Brave New Internet Wars Revisited, 2007

Posted by Mitchell - May 29, 2007 (entry 544)

The struggle to maintain non-discrimination of internet content, what's termed "net neutrality", is not likely to really galvanize again until 2008, but there's plenty of NN-related activity in the meantime to lay the groundwork for what we hope will be a successful campaign in 2008.

ITEM: The Federal Communications Commission has opened up a window for comment on their notice about net neutrality. If you care about the future of a free internet, take a moment to add a comment to the FCC docket. The pro-content-segregationists claim that the issue is old and that people don't care anymore. Here's your change to prove them wrong. UPDATE: The Save the Internet coalition (which CMA is an organizational member) is also on the case.

ITEM: A related but relatively undercovered (even by media activist standards) effort regarding the future of digital spectrum and internet communications has taken off, and for good reason. Indeed, even MoveOn and Google have entered the fray.

ITEM: The profile of net neutrality is about to rise another level, as a certain Powerpoint lecturer published a high-profile book with a chapter devoted to the topic.

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