critically always had common carriage for the Internet to stop the telcos killing it - see the US FCC Computer I, II, III enquiries.
Chris Marsden, 07/06/2013 10:09