Sgt_Kickaxe - 7:07 am on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
~ Canada has no net neutrality, they do have low bandwidth caps and high overage charges.
~ Canada has an ongoing legal battle because the biggest provider is also the TV regulator with their own shows.
~ Canada has some talks started in Ottawa about "regulating" Canadian internet beyond just net neutrality issues. (invitations sent out to all .ca owners this week)
SO, it would appear that regulating WHO can put WHAT online, and HOW MUCH that will cost them is on the table (in Canada) which makes it on the radar (in the U.S.).
example of disscussion - If affiliates have to pay $500 a year for a domain they are much less likely to create tons of sites. If an affiliate is taxed heavily for "net" income they may start protecting their copyrights more vigorously. etc...etc. Regulation is coming (and freedom by 4th amendment is vanishing)
edit: and lawsuits are coming, you can't charge arbitrary domain amounts to punish people if your costs don't warrant, can you?