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12 DECEMBER 2014

Net Neutrality: A Free and Open Internet

"More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here's a big reason we've seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That's a principle known as 'net neutrality' — and it says that an entrepreneur's fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student's blog shouldn't be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money."

(Barack Obama, 10 November 2014, The White House)

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2014Barack Obama • established corporations • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) • fledgling company • growth and innovation • Internet • Internet provider • internet service providerInternet trafficnet neutralityNorth America • President Obama • United States of America • unlocked possibilities • White House

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Simon Perkins
16 JULY 2009

Electronic Frontier Foundation: defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights

"From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 – well before the Internet was on most people's radar – and continues to confront cutting–edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 50,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public. Sometimes just defending technologies isn't enough, so EFF also supports the development of freedom–enhancing inventions."
(Electronic Frontier Foundation)

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Simon Perkins
22 DECEMBER 2008

Who's afraid of the net?

"IT'S AN idea that just won''t die: if the [Australian] government makes your internet provider run special software, all the bad things (and people) of cyberspace won''t bother you. This is the view being touted by the new [Australian] Minister for Information Technology, Senator Stephen Conroy, who is proposing that internet service providers should be required to filter Australians' internet connections against a list maintained by the Australian Communications and Media Authority."

(John Chen, The Age, 3 January 2008)

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AustraliacensorshipchildrencyberspaceethicsfilterInternetISP • Mandatory ISP Level Filtering • net neutralitynetwork neutralityonlineprivacyprotection • Stephen Conroy • technology

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Simon Perkins
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