Open Internet Goes to Europe

"The opposition to Europe’s net neutrality regulations appears to have been organized by the same US firms that lobbied for the FCC’s Title II rules: the Internet Association’s lead members, Twitter, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Mozilla, Etsy, Reddit, and Yelp. Their interests were represented by US advocates such as Ben Scott and Barbara van Schewick.

Van Schewick wrote a very long plea for four amendments to the rules that was rejected by the MEPs. Van Schewick’s blog post crystalizes the key misunderstandings about how the Internet works that have animated the drive to adopt strict rules, so I’m going to walk through it step by step in my next post. "