A few weeks after Aereo started offering its service in New York last year, big entertainment companies like Fox and ABC sued on copyright infringement allegations. Letting the Aereo ruling stand will be a key step toward giving people the content they want on the device of their choice.
Internet freedom can nurture economic development as well as the development of democracy by encouraging political awareness. A vibrant, un-shackled Internet provides economic and political empowerment and opportunities.
The US needs to be the model for online freedom not just for countries that want to restrict it, per se, but also seek to and impose new restrictions for many seemingly noble reasons to combat social ills.