While many tech groups have supported net neutrality and accuse Republicans of forwarding their big business agenda, civil rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues the FCC lacks the mandate to impose the regulation. Characterizing net neutrality as a possible FCC “Trojan horse,” EFF legal analyst Abigail Phillips said the basic premise wasn’t bad, but when factoring in ancillary jurisdiction, it sours quickly.

“It would give the FCC pretty much boundless authority to regulate the Internet for whatever it sees fit. And that kind of unrestrained authority makes us nervous,” Phillips wrote.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

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