From: "Matt" <>
To: <>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 12:19 PM
Subject: hands off.

I have been involved with the internet for many years.
We have all seen it grow and change.
We have seen the government try to impose changes taxes and user fee's on something that clearly does not belong to them. The gov does not own the communication lines nor the hardware and software we use to negociate the internet.
They feel they must monitor all communications. Why?
Is personal communication any different? Next time you are having a conversation ask yourself this. Would you like a gov agent listening to your conversation over your shoulder?
Terrorism is what spawned the need for the gov to know what we are all doing 24 7. Terrorism is an excuse for the gov to watch us 24 7. Nothing stated here will deter the gov from doing what it wants in this matter. No I dont stand to terrorism. No I dont stand for anyone monitoring my every move. I do not live in Russia. I live in a free world. In the U.S.A. you are innocent untill proven guilty. In Canada you are guilty untill you can prove your self innocent.

I have seen companies try to lay claim to infringment rights.
ie: postal service trying to make money off of every email sent.
In business, if people no longer use your service due to competitor pricing or other benefits you go out of business.
Unless you can figure a way to compete in the market.

In no way can a gov agency impose a tax in this situation. If they do, what will they do with the next claim from a business that is on the way out. Things change and not always for the better. But they change.

The internet must grow un-tethered. No ties, no limits.