27. September 2009 by admin.
Internet Czar Report- Susan Crawford and her leftist ties, ideologies revealed…Do you want this woman to write the regulations that will empower the government to seize control of the web and the protocols surrounding the web? Follow the links for yourself:
The net-neutrality doctrine, under the verneer of openness and equality, is a backdoor entry for complete government control of the web. Find out how Internet Czar, Susan Crawford, stands on net-neutrality
Ford Foundation, walking hand in hand with Tides Foundation, is a major funder of Internet Czar Susan Crawford’s organization, OneWebDay. Follow the links for yourself.
Just about every czar we investigate has ties to…..gasp….acorn. Another far left nut exposed in Internet Czar Susan Crawford.
Earth Day may be innocent enough for the left, but the rest of America should know how this “holiday” was designed to celebrate the birth of Communist stalwort, Lenin. Knowing that, it shouldnt surprise you that Internet Czar Susan Crawford has drawn inspiration from Earth Day to form her OneWebDay group, a shell group that advocates for net-neutrality, or redistribution of bandwidth.
Here is some raw research to help our fellow Citizen Reporters expose this power grab by Obama, using the very polite, but highly dangerous Internet Czar Susan Crawford:
The Internet and the Project of Communications Law
Susan P. Crawford
Univ. of Michigan Law School
February 11, 2007
The internet offers the potential for economic growth stemming from online human communications, but recent industry and government actions have disfavored these possibilities by treating the internet like a content-delivery supply chain. I recommend that the internet be at the center of communications policy and that laws affectinginternet access be evaluated in terms of whether they further U.S. economic growth by facilitating increased emergent online diversity. The article criticizes the nearly exclusive focus of communications policy on the private economic success of infrastructure and “application” providers, and suggests that communications policy be focused on facilitating communications themselves.
Keywords: cyberlaw, internet, communications law, complex systems, economic growth theory, network neutrality
by Susan on Sat 03 Jul 2004 11:57 AM EDT
Earlier this week, Vonage persuaded a SDNY magistrate judge to stop the state Public Service Commission from treating Vonage like a telephone company. We need to pay attention to this development, because it may put the FCC in a position to require many things of many online services.
The NYPSC had sought to require Vonage to obtain authorization to provide telephone service in New York and to file a schedule of its rates. This is a clear victory for Vonage. For the moment, and for the second time, it has staved off inconsistent state regulation of its services.
The SDNY will keep this injunction in place until January, and the judge indicated that he is trying to give the FCC time to come up with its own rules for IP-enabled services.
In its comments [pdf] to the FCC, Vonage has said that “Vonage’s service is an information service because it performs net protocol conversion and because it accesses and processes stored information, which are characteristics of information services.”
Vonage goes on to say,
Thus, as an information service, the Commission should only subject these IP-enabled services to the regulations necessary to protect social goals, but should also recognize that keeping the Internet free from regulation is another important public policy goal.
Vonage is signaling that “social policy” regulation for IP-enabled services — emergency services, access for people with disabilities, contributions to universal service, law enforcement access — may make sense. In its filing, it urges the FCC to “wait to see if the marketplace is able to deliver these social goods without heavy-handed regulation.”
The Obama-Biden transition team on Friday named two long-time net neutrality advocates to head up its Federal Communications Commission Review team.
Susan Crawford, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, and Kevin Werbach, a former FCC staffer, organizer of the annual tech conferenceSupernova, and a Wharton professor, will lead the Obama-Biden transition team’s review of the FCC.
“We’re not doing at all well for reasons that mostly have to do with the fact that we failed to have a US industrial policy pushing forward high-speed internet access penetration, and there’s been completely inadequate competition in this country for high speed internet access,” she said.
And in a final introductory statement during her talk (that’s likely to send shivers down the spines of telecom company executives) she said that she believes internet access is a “utility.”
“This is like water, electricity, sewage systems: Something that each and all Americans need to succeed in the modern era. We’re doing very badly, and we’re in a dismal state,” she said at the time.
The idea of network neutrality is that all of our Internet packets are equal, and that the spirit of the Internet and its ability to create wonderful new applications like Google, MySpace and Facebook is predicated on open (albeit limited) access for all. Yet, despite an overabundance of bandwidth pulsing throughout the U.S., we are still stuck with rationing to our homes. Haven’t we learned that advancing technology is never served by arbitrary rules to divvy up scarce resources? Look at the dearth of good cell phone applications. Rules make incumbents lazy
Net Neutrality is simply using the typical leftist tactic, finding a poor, untrodden victim, the folks who don’t have access to the internet now, the “public services” that might not be able to get their emergency messages out (and thus people will die, people will always die if you don’t follow the left’s policies), but in fact it is nothing more than a justification to open up the door to complete government control of the internet in the name of “public good”, to actually limit the bandwidth for most of us to ostensibly bring more bandwidth to those in need, bandwidth redistribution.
I have been working on the questions I’d like the panels to debate on September 28. The first panel will deal with justifications for regulation.
Consider the following text from a May 1998 World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) paper, Statement on Convergence:
“WITSA believes there are three legitimate justifications for regulation. The first is to foster or stimulate competition. In most cases, the WITSA believes that general competition rules will suffice, and markets should be allowed to operate free from government intervention. However, when dominant suppliers exist in a given market, or when market forces – for whatever reason – are not able to ensure discipline, then some form of regulatory oversight may be required.
A second justification for regulation is to protect and enhance the public good. However, use of this condition must be made lightly and sparingly. Instances where this justification may traditionally apply may even be disappearing in the face of competition. For example, the build-out of telephony networks to provide ubiquitous access to basic services has long been considered a legitimate reason for regulation. However, this view is now being challenged with the introduction of the new technologies.
A final justification for regulation is the equitable allocation of scarce public resources. Spectrum, for example, has long been considered a scarce resource and regulation was used to insure its distribution in an orderly and reasonable manner.”
Consider also this statement from the Department of Homeland Security, filed in the IP-enabled services proceeding:
“[National Security/Emergency Preparedness] NS/EP considerations provide a compelling rationale for applying a certain amount of regulation to IP-enabled services. The purpose of such regulation would be to ensure the prioritized availability of certain communication services to Federal, state, and local officials and first responders in times of emergency or national crisis.”
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Susan Crawford, Internet Czar on the founding of ONEWEBDAY- directly inspired by Earth Day
Back in 1970, Earth Day was a grassroots hippie event. The organizers chose April 22 – which just “happens” to be the birthday of their Soviet Communist hero, Lenin:
“One of the self-identified ‘founders’ of Earth Day, Bay Area activist John McConnell, has written that in 1969 he proposed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors a new holiday to be called Earth Day on the first day of spring, the Equinox, around March 21. But, he writes, in 1970 local anti-Vietnam War and Environmental Teach-in activists ‘who were planning a one-time event for April 22, also decided to call their event Earth Day.’
“And what was this unnamed ‘one-time event’ in 1970? It was the 100th birthday celebration for Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known to history as Lenin…”
link to Susan Crawford at state of the mobile web conference
Although it has not been formally announced yet, National Journal Online reports that prominent internet legal scholar and University of Michigan Law School professor Susan Crawford will Join the Obama administration as its new Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.
Foundation Support, Sponsors & Donors
Board of Directors
Mitch Kapor, Chairman and President
President, Kapor Enterprises, Inc.
Xmarks (Founder, Chair)
Bookmark-Powered Web Discovery
Level Playing Field Institute (Board Member)
Level Playing Field Institute promotes innovative approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces by removing barriers to full participation.
LPFI’s Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) assists exemplary underrepresented students at UC Berkeley to maximize their educational, service, and career opportunities.
Summer Math & Science Honors Academy (SMASH) is a three-year, summer math and science academy for high school students on the UC Berkeley campus. which encourages students from underrepresented communities to pursue studies and excel in science, technology, engineering, or math at top colleges and graduate schools.
Mitchell Kapor Foundation (Founder, Trustee)
The Mitchell Kapor Foundation works to ensure fairness and equity, particularly for low-income communities of color.
We support organizations and activism that illuminate and mitigate the conditions and dynamics of inequality which particularly impact vulnerable communities.
Linden Research (Board member)
Linden Lab is the originator of Second Life, a 3D virtual world imagined, created and owned by its Residents.
Mozilla Foundation (Board Member)
The Mozilla Foundation provides overall support for Mozilla open source software projects including the Firefox web browser.
Wikimedia Foundation (Advisory Board)
Sunlight Foundation (Advisory Board)
David R Johnson, Treasurer
Visiting Professor, New York Law School
David R. Johnson
Associate dean for research and policy
Emma Birkmaier Educational Leadership Professor
Professor, graduate and undergraduate faculty
Director, Institute on Community Integration
Edelman Public Relations Agency
Allison H. Fine
Nonprofit Entrepreneur, Author, and CEO, E-Volve Foundation
VP Product, Apisphere.com
OneWebDay was founded by Susan Crawford, cyberlaw scholar, former Board Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and current technology policy advisor to President Obama. According to Ms. Crawford, “Earth Day was the model when I founded OneWebDay in 2006. In 1969, one man asked the people to do what their elected representatives would not: take the future of the environment into their own hands.” Today, a worldwide citizens’ movement has put the environment front and center politically. According to Crawford, “peoples’ lives now are as dependent on the Internet as they are on the basics like roads, energy supplies and running water. We can no longer take that for granted, and we must advocate for the Internet politically and support its vitality personally.”
The following organizations are involved in organizing OneWebDay events. If your organization is involved, and you want to be listed, contact us.
- Access Now SF
- Alliance for Community Media
- Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Center for Democracy & Technology
- Center for Social Media at American University
- Community Technology Network
- Creative Commons
- Echo Ditto
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Free Press
- Future of Music Coalition
- Imagining the Internet at Elon University
- Internet Society
- Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL)
- Level Playing Field Institute
- Media Alliance
- The Media and Democracy Coalition
- Mozilla: Mozilla Service Week
- The National Hispanic Media Coalition
- One Economy/ Digital Connectors
- Open Technology Initiative at the New America Foundation
- Reclaim the Media
- Rainbow PUSH Coalition
- San Francisco Education Fund
- San Francisco Network Ministries
- Self-Help for the Elderly
- St. Anthony Foundation/ Tenderloin Tech Center