Friday, May 19, 2006

Moby Puts Politicians On Hot Seat About Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON D.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Musicians have benefitted more than most from the wide open lanes of the Web’s Information Superhighway.

Now a coalition of performers, led by R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and electro-pop star Moby, want to make sure corporations don’t “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 people’s 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 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: “Don’t be surprised if your constituents vote against you this Novemeber.”

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