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How Reform Can Save the Internet: Two Must Watch Videos

06/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Timothy Karr Senior Director of Strategy, Free Press and Free Press Action Fund

Two recent videos make a clear cut case for media reform in the digital age, and should be fixtures on the virtual shelf of anyone interested in the issue.

They cut through the misinformation, astroturf and name-calling being churned out by the phone and cable lobby, explain how we got here, and what we need to do next.

If you're still on the fence about Net Neutrality, watch them.

The first, an April 12 presentation by Harvard Law Professor Larry Lessig, walks us through the history of America's broadband downfall, laying blame at the feet of Bush-era FCC commissioners, who closed rank with companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to make a series of decisions that undermined users' control of our Internet experience.

The second, an interview that aired Friday between FCC Commissioner Michael Copps and PBS host Bill Moyers, looks to the future of American media and the vital role the "netroots" must play to take back the Internet and keep communications open and small "d" democratic.

Let me know what you think: