Good news on Internet neutrality

May 26, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More

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A bipartisan majority on the House Judiciary Committee yesterday passed the “Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act” — a good bill that would use antitrust law to protect Network Neutrality. Special thanks to those of you who called the key members who cast the deciding votes.

The question before us is simple: Will the Internet remain in the hands of users and innovators? Or will a handful of telephone and cable companies determine which Web sites you see and which you don’t? Yesterday’s vote — a milestone for our movement — would have been unthinkable just three weeks ago. But we’ve shown once again that organized people can defeat powerful corporations.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Sujay says:

    Although this law does not affect me directly , I'm very happy it was passed. Of all mediums, the internet was one which still has some measure of democracy attached to it. Diversity of opinion is greatly missing in other media, and the content is sickeningly same in all of them.

    These corporations have flooded us with this 'mass culture' (which is highly beneficial to them) through the other media. Atleast they were stopped short of taking over the internet too.

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