Internet Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
This Wednesday, July 12th thousands of websites plan a massive online protest to save Net Neutrality, including Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, Mozilla, Etsy, Kickstarter, and Vimeo. CLBR will be live to discuss this historic Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality and what it means.
Our guest will be Joshua Stager (Tw: joshuastager) policy counsel and government affairs lead at the New American Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. Prior to joining New America, Stager was Sen. Al Franken’s law fellow on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he focused on telecommunications, antitrust, commercial privacy, and surveillance policy. He was previously a legislative aide in the House of Representatives and an assistant editor at Congressional Quarterly.
CLBR and the Internet Law Center are proud to join more than 50,000 people, sites, and organizations that have signed on to the effort overall to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation.
See the announcement for the day of action here: https://battleforthenet.com/july12
See our Huffington Post column – It’s Time to Speak Up to Save Your Internet.
The effort is led by many of the grassroots groups behind the largest online protests in history including the SOPA blackout and the Internet Slowdown.
“If we lose net neutrality, the Internet will never be the same,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, one of the leading groups behind the protest, “No one wants their cable company to have control over what they can see and do online. Internet users know that their freedom is worth fighting for, and on July 12, we’ll fight to win.”
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