I'll explain.You've got it wrong, Brix.
I never said it was. Internet access is a service. Partial internet access is also a service. Restricted/censored/watered down internet access is also a service.4chan is not a "service".
So buy your magazine elsewhere? Show them that unless they don't black out words they won't be getting any of your business? Unless the magazine itself has a contract with the reseller that states that it must be sold WITHOUT words blacked out, the reseller can do whatever they want. It's not a legal issue. It's a private issue between said magazine and said magazine reseller.It would be like buying a magazine with certain words blacked out. You're buying a magazine and then the magazine editor is removing stuff from it.
If 4chan has a problem with AT&T blocking access to their site, then perhaps 4chan should ask AT&T nicely to stop blocking them. That's literally all they can do. No laws have been broken by AT&T here.
4chan is not a service. It might be able to be considered an IP but honestly the FCC would be way overstepping its boundaries if it ruled against this. A private company should be able to offer whatever version of a service that they want.That's not right, especially in the quote that Storm brought up.
Technically, their job is to provide whatever service they decide they want to provide. In this case they've chosen to provide access to a filtered internet. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Simple as that.That's not right, especially in the quote that Storm brought up. It's not AT&T's job to censor or remove anything, their job is to provide a connection to the net end of story.
Would a tour guide who refused to include a particular building on the route in his/her tour be acting illegally?
Are radio stations that censor music acting illegally?
If one particular McDonald's restaurant decided to no longer sell burgers, would it be a legal issue? (Granted, they might have some trouble from McDonald's corporate, but U.S. law doesn't have anything in it requiring McDonald's to carry everything customers expect them to carry).