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> A great way to have peer to peer communication, with local TV's and radios, ended up being regulated.. and in our culture, its normal to sit in front of a TV, and have a few monopolies to choose what we will watch.

I don't think this is comparable. Radio and OTA TV needs to be regulated by a central authority or it won't work for anyone beyond a certain level of technological penetration. There's a set amount of data that can fit in the amount of spectrum available, and a radio station is transmitted to everyone whether they request it or not.

You've always been free to create and distribute VHS and cassette tapes because those don't eat into the amount of spectrum available to everyone.




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