Internet Freedom Bill Introduced in the House
New legislation would protect Net Neutrality once and for all !
Date: July 31, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Today, Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 (H.R. 3458). This landmark legislation would protect Network Neutrality under the Communications Act, safeguarding the future of the open Internet and protecting Internet users from discrimination online.
Ben Scott, policy director of Free Press, made the following statement:
"The future of the Internet as we know it depends on maintaining freedom and openness online. This crucial legislation will help to ensure that the public -- not big phone and cable companies -- controls the fate of the Internet."
"The rules that govern the Internet must protect economic innovation, democratic participation and free speech online. If we don’t make Net Neutrality the law once and for all, we could see the innovation and promise of the Internet derailed forever."
"An army of lobbyists has been unleashed by the phone and cable companies to kill Net Neutrality so they can become the Internet’s gatekeepers. But the momentum is shifting in the public’s favor.
Finally we have some movement in the right direction. Earlier this year it appeared that the 2 biggest net neutrality backers, Obama and Hillary Clinton, were backing aware from net neutrality in exchange for "consideration" from major media.See [SOI SAVE OUR INTERNET! - Democrats Letting Net Neutrality Die? ]
This inspired me to write [Notice to US Supreme Court in re: The Internet, Public Access TV & 1st Amendment Rights ]
The question is if loyalty to Constituents will trump the massive bribes that the increasingly inconsequential major media will pay to get back in the game. Yes, that is right, rather trying to get market share back by covering the topics that are being covered on the internet, major media would rather buy control of the internet to suppress free speech? Ironic, isn't it. Instead of profiting from a win-win relationship with US Citizens, Major Media would rather subvert the free flow of information.
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