Well this just plain sucks

It's a bleak, black day for the Net.

According to a report on the BBC website, the US House of Representatives just passed the Cope (Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement) Act, signaling an end to recent efforts to enshrine the notion of Net Neutrality in legislation.


Required reading, in case you're not already sure why this is such completely bloody awful news.

As an aside, I also happen to find it particularly annoying that the Beeb's web chappies felt the need to "spice up" their report on this by running an almost completely gratuitous photo of hottie Alyssa Milano at the top of the page. OK, so she's down with Net Neutrality and all that, but FFS.