When Reverse Logic Goes Bad, Really Bad

The idea goes like this: If you can't find spammers to make them pay for junk mail, then charge legitimate email senders instead. Does that make sense to you? Me neither. But that's what AOL and Yahoo intend to do. Of course they probably have a different explanation for their tactic than what I wrote, but it boils down to the same thing. Add to this the fact that some major ISPs (including Bell South, Verizon, and Comcast) want to begin charging content providers for priority traffic privileges and we're headed towards an Internet that will not be open. Instead, it'll become just like TV and radio: A largely one-way communication podium, where every listener and viewer will not only have to pay to have access, but will have to pay again for what they access and how much they access

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