Rocking for net neutrality

Posted on Tuesday, May 23 2006 @ 13:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Many musicians including Moby, Nine Inch Nails and the Indigo Girls are showing support for a law that would ensure Internet traffic remains equal for small and large corporations and media.
Telecommunications companies have been pushing for tiered access, which would allow providers to charge premium rates for premium access.

Moby joined U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to rally for Internet neutrality on Capitol Hill Thursday.

"Internet freedom is under attack," Moby said, adding that he was appearing as one of over 700,000 people who signed a petition in favor of Markey's amendment to the Communications Opportunity, Promotions and Enhancement Act of 2006 (COPE), which would regulate neutrality on the Internet. He also officially announced a new coalition of Artists and Musicians for Internet Freedom. The coalition includes members of Nine Inch Nails the Indigo Girls and Wilco.
More details over at InformationWeek.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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