Neither Sony nor Hulu are Internet Service Providers, so you might wonder how they can be involved hermes outlet
in the Net Neutrality dispute. Let me explain how they relate.
I purchased Hulu Plus today, with the understanding that a Hulu Plus membership is required in order to view Hulu-streamed content on my television via my Sony Playstation 3. (This is already a fair-use stretch hermes replica belt
for me, because I paid money for my Playstation, and think I should be able to use it like any other computer I own.) When I went to try to use it, I discovered that in addition to a Hulu Plus membership, you must poloponynetwork.com also have a Playstation Plus membership to view the content from Hulu on a PS3.
“OK,” you might ask, “I see how that’s annoying, but what does it have to do with Net Neutrality?”
From Wikipedia, “The [Network neutrality] principle states that if a given user pays for a certain level of Internet access, and another user pays for the same level of access, then the two users should be able to connect to each other at the subscribed level of access.”
I’ve paid for my Hulu Plus membership. Hulu is providing the same level of access to people using other devices, but not to me. I would need to pay for an additional tier of access to receive that content on a device that I own. Keep in mind here, nobody is asking me to pay for software or hardware replica hermes printed enamel bracelets
that makes my Playstation able to view content it would otherwise be unable to view. That would be fair. But my Playstation 3 is capable of playing content from Hulu. In fact, Playstations used to do that and were later blocked deliberately. Asking me to pay more for services available to others who are not paying more: that is unfair and should be illegal.
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