Interview with Bill Thompson, author of “Damn the Constitution: Europe must take back the Web” in which he clearly articulates exactly why he is wrong:
We are at a point of inflection in the development of the wired world. Things are changing and the old Internet is going to disappear. Partly this is because it does not properly serve corporate interests and they urgently need to re-engineer it so that it does so partly it is because many of us who care about the net realise that it is not amenable to political control either, and we want it to be so.
While corporations might be interested in an Internet that serve’s their interests more than mine, I’m not. Nor am I interested in an Internet that is “amenable to political control”.
Both seem like such obviously bad ideas that It is amazing to me that he would even advocate them.
But then, I’m not European, either