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IF YOU LIVE IN CANADA, THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT YOU. — “Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use”

first-taste:

r-sr07:

Basically what it all comes down to is, the CRTC is going to screw us over. As of currently, our internet at the moment is somewhat unlimited. We pay a flat rate every month, and then day in, day out, we download all sort of music, youtube, and if you’re like me, torrent all the HD seasons of favourite T.V. shows, movies, even full music albums all without notice. What the CRTC proposes, however is that now we get charged for EVERY single byte we use, like how it is on a cellphone. Want to download the new HD Blu Ray rip of that new rad movie you want to watch? Most of those files are a good 3 GB each, you would be charged a shitload. Even to youtube all those pointless but absolutely hilarious 3 minute videos about cats at 2 in the morning would be pricy. But here’s the good part, our government is finally jumping onboard against this, as the NDP and Liberals have now openly come forward to us their support. (All except for the Conservatives…obviously. Jesus, Stephen Harper and his bitch posy:/)

Doesn’t matter how old you are, if you live in Canada, this is going to affect you. But you can jump onboard against this as well by signing this petition:

Openmedia.ca Petition Against Internet Metering

George Stroumboulopoulos talks about the impending internet metering on CBC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rUsRCyS6PU&feature=player_embedded#

Just talking downloading legal stuff- streaming online games, skype, hell even downloading content for your games, leaving your browser open on ad-heavy websites, they all use up a lot of bandwidth. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYizoh_r6D0#t=5m04s

Bell vs. Teksavvy’s George Burger on the facts on Bandwidth

radicalrevolution

What the Gulf War was to CNN, the people’s revolutions of the Middle East are to Al Jazeera English. But in the U.S., in a sad vestige of the era of Freedom Fries, hardly anyone can watch the channel on cable TV. Cable companies: Add Al Jazeera English NOW!

It is downright un-American to still refuse to carry it. Vital, world-changing news is occurring in the Middle East and no one–not the xenophobic or celebrity-obsessed or cut-to-the-bone American media–can bring the perspective, insight, and on-the-scene reporting Al Jazeera English can.

Media blogger Jeff Jarvis writes that US cable companies should begin carrying Al Jazeera English (via newsflick)

it has been stunning to see al-jazeera’s total dominance in covering and analyzing the events in egypt over the past few days. i was on the phone with my dad when reports that egypt had shut down internet access in the country began to circulate. “i don’t see it on nytimes or cnn or msnbc,” dad said. “oh, you have to go to al-jazeera,” i told him. there was a beat. “the information world is really different from when i grew up,” he said.

i’ve had the al-jazeera english internet feed running almost constantly since friday and it’s where the most consistent, reliable, up to date information is - which is evident in the egyptian government’s efforts to revoke its license, shut down its broadcasting, cut its phone lines, etc.

(via abbyjean)