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Purists and Zealots for Internet Freedom

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The whole point of the Internet is that customers choose what they want to do online, and companies, which offer services and features, have the opportunity to supply them. It is not a cable system; it is the "sacred Internet."

FCC Launches APIs and Development Engagement Platform

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The Federal Communications Commission is adopting the notion of making government as platform as it reboots FCC.gov for the 21st Century.

FCC Doesn't Need No Stinking Rules

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

The deejays in the case of Jennifer Strange clearly knew they were promoting a dangerous stunt -- they just did not bother to tell the contestants of the danger.

Net Neutrality: A Crucial Issue With a Lame Name

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tina Dupuy

We to ensure that the Internet can be open and indifferent to all content. Congress didn't just sit on their hands and hope that just because no one had yet developed Yellowstone it wasn't at risk of such a fate.

Net Neutrality's New Enemy: The Mythical Mushy Middle

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

You're either for net neutrality, or you're against it. The problem with the middle ground is that it doesn't exist; the search is futile. But that doesn't mean you can't go on searching for it forever.

Net Neutrality Stuff Still Being Worked on Is a Good Thing!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, Net Neutrality is mostly about a level playing field on the Net, where everyone has a chance to get their stuff out there regardless of privilege...

Hypocrisy in the Name of the "Public Interest"

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

Additional Internet regulations will have a profoundly negative impact on communities of color, whose citizens are among those that would benefit most from access to the Internet.

Why Al Franken Was Right About Net Neutrality

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Last week Senator Al Franken made an important speech, calling Internet neutrality "the First Amendment issue of our time." If I had heard that claim...

Friday Talking Points [136] -- Girding For Battle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The battle looms. It is, in fact, right over a hill right in front of us. So, are Democrats girding their loins for the fight, and roaring their def...

Government APPEALS Decision Striking Down FCC Swearing Policy

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fi...

Google And Verizon

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now more than six months since the book settlement's final fairness hearing, New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann suggested that the compan...

What Congressional Dems Have To Fear If The FCC Bungles Net Neutrality.

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Harold Feld

To be a hero, Genachowski needs to reject the forthcoming "industry consensus" from ITI as wholly inadequate and announce he will call for a vote on his "Third Way" Proposal in September as the only way to protect consumers.

Sen. Al Franken: We Have a Free Speech Problem

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Al Franken warned a packed house in Minneapolis that the corporate takeover of our media, and the government's failure to stop it, is one of the most important issues of our time.

Verizon-Google: There's a Hard Rain Coming

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Alan Grayson

It's time for all of us to step up. We need for the law to protect the internet: no discrimination in pricing or in service

Google, Verizon, and You

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

There was a time not long ago when it was easy to believe that Google was a different kind of company -- one that considered the public good as well as the bottom line in making decisions. My, how a week changes things.

Google Wants A Free Pass On Search Discrimination

The Next Web | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Over the past couple of weeks you've certainly heard about the Google and Verizon proposal for Net Neutrality. So much has been written about it, in ...

The Clock Is Running Out on Net Neutrality

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

It's pathetic but hardly surprising that Congress is punting on the net neutrality issue. The big media companies are second only to big pharma in campaign largess. So their elected minions sit idly on the sidelines.

FCC Votes To Reconsider Broadband Regulations

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections – wading into a bitter policy disp...

Net Neutrality -- Protecting Your Voice, and Mine

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kevin Powell

And as an African American, I am particularly disturbed and saddened by the numerous civil rights organizations and Black political leaders who are in opposition to Net Neutrality.

Stop an Internet Hijacking

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Google and Verizon are businesses trying to make a buck -- I guess that's their job. But now it's time for members of Congress to stand with me and tell the FCC to do its job.

FCC Set To Reconsider Broadband Rules Thursday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections. It's a bitter policy dispute that could...

On Cat Videos and Human Rights

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Throughout its history, the U.S has positioned itself as a beacon of democracy, free speech and freedom of expression. It is essential that we lead in the preservation of human rights online.

Hey Google, That's Bullsh*t

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sam Seder

There's nothing more depressing than when a trusted friend breaks a promise. Particularly, when that friend is so massive that they have the ability to un-democratize the internet almost single-handedly.

Google's Evil Plan

Joe Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Torres

While the news media have been obsessed by the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, one story they have missed is how corporate campaign contributions have united the parties to work against an open Internet.

Google-Verizon Pact: It Gets Worse

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Cut through the platitudes the two companies (Googizon, anyone?) offered on today's press call, and you'll find this deal is even worse than advertised.