Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rock The Net for Network Neutrality

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Interview with Jenny Toomey about the Rock The Net campaign in support of Network Neutrality and how it concerns independant music.
Interview broadcast live on Free Radio Santa Cruz on tuesday April 17, 2007 101fm a proud supporter of Rock The Net and Net Neutrality

Jello Biafra supports NN
Primus - Mama Didn't Raise No Fool
Interview with Jenny Toomey
Ted Leo and the Pharmisists - I Never Gave Up
The Locust - Slum Service (Served on the Sly)
Save The Internet Video (audio)
Henery Rollins - supports NN - Do It

Network neutrality -- or Net Neutrality -- is the principle that preserves a free and open Internet. Net neutrality ensures that all users can access the content, or run the applications and devices of their choice.

Rock the Net is a nationwide coalition of musicians and labels that support net neutrality. We come together at this critical time to demonstrate to Congress and the FCC the music community's broad support for this principle. As musicians and entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of treating all websites equally -- from the busiest online music store to the smallest blog. We urge Congress to support network neutrality.

Founding artists include R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Sarah McLachlan, the Kronos Quartet Boots Riley of the Coup, The Locust . Del The Funky Homosapien, Calexico, and The Postal Service Ted Leo • Boots Riley, Death Cab for Cutie, OK Go • Bob Mould
Calexico • Kathleen Hanna, The Donnas • Jerry Harrison • Ted Leo
John Doe • Les Claypool and the list is growing daily as of today 361 bands 105 labels have joined the campaign 115 shows are part of Rock the Net 750 people have signed the petition.

Future of Music Coalition advocates:
1# Provide equal access to all web sites and online services. ISPs should not use their "pipes" to give preferential treatment to those that are willing to pay for it. Likewise, one type of content should not arrive faster than another. An email with a text attachment should not be prioritized over one with an MP3 attachment.

2# Encourage creative, technological and economic innovation. Unequal access to the web could stunt this growth and hurt business competition. Competition -- not choices by the big ISPs -- should determine what succeeds or fails on the Internet.

3# Foster democratic participation for all citizens: an individual should be able to reach any web site regardless of its origin. An ISP should not block your access to a competitor's web site or block access to certain sites for political reasons.

Rock The Net

Save The Internet

Save The Internet UTube Video PSA

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