@ AnalogZero: Technically, you are correct...if this took place in the United States. But these ISPs, the Internet, is not American. It is a world wide thing. Monopoly is against the law in America, but US Jurisdiction does not cover this, therefore nothing is illegal here.
Also, for those of you who didn't watch closely, it's not like SOME sites are going to be FREE. You buy a PACKAGE of mainstream websites for a set price each month, just like you'd buy PACKAGE of channels on cable. Each website= a channel, so to speak. therefore, to visit "extra channels", you'd need to pay more, and tbh, no one is gonna do that. I didn't say this was the end of the Internet...just the end of it as we know it, because of the fact that the internet is still there...just the way ISPs connect to the net will completely change. Either way, I do think that any plans to prevent this are futile, unless it goes political. Perhaps we can convince a politician to stop this change in THIS country, which goes to arcose's statement. Did Obama really say he is going to help prevent this? I'm skeptical, because (NOT TO TURN THIS THREAD INTO A POLITICAL DEBATE; I WILL BE SO PISSED) I honestly do not believe a lot of the things Obama has said in the past.