The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

Background on the Issue:  The internet is open because private companies haven't been allowed to block content they don't like.  Now the telcos want to make it so they can block what you see.

The Threat to You is real: Telcos have already blocked competing services, censored emails, and prevented customers from reading political web sites.  Why do you assume they care about your rights?

Come On, This Isn't Really Happening: Fine, don't believe me. Ignore the fact that the CEO of AT&T is on record that this is going to happen. You can pretend that this won't affect you, if you want.

'Net Neutrality': A Simple Explanation: Annoying tech issue, maybe, but you can watch this this simple video explanation.

Explaining the Players in the Fight:  It's a corporate cartel with bought and paid lobbyists versus a free market and citizens groups.

Can we win this fight? Yes, we can.  Congress isn't that set on giving away the internet.  They just don't understand the issues involved and don't think anyone's paying attention.  

What You Should Link to:
SavetheInternet.com
Moveon Petition
Save the Internet on MySpace

Tags: net neutrality (all tags)

Comments

24 Comments

Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

Thanks for keeping on this.  It's the next big fight for the internets.

I'm in.

by boadicea 2006-04-24 09:17AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

Didn't know you were a Texan boadicea. For my money this is as big as Social Security. We'll be giving them hell in California. I'm going to be paying Rep. Mary Bono and Rep. Loretta Sanchez a personal visit today. I'll report back on the results.


by Gary Boatwright 2006-04-24 10:02AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

Yes, I'm in  Blue Austin, and fighting alongside the good folks at TexasKos.

I agree, this is an all out assault on the most effective free enterprise and communication platform of the 21st century.

Good luck on your visits with the California reps. I look forward to hearing the results.

by boadicea 2006-04-24 10:20AM | 0 recs
by gizzy 2007-07-27 06:27AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up
cialis cialis levitra prescriptionscom viagra cialis levitra cialis levitra sales viagra cialis levitra cialis compare levitra viagra levitra and cialis and viagra difference between cialis levitra viagra levitra vs cialis cialis and levitra viagra levitra cialis cialis levitra sale viagra viagra medication prescription levitra cialis propecia cialis dysfunction erectile levitra viagra difference viagra levitra cialis comparison of cialis levitra and viagra cialis comparison levitra viagra which is better viagra cialis or levitra cialis viagra levitra viagra levitra cialis pharmacist prescription drug comparison viagra levitra cialis cialis drug drug levitra pharmacist prescription levitra cialis for women levitra levitra guaranteed cheapest online levitra com cialis levitra prescriptionscom viagra cialis levitra cialis levitra sales viagra levitra clinical data levitra viagra buy levitra online viagra cialis levitra buy levitra buy levitra online levitra online levitra softabs discount levitra order levitra levitra danger cialis compare levitra viagra levitra and cialis and viagra viagra cyalis levitra compared levitra link online idleplay net difference between cialis levitra viagra levitra vs cialis cialis and levitra phentermine cheap phentermine buy phentermine ultram 0 59 order phentermine phentermine 37 5mg phentermine no prescription soma buy cialis levitra low online pharmacy price soma viagra drug interaction soma ultram akane soma buy soma drug soma testosterone low testosterone exercise to increase testosterone symptoms of low testosterone ultram ultram pharmacology pharmacokinetics studies metabolism ultram indications dosage storage stability tramadol hcl survey 0 42 ultram ultram cod ultram pain medication req ultram ultram and euphoria ultram real estate agent name badge information medication ultram pay pal order ultram drug smtp ru link ultram canada online order pharmacy ultram ultram pain med not effective fibro physicians desk reference ultram ultram online pharmacy ultram with hydrocodone ultram ultracet side effects ultram price ultram ultram prescription online viagra viagra cialis levitra cialis levitra sales viagra levitra viagra buy levitra online viagra cialis compare levitra viagra levitra and cialis and viagra viagra cyalis levitra compared difference between cialis levitra viagra viagra levitra cialis between difference levitra viagra cialis levitra sale viagra levitra compare viagra viagra medication prescription levitra cialis propecia cialis dysfunction erectile levitra viagra difference viagra levitra cialis comparison of cialis levitra and viagra cialis comparison levitra viagra which is better viagra cialis or levitra cialis viagra levitra levitra vs viagra buy levitra viagra xanax buy cheap levitra xanax xenical buy xanax online buy xanax xanax online zoloft and xanax
by gizzy 2007-07-31 12:25PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up
prednisone prednisone side effects side effects of prednisone prednisone withdrawal 2737 aid amerimedrx com levitra prevacid prevacid nexium prevacid prilosec rabeprazole or aciphex or omeprazole or prilosec or prevacid prilosec prevacid nexium soma buy cialis levitra low online pharmacy price soma viagra drug interaction soma ultram akane soma buy soma drug soma prescription tylenol ultram without tylenol tylenol pm ultram ultram or tylenol without a prescription tylenol 3 tylenol pm ultram ultram pharmacology pharmacokinetics studies metabolism ultram indications dosage storage stability tramadol hcl survey 0 42 ultram ultram cod ultram pain medication req ultram ultram and euphoria ultram real estate agent name badge information medication ultram pay pal order ultram drug smtp ru link ultram canada online order pharmacy ultram ultram pain med not effective fibro physicians desk reference ultram ultram online pharmacy ultram with hydrocodone ultram ultracet side effects ultram price ultram ultram prescription online viagra viagra cialis levitra cialis levitra sales viagra levitra viagra buy levitra online viagra cialis compare levitra viagra levitra and cialis and viagra viagra cyalis levitra compared difference between cialis levitra viagra viagra levitra cialis between difference levitra viagra cialis levitra sale viagra levitra compare viagra viagra medication prescription levitra cialis propecia cialis dysfunction erectile levitra viagra difference viagra levitra cialis comparison of cialis levitra and viagra cialis comparison levitra viagra which is better viagra cialis or levitra cialis viagra levitra levitra vs viagra buy levitra viagra xanax buy cheap levitra xanax xenical buy xanax online buy xanax xanax online zoloft and xanax zocor zocor vs lipitor sildenafil citrate and zocor zocor side effects celebrex celebrex levitra nexium propecia renova valtrex viagra celebrex meridia ultram celebrex side effects cialis cialis levitra prescriptionscom viagra cialis levitra cialis levitra sales viagra cialis levitra cialis compare levitra viagra levitra and cialis and viagra difference between cialis levitra viagra levitra vs cialis cialis and levitra viagra levitra cialis cialis levitra sale viagra viagra medication prescription levitra cialis propecia cialis dysfunction erectile levitra viagra difference viagra levitra cialis comparison of cialis levitra and viagra cialis comparison levitra viagra which is better viagra cialis or levitra cialis viagra levitra viagra levitra cialis pharmacist prescription drug comparison viagra levitra cialis cialis drug drug levitra pharmacist prescription levitra cialis for women effexor effexor xr effexor side effects effexor withdrawal celexa effexor wellbutrin paxil compare levitra levitra guaranteed cheapest online levitra com cialis levitra prescriptionscom viagra cialis levitra cialis levitra sales viagra levitra clinical data levitra viagra buy levitra online viagra cialis levitra buy levitra buy levitra online levitra online levitra softabs discount levitra order levitra levitra danger cialis compare levitra viagra levitra and cialis and viagra viagra cyalis levitra compared levitra link online idleplay net difference between cialis levitra viagra levitra vs cialis cialis and levitra lipitor canadian levitra lipitor mexican online pharmacy pharmacy levitra lipitor online pharmacy pharmacy zoloft phentermine lipitor side effects zocor vs lipitor lipitor vs zocor flonase levitra myonlinemeds biz nexium stimula nexium celebrex levitra nexium propecia renova valtrex viagra nexium prilosec versus new yorker prilosec nexium norvasc norvasc ultram norvasc side effects what does norvasc do3f cialis 26 norvasc pfyzer norvasc plavix advair evista lipitor plavix altace lipitor plavix toprol altace lipitor plavix toprolphp
by gizzy 2007-08-09 05:15AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up
allegra cialis levitra medication prescription propecia allegra allegra d allegra celebrex cheap cialis claritan drug drug drug drug claritin allegra zyrtec allegra claritin zyrtec allegra versace allegra claritin ambien ambien ultram ambien cr generic ambien ambien side effects buy ambien ativan ativan celexa sonata ativan imitrex diflucan ativan can you take ativan with celexa avandia avandia recall avandia side effects avandia discount avandia norvasc cialis viagra levitra cialis viagra levitra cialis pharmacist prescription drug difference viagra levitra cialis cialis viagra levitra cialis and levitra cialis imperial levitra libidus viagra yohimbe cialis dysfunction erectile levitra viagra cialis levitra sale viagra levitra vs cialis comparison viagra levitra cialis cialis comparison levitra difference between cialis levitra viagra cialis levitra viagra levitra vs cialis review cialis generic levitra viagra levitra cialis viagra cialis levitra viagra vs vs cialis levitra vardenafil flomax ativan effexor effexor xr effexor side effects effexor withdrawal celexa effexor wellbutrin paxil compare effexor xr side effects 2737 amerimedrx famvir levitra metrogel wetrack it 2737 amerimedrx famvir levitra wetrack it famvir allegra famvir myonlinemeds biz alesse celebrex famvir patanol wetrack it levitra levitra guaranteed cheapest online levitra com cialis levitra prescriptionscom viagra cialis levitra cialis levitra sales viagra buy levitra online viagra levitra viagra levitra clinical data cialis levitra buy levitra levitra softabs buy levitra online levitra online discount levitra order levitra levitra danger cialis compare levitra viagra viagra medication prescription levitra cialis propecia levitra and cialis and viagra comparison of cialis levitra and viagra levitra cialis viagra comparison cialis comparison levitra viagra lisinopril lisinopril sildenafil 5 lisinopril sildenafil side effects of lisinopril lisinopril side effects flonase levitra myonlinemeds biz nexium stimula nexium celebrex levitra nexium propecia renova valtrex viagra nexium side effects nexium prilosec vs nexium prilosec versus celebrex and nexium problems new yorker prilosec nexium prednisone prednisone side effects side effects of prednisone omeprazole reflux prednisone prednisone dosage prozac prozac interactions with viagra cialis levitra ultram and prozac drug interaction prozac ultram prozac nation prozac side effects ultram survey 042 ultram ultram pharmacology pharmacokinetics studies metabolism ultram indications dosage storage stability tramadol hcl 042 survey ultram ultram ultram a span td tr viagra buy levitra viagra viagra cyalis levitra compared between difference levitra viagra buy viagra levitra alternative lavitra comparison levitra viagra levitra versus viagra viagra levitra levitra vs viagra comparison of levitra and viagra buy levitra viagra online viagra vs levitra health levitra sexual viagra levitra compare viagra cialis levitra link pharmacies com viagra compare viagra and levitra compare levitra viagra levitra viagra comparison wellbutrin wellbutrin side effects wellbutrin xl wellbutrin sr bupropion zyban wellbutrin zoloft levitra low price pharmacy zoloft phentermine viagra levitra lipitor online pharmacy pharmacy zoloft phentermine ultram zoloft zoloft ultram zoloft ultram interaction paxil wiki levitra generic paxil paxil ultram paxil side effects prozac zoloft paxil paxil vs zoloft buspar celexa prozac paxil anafranil zyrtec levitra myonlinemeds biz vaniqa zyrtec myonlinemeds biz ultram ultram zyrtec 2737 aid amerimedrx com ultram zyrtec zyrtec side effects
by gizzy 2007-07-27 06:26AM | 0 recs
Myspace Link

Myspace link is broke, got a period at the end.

by Josh Koenig 2006-04-24 09:39AM | 0 recs
Maybe we should elect younger people

Becuase, to be square, if being old makes you incapable of making the nation's decisions, then you should beat it.

The world is moving too fast these days to allow 60 year old men to make decisions that alter our lives.

by jcjcjc 2006-04-24 10:44AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

FYI... Media companies have received this about an hour ago.

____________

FreedomWorks News Alert  April 24, 2006
Dick Armey, Chairman

-------------------

FREEDOMWORKS TARGETS DANGEROUS NETWORK NEUTRALITY EFFORT
New Coalition for Internet Freedom ironically proposes increased government regulation of the internet.

Washington, D.C. -- In response to today's launch of the "Save the Internet" Coalition, a misguided group of leftist organizations selling network neutrality legislation as a "First Amendment for the Internet," FreedomWorks is refocusing its long-standing campaign to bring about free-market telecommunications reform. The campaign aims to bring truth and clarity to the too-often misunderstood concept of net neutrality.

Net neutrality legislation would grant the federal government broad power to dictate how businesses offer Internet service.  FreedomWorks finds this violation of fundamental property rights alarming.  Additionally, FreedomWorks has grave concerns that, if enacted, net neutrality provisions would significantly deter investment in exciting new technologies that offer a faster, higher-quality Internet experience, thus ultimately hurting the consumer.

To combat the misinformation that groups such as "Save the Internet" have propagated regarding net neutrality, FreedomWorks is taking a multi-pronged approach to prevent net neutrality regulations including: directing its nationwide of army of more than 800,000 volunteer activists to call and email their members of Congress; conducting one-on-one hill staff and member education with FreedomWorks chief economist Wayne Brough and chairman Dick Armey; and placing targeted print and Internet advertisements.

FreedomWorks has a more than 20-year history on free-market technology issues. Most recently, it was active in several states for its "Choose Your Cable" campaign--a grassroots effort to streamline barriers to entry that now exist in the video programming--more commonly known as "cable TV"--market.  

FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey commented:

"Net neutrality allows the government to run all over basic property rights in classic, Kelo fashion while expanding regulation in the telecommunications arena. Having the government tell a cable or phone company how to manage the pipes that offer their clients Internet service would fare no better than having the government tell Wal-Mart how to stock its lawn and garden department.

As Congress takes up the important issue of telecommunications reform, it must avoid the false idea that net neutrality represents Internet freedom.  Nothing could be further from the truth; net neutrality is nothing more than "Internet regulation."

                          -- 30 --

For more information, call Adam Brandon at (202) 942-7698 or visit http://www.freedomworks.org

About FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks recruits, educates, trains, and mobilizes ordinary Americans to fight for less government, lower taxes, and more freedom.  Founded in 1984, FreedomWorks has more than 700,000 members nationwide.    

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~
FreedomWorks...Advancing Freedom through Citizen Action

To stop receiving periodic breaking news from FreedomWorks, or to change your profile, simply click this link:

http://www.csemail.org/press/manage_prof ile.php?id=36434

by jrockoford234 2006-04-24 11:39AM | 0 recs
Common Carriers

This is an example of why we need to talk about common carriers.  As soon as we use that term, we hook into a legislator's existing body of knowledge on the subject.  We shift the ground from:

Having the government tell a cable or phone company how to manage the pipes that offer their clients Internet service would fare no better than having the government tell Wal-Mart how to stock its lawn and garden department.
... to: "Having the government tell Internet carriers that they must treat all their clients neutrally would fare as well as when the government said the same thing to the railroads and then to the phone companies."

At that point, we're no longer in a debate on the merits.  Most of them know that worked quite well.  With them, we win, presumptively, and the burden is on the other side to open up a debate.

by cos 2006-04-24 11:58AM | 0 recs
Common Carriers

When talking to congresscritters, I think it's important to mention the "common carrier model", which I believe started with railroads, then was carried over to telecommunications.  It's a legislative principle that says those who carry the traffic must be neutral, and treat all those who use their network equally - even (especially) if they're one of the users.

It's a well understood principle with a long history, and many legislators understand that this is how we got railroads and then telephones to serve the country and grow the economy.  It's also what has made the Internet succeed.  We need to continue with a good thing: we need Internet traffic carried by neutral "common carriers".

by cos 2006-04-24 11:53AM | 0 recs
Where in the bill is Net Neutrality killed?

(Warning: big honkin' PDF) Here's the bill.

I'm ready to jump on board, but I'd still like to know first just what words in this bill will do away with net neutrality if they become law.

Surely someone can explain that.  Right?

by RT 2006-04-24 11:58AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

RT, there is no neutrality mandate right now.

Congress can't take away "net neutrality". It is a concept, not a law, and was never granted by Congress in the first place. It is not theirs to give or take.

Neutrality advocates are asking for new laws which dictate how private bits cross private wires. Think of it this way: you should expect the FCC to handle "neutrality" with all the nuance and expertise they have applied to "decency".

by ORinSF 2006-04-24 07:50PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

I think Internet providers were covered under the Telecom law until sometime last year, so there was some requirement for neutrality, until the FCC dumped it.  Is that not true?

by cos 2006-04-24 08:04PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

Yes, that's right.  OrinSF is incorrect.

by Matt Stoller 2006-04-24 09:13PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

No, that's not right.  OrinSF is correct.  Please cite the relevent law before you just assume.  Net Neutrality is a concept, not a law.

by curiousstranger 2006-04-28 05:24PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

Neither.  It was "law" only for the telcos, but it was FCC policy until recently for the rest, I'm pretty sure.

by cos 2006-05-02 12:21PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

Nope.  It only applies to common carriers.  The FCC issued a "statement of principle" in 2005 supporting the concept, immediately after ruling that it was alright for common carrier DSL providers to close their networks to competitors.  A C.Y.A. move as far as I can see.  The statement of principle has no rule of law behind and is not a policy that can be enforced by the FCC.

by curiousstranger 2006-05-03 05:12PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

To clarify, neutrality rules apply to common carriers.  Cable companies have never been common carriers, and this was reaffirmed last year by the Supreme Court (http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/04 -277.ZS.html).  Additionally, ISP's who are not common carriers, such as AOL, Earthlink, Speakeasy, etc do not have to abide by these rules.

by curiousstranger 2006-04-28 05:52PM | 0 recs
YYY111
美女偷拍
黄色电影
免费黄色电 影
在线激情
激情视频
激情聊天
美女
走光
成人
黄色
色情
美女写真
翘臀
诱惑三点
写真
泳装
巨乳
性感写真
清纯玉女
激情写真
人体摄影
成人电影
成人电影免 费下载
激情小电影
村妓
欧美电影
日韩电影
色即是空
性教育电影
激情电影
美女写真
性感写真
清纯玉女
激情写真
人体艺术
免费电影下 载
下载免费电 影
电影免费
激情电影免 费
免费激情电 影
免费激情电 影下载
在线激情电 影
激情电影下 载
免费成人电 影
色情电影
情色电影
三级片
免费三级片
香港三级片
大陆三级片
林心如三级 片
电影下载
在线电影
电影网
电影网站
看电影免费
电影在线
性爱电影
免费色情电 影
十八电影
18电影
av电影
偷拍
美女自拍
美女偷拍
清纯玉女
激情写真
成人小说
色情小说
黄色小说
情色小说
情色图片
色情图片
黄色图片
成人图片
激情图片
色情论坛
成人论坛
黄色论坛
情色论坛
情色电影
免费情色电 影
成人小说下 载
赤裸天使
酥胸
名模
久久电影资 讯频道
色情电影
黄色电影
激情电影
成人电影
性爱电影
免费色情电 影
免费黄色电 影
免费激情电 影
免费成人电 影
免费性爱电 影
三级片
A片
免费A片
色情网站
成人网站
黄色网站
免费色情网 站
免费成人网 站
免费黄色网 站
色情论坛
成人论坛
黄色论坛
色情小说
黄色小说
成人小说
激情小说
情色小说
言情小说
色情图片
成人图片
黄色图片
激情图片
激情视频
成人视频
色情视频
黄色视频
美女视频
美女自拍
小电影
色情小电影
黄色小电影
成人小电影
激情小电影
锐虎娱乐
美女图片
久久精彩电 影资讯
小孩子手机 铃声下载专 家
成人图片
成人论坛
成人小说
成人网站
色情图片
免费三级片
性爱电影
色情小说
免费成人电 影
免费激情电 影
色情论坛
黄色论坛
黄色电影
免费成人电 影
激情小电影
免费的电影
色情电影
黄色小说
黄色网站
免费色情电 影
激情美女视 频
色情网站
by yyy777 2006-09-07 05:36PM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

modeles tatouages - telecharger icones - partitions musique - telecharger musique

by posco 2006-11-22 09:37AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

partitions musique - modeles tatouage - telecharger mp3

by posco 2006-12-02 08:48AM | 0 recs
Re: The Internet Freedom Fight: A Round-Up

DORMER
Metal Cutting
丝锥
钻头
铣刀
白钢刀
铰刀
螺纹铣刀
板牙
by siteshow 2007-09-27 08:03PM | 0 recs

Diaries

Advertise Blogads