Mike Masnick here. Founder of Techdirt, blogger, net neutrality enthusiast, tech policy obsessive. AMA
Hey folks. Mike Masnick here. Been blogging on Techdirt since before blogging was a word (over 45,000 posts!), talking about open internet and internet policy since before "net neutrality" was coined, and generally covering various issues related to the future of the internet (including tech policy, intellectual property, telco policy, business models, economics and more) for the past decade and a half. Have spent lots of time thinking and writing about all this stuff and happy to discuss questions related to any of that or anything else.
Some of my favorite posts on net neutrality:
How telco astroturfers tried to bring down Amazon reviews of a pro-net neutrality book: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130722/17503523891/telco-astroturfing-tries-to-bring-down-reviews-susan-crawfords-book.shtml
How Verizon loves to be classified under Title II to get subsidies and tax breaks, but pretends it would destroy the internet all other times: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140531/06534827423/verizon-begs-to-be-classified-under-title-ii-subsidies-screams-about-parade-horribles-any-other-time.shtml
Questioning why broadband providers keep claiming Netflix gets a "free ride": https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140529/18081527399/if-comcast-ceo-brian-roberts-really-believes-netflix-gets-bandwidth-free-will-he-pay-netflixs-bandwidth-bill.shtml
Also currently running a crowdfunding campaign to help us do more deep dive reporting on net neutrality: http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/the-net-neutrality-battle
That's about it. AMA.
UPDATE: Okay... it's been nearly 3 hours and I, uh, totally forgot that my plan had been to eat lunch while I do this. :) So I'm going to close it out. I think I got to most of the questions. I know there were a few I couldn't get to, so sorry about that. Gotta get back to tending to Techdirt! Thanks so much for all the great questions.