There's a story on Slashdot about how Hulu, NBC, and Other Sites Block Google TV. The summary includes a quote by one Lauren Weinstein:
Imagine the protests that would ensue if Internet services arbitrarily blocked video only to Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers!
Yes, imagine that. Imagine the massive protests. The world would be rallying around browsers that are being blocked.
Except that's not what's happening. …
The fact is that you don't have to imagine browser discrimination. You can find countless examples of sites that outright block browsers like Opera. Indeed, Google is as guilty of this as anyone else.
But there were few protests beyond those who were affected.
Now the Google is on the receiving end. Opera, a browser with more than 140 million users worldwide, has already been on the receiving end of browser discrimination for more than a decade.
It's hard to imagine the massive protests that aren't there.
I would welcome a debate around browser discrimination, though.