Now a coalition of performers, led by R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and electro-pop star Moby, want to make sure corporations dont erect tollbooths and choke off access to the Internet.
Moby says corporate lobbyists are in Washington right now trying to convince Congress to let companies like Verizon and AT&T decide which websites open easily on peoples computers based on who pays them the most.
Moby feels this violates the concept of Net Neutrality, which some call the First Amendment of the Internet.
The Save The Internet.com coalition includes a growing number of musicians and artists, along with grass roots organizations like Gun Owners Of America, The Free Press, Move On, and even the Christian Coalition.
In addition, some of the musicians who are joining the cause include Q-Tip, Trent Reznor and Indigo Girls.
To politicians who sell out Internet freedoms, Moby adds: Dont be surprised if your constituents vote against you this Novemeber.
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