Thursday, January 11, 2007

Internet Neutrality

"Network neutrality is best defined as a network design principle. The idea is that a maximally useful public information network aspires to treat all content, sites, and platforms equally. This allows the network to carry every form of information and support every kind of application. The principle suggests that information networks are often more valuable when they are less specialized – when they are a platform for multiple uses, present and future."

Tim Wu

Internet Neutrality
is a steadily brewing issue that has broad ramifications for any of the many millions online on any kind of consistent basis. This video will outline the ongoing struggle being waged for continued easy and democratic access to the internet.

Internet Service providers with deep pockets and insistent intentions are pushing for legislation to change the current structure of the internet, where they can channel the direction of information flow in various ways to profiteer. Ultimately it is counterproductive to economic growth so profiteer is the only term that applies.

Now the phone and cable lobby are spending literally tens of millions of dollars trying to buy and, likely have bought, Washington, D.C. They are working together, and they’re opposed to any national policy that would ensure the internet remain an open space. And if we don't have it, if we don't have it, we're going to see slowly over time fundamental changes occur in our digital media culture. Everyone recognizes -- and this is why this is all going on -- is that our media system is changing

Watch the video and get involved, its something that stands to effect us all.

For more information go to the website Save The

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