From the good people who wanted Big Government to take over the Internet comes a plan to regulate what videos the world can watch. The European Commission proposed new rules this week on content that can be seen over the television, cable or Internet.
In announcing the rules, EU Information Commissioner Viviane Redding said, "It would be a distortion of competition if we were to just regulate one and not all.” Nowhere in her thinking, apparently, did the idea pop up of decreasing regulation for traditional TV rather than increasing for cable and the Internet.
Now, this isn’t merely the FCC saying what CBS or NBC can show during primetime, this is the Internet. Which leads us to our point: