John Oram of IT Examiner does a fair write-up on the Innovation ’08 panel in IT Examiner:
Richard Bennett said he is opposed to Net Neutrality regulations because they shut down engineering options that are going to be needed for the Internet to become the one, true, general-purpose network. Today on his blog, Richard adds â€œGoogle has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in server farms to put its content, chiefly YouTube, in an Internet fast lane, and it fought for the first incarnation in order to protect its high-priority access to your ISP.â€
Richard continued: â€œNow that weâ€™re in a second phase thatâ€™s all about empowering P2P, Google has been much less vocal, because it can only lose in this fight. Good P2P takes Google out of the video game, as thereâ€™s no way for them to insert advertising into P2P streams. So this is why they want P2P to suck. The new tools will simply try to convince consumers to stick with Google and leave that raunchy old P2P to the pirates.â€
It’s much more balanced and diligent coverage than the article in The Register.