Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
The net neutrality fight has many parallels to anti-Communications Decency Act battle that raged beginning in 1995. Online activists were emboldened by free-speech issues and teamed with established companies to fight the legislation. The activists lost the fight in Congress and with President Clinton who signed the bill, but generated enough momentum and support that they rallied considerable resources to their side to win in the Supreme Court, which struck down the law.
Got sites like Yahoo! to go black for a day (Black Thursday) Organized online petitions that got more than 100,000 signatures Drove direct constituent communications to members of Congress
If we can learn from recent history, the CDA battle taught us that the Web can quickly bring people together to marshal forces for a common cause, but that if the driving issue goes away, so do many of the participants. You need a pressing, immediate battle to really rally the troops. . . .
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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