Interview with BBC Outside Source


#1

I spoke with BBC Outside Source this morning about how zero-rated Wikipedia is the thin edge of the wedge for the colonial ambitions of Facebook, Google, etc. and how it violates net neutrality.

Listen to the recording at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tkft1

(The segment begins at 16:08.)


#2

Nice initiative, this Wikipedia Zero! :open_mouth:

The Foundation published an article about Net Neutrality. Their argument (stating they don’t break the principle) is quite solid, and you used it in the past: Wikipedia is not a commercial service, it’s common good. We can make a parallel about calling the police or the fire brigade being free of charge on telephone networks.

So what’s your point? You fear Facebook et al. will invoke zero-rated Wikipedia as an argument to ask for the same, thus breaking net neutrality?

Thanks for sharing anyway, this is great news! See you!


#3

The link doesn’t seem to work for me (or I’m missing something…)

This is what I currently get, can someone help me out?


#4

Ah, I think that the link probably expired and was replaced with new content. As with their other online video/audio content, I think the BBC takes down content after a certain period of time.


#5

OK, I see, thanks Laura!
Is the recording maybe available elsewere?


#6

I’m afraid I don’t think it is.

Notes to self to rip audio/video on future interviews!