Access & Control Rights

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Net neutrality backers weigh tactic to demonstrate slowing of internet to congressional staffers and targetted media

Proponents of so-called "network neutrality" have hatched a new tactic to make their point. They are asking supporters to fix it so that when anyone from the, or domains seek to access a website, they will be forced to endure a 15-second delay and a message linking to background on the network neutrality debate.

Center for Digital Democracy director lays out arguments in favor of "network neutrality" in Nation article

UPDATE -- Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, has written an article in The Nation magazine which summarizes the arguments of so-called "network neutrality" supporters.

FBI shutdown of Indymedia threatens free speech

In a Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) Action Alert, two servers for the independent media network Indymedia were seized in London without explanation. The article asserts, "action that intimidates or silences media around the world under a shroud of secrecy is an extraordinary and grave threat to free speech."
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