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Internet Law Resource Center™

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Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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The Commons As a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift | Investigating ...

The Commons As a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift | Investigating ... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

[2] She believes that: “we live in a web of social relations infused with norms and values; we are intrinsically co-operative and as a result collective action is possible and may lead to sustainable and equitable governance practices.

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This explores what a commons is and how it can be best developed.

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Pew study: biggest threats to internet in next 20 years are ...

Pew study: biggest threats to internet in next 20 years are ... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Speaking of control, several experts also noted that more corporate control over the Internet could also choke off the free flow of information. ...
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Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet - Salon

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet - Salon | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Salon Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet Salon So far, 2014 has been nothing but grim for the principle known as “net neutrality” — the idea that the suppliers of Internet bandwidth should not give preferential access (so-called fast...
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Internet Censorship Explodes - Google Receives 250,000 "Removal" Requests | Zero Hedge

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past" - From George Orwell’s 1984.
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NSA data sweep intercepted conversations of ordinary internet users

NSA data sweep intercepted conversations of ordinary internet users | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary internet users, both Americans and non-Americans,...
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Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas

Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The industrial fleet that now drags the high seas for fish has a combined engine power 10 times stronger than it did in 1950. Its nets are so huge that they're sometimes big enough to hold 12 jumbo jets. And it is largely thanks to this all-out assault on high-seas fishing stocks that two-thirds of those stocks (paywall) are at the brink...
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The Plan To Take Our Democracy Back

The Plan To Take Our Democracy Back | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Here is the plan to take our Democracy Back by 2016 - but it needs your action NOW.
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The MaydayPAC is an independent political action committee (“superPAC”) that aims to elect a Congress committed to fundamental reform in the way political campaigns are funded by 2016. The PAC will operate in both the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. In 2014, it will pilot the idea of a superPAC pressing for fundamental reform, by running independent campaigns in 5 districts across the country. If successful, the PAC will organize a much larger intervention in 2016, with the objective of electing a majority of Congress that has either cosponsored, or pledged to support, fundamental reform of the way elections are funded.

This document is meant for those who are considering investing in this PAC. The only possible return from our success is a representative democracy that is more representative. For some of our potential investors, that would mean a democracy less representative of them. But we believe that for at least some of these potential investors, that personal sacrifice is consistent with their own conception of the public good. For them, the sacrifice is nothing as compared with a fireman or soldier. But for all of us, it would be an enormous contribution to our democracy.

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Campaigns for the United States Congress are privately funded in America. Eighty- five percent of that funding comes from large contributions. Candidates and political parties target the especially large contributors in their fundraising efforts. But the number of such contributors is tiny: No more than .05% of the American population gives even the maximum amount to one candidate for Congress. The number giving $10,000 or more is less than .01%.

This concentration gives the funders of political campaigns enormous power, either directly (as direct contributors) or indirectly (through the funding secured by lobbyists and other intermediaries). As Members of Congress become dependent upon these funders — spending anywhere between 30% and 70% of their time raising money — the influence of these funders grows

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7 Things You Should Know About Tor

7 Things You Should Know About Tor | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Updated: July 1st at 6:30PM to add information about traffic correlation attacks. We posted last week about the Tor Challenge and why everyone should use Tor. Since we started our Tor Challenge two weeks ago we have signed up over 1000 new Tor relays. But it appears that there are still some popular misconceptions about Tor. We would like to take this opportunity to dispel some of these common myths and misconceptions.
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This is some info on Tor and how it helps with privacy issues.

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GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability

GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN"s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism...
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US Supreme Court ruling requires police to obtain warrants to search your cell phone

US Supreme Court ruling requires police to obtain warrants to search your cell phone | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
A new ruling (PDF) from the US Supreme Court has made it more difficult for police officers to search your cell phone if you get stopped. Law enforcement will, in general, need to get a warrant.
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Brooks cleared in hacking case

Brooks cleared in hacking case | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Rebekah Brooks looked stunned after being acquitted in a high-profile case that shook Britain’s political elite.
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Uber-left Free Press' 'Net Neutrality' isn't what most supporters think it is - Human Events

s toHuman Events Uber-left Free Press' 'Net Neutrality' isn't what most supporters think it is Human Events And they use “Net Neutrality” one way publicly to engender support for the already heinous policy – but their ultimate intent with it is…

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Read this article if you like then read this article: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/12/online-magna-carta/

 This second link discusses what the inventor of the WEB thinks about net neutrality... Do you think he might know more than the scooped article’s writer does about what Neutrality is in terms of Internet Neutrality? He basically invented the WEB to make neutrality happen.   He didn’t patent it or seek personal control in order that each user would basically own and control personal communication and interconnections. The purpose of the ISP is simply to run connections well enough to make that happen and not to dictate or pre-arrange whom gets access to whom and what unless perhaps it involves illegal activity. Follow Time Berners-Lee if you want to understand what all this is about. He isn’t Uber –left or socialist but he IS HIGHLY SUPPORTIVE of creativity, innovation and democracy.

 

I decided to scoop this "Uber”-right wing post and it's effort to promote the idea that citizens should get behind yet another idea that undermines their own voice and power and allow the internet to be taken over by corporate control and greed. I know the person behind this article is a media genius. Well, maybe if you know anything about the Internet and the WEB. You will notice that the person is better qualified as a used run down car salesman and targeting fools that take his word for something. Check and see if that person holds a Doctorate degree and a lifetime of Media watching and studying as the main person he attacks in this article does.

 

Do not let the scare language in this article fool you. Socialism can be bad…. the amount of socialism we have had in America for decades in the last century made us one of the most educated countries and well protected countries in the world. Yes, your education and your local and national defense are collectively paid for with taxes and publicly held not privately owned. Some people think more things should be held in common and others think more should be privately held. That doesn't mean that what the "Uber-left" has to say about net neutrality is wrong. I came originally look at net neutrality from the somewhat center right and listened to what the Uber-left had to say. I took it with a grain of salt so to speak and later watched as events unfolded. What wins me more and more to support net neutrality during the last 7 years to go over to McChesney's (and others that are mainly not socialist) side is not that they are left. …but what the ISPs attempt to do, what the cable companies attempt to do to my interest  and what a man brought to town from Hollywood had to say about how our internet would soon be like our cable and cell phone services and there wasn't anything we could do about it…Freepress said yes there is and we will and I said I'm with you on that. The corporate side has proven the “Uber” left true and correct  by trying to undermine my power to communicate and choose how I use a service I pay. It was their behavior that sent me firmly to the side of the Freepress.net….Freepress.net just got me to start paying attention.  

 

Now, increasingly the fight for the net gains even more interest from citizens with the rise of other serious awareness groups usually involving computer geeks inside the tech industry.  So with all this greater awareness what do the corporate ISP groups that wish to control the net have to do? They must scare the many, still uninformed people into supporting the political sale off and control of the Internet to ISPs and big media and corporate content companies…Many ISPs are buying these content companies like Comcast buying Universal. Read more on all this…it is too much to cover in this insight. But don’t blindly buy into the socialist scare thing…Socialism is beside the point… that is, unless you are dead set to paying the “owner “ of every single road you drive down for the rest of your life as privatization on steroids continues.  Free press doesn’t particularly care if ISPs are private or public…. They just want citizens to use the Net for democracy and every user decide what links each wish to click and how and who they wish to communicate to. We already pay to have that choice and we should not pay to have it interrupted and limited…now if these ISPs are willing to offer totally free internet or pay us to have us listen their preselected sponsored communications that might be a different story. You know sort of like those 

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The father of net neutrality wants to fix New York politics

The father of net neutrality wants to fix New York politics | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The man who coined the term "network neutrality" is running for lieutenant governor of New York. We interviewed him about his campaign and the future of the internet.
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He sounds like he might be good. He is not the father of net neutrality….Tim Berners-Lee designed the WEB to be that kind of open access connections…Wu named it. I'm glad he still sees the value of maintaining it's original openness. I hope Wu will support Tim Berners-Lee's Internet Bill of Rights he recommends and help make that a global standard.

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What on Earth Is Going On at the FCC? A Guide to the Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

What on Earth Is Going On at the FCC? A Guide to the Proposed Net Neutrality Rules | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The main battlefield for the net neutrality fight right now is at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a “rulemaking” underway this summer, which asks for public comment about a new set of proposed rules that the FCC claims will protect the open Internet.
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Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to ...

Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to ... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Speaking of control, several experts also noted that more corporate control over the Internet could also choke off the free flow of information. Many expressed support for network neutrality — the idea that all content on the ...
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Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor - Ars Technica

Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor - Ars Technica | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Ars Technica Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor Ars Technica University of Washington Oceanography Professor John Delaney first proposed the idea for NEPTUNE in the mid-1990s, sensing the Internet's...
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Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m

Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Commuters into London from Brighton, Kent and Portsmouth as well as services into Manchester and Leeds likely to benefit (Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m http://t.co/zEiZ93b4JQ)...
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Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet

Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data inside the country in an apparent move to pressure sites such as Facebook and Twitter into handing over user information.
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The World Wide Web Foundation and over 100 organisations unite to sign statement of concern on secret mass surveillance

The World Wide Web Foundation and over 100 organisations unite to sign statement of concern on secret mass surveillance | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Over 100 Civil Society Organisations from across the world, together with individual leaders and thinkers including Aruna Roy and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, have expr
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The groups are calling on Open Government Partnership (OGP) member governments to include specific commitments in their OGP Action Plans to overhaul privacy laws, protect whistleblowers, and increase transparency on surveillance mechanisms as well as the export of surveillance technology.

The statement has been co-ordinated by the World Wide Web Foundation and Access Info Europe, and has been has been sent to the Steering Committee of the OGP. Signatories include Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Aruna Roy, Oxfam International, the Global Network Initiative and Privacy International.

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Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom

Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently signed a letter attacking net neutrality. Having taken thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the telecom industry, these members are doing the bidding of big phone and cable companies at the expense of our free and open Internet. We need to hold these representatives accountable, and make sure the FCC and other members of Congress know they don’t speak for Black people on this issue.

Join us in calling out the Black members of Congress doing big telecom’s dirty work and demanding they protect the open Internet.
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Let these people know we will not let them sell us out! They don't speak for any color of people on this issue. Black, blue, white, red ,yellow, rainbow or polka dot. You don't have to be black to sign off on this or to even join the color of change…The color of change is in multi-colored.

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Cable Companies Want To Sell You The Internet, One Website At A Time - Forbes

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Cable Companies Want To Sell You The Internet, One Website At A Time
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The cable TV companies that control most of America's access to the Internet want to change your online experience – for the worse.
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They will be pricing your choice and voice out of our democracy and charging you to do it. Stand up for the internet! Go the EFF or Freepress.net. for insight as to how to get involved and fight back!

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EFF and 31 Other Organizations Call for Privacy Assessment of FBI's Biometric Database

EFF and 31 Other Organizations Call for Privacy Assessment of FBI's Biometric Database | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

PricThe FBI plans to roll out the face recognition component of its massive Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometrics database this summer—but the Bureau has six years of catching up to do in explaining to Americans exactly how it plans to collect, use and protect this data.

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Privacy Matters!

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Forget.me wants to make it easier to exercise your ‘right to be forgotten’ on Google

Forget.me wants to make it easier to exercise your ‘right to be forgotten’ on Google | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
In the wake of the landmark EU ruling last month stipulating that individuals should have the right to be forgotten by removing outdated information about themselves from search engine results, Google was soon inundated with takedown requests.
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Do you think you should be able to be forgotten on Google?

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What if the FCC is the wrong agency to handle net neutrality?

What if the FCC is the wrong agency to handle net neutrality? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Some are suggesting that it ISPs should be regulated under antitrust law and the Federal Trade Commission.
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 Robert McDowell is one of the reasons the courts can't give the FCC more control right to fix problems with the Internet right now. Michael Powell is another FCC chairman that first put the Internet most at risk. Wheeler the new FCC chairman is nothing but an industry insider and plant to rig the rules if he can in favor of the industry and not the citizen and paying customer. Powell and McDowell and failure of leadership by conflict of interest FCC chairman and some FCC regulators are the reasons the FCC has it's hands tied.


We need to get those revolving doors closed and limit the donations an industry can make. If a corporation is a person it makes good sense to limit each corporations donations to that of a single person. Right now these industry are allowed to override the average citizens donation to point that they are literally the political life blood of many major officials and sort of a vampire relationship exist for the officials that are willing to make a deal with the devil so to speak. The FCC past revolving doors between regulators and the industries they regulate are a key proof of this type of corruption.


Go to Mayday.US at https://mayday.us  to see how we can change this in the near future. Then push to restrict donations from corporations or special interest groups to a set single person amount and make sure no tricky loop holes are left. Loopholes like paying employees extra money as long as he will put the money on the right candidate the corporation wants.


Our elections have turned into auctions to the highest bidder in to many cases.


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McDowell. "The courts gave it a very small needle, and it's trying to put a big fat regulatory rope through that eye. I think they'll fail again in court unless they're very, very careful."  


But net neutrality advocate Tim Wu testified in the hearing that looking at Internet policy solely through the lens of antitrust law would ignore the non-economic harms that Internet providers could wreak on the Internet, such as suppressing speech and limiting diversity. "What I'm suggesting is that net neutrality has supported and upheld this network as a platform for speech and innovation and noneconomic values," Wu told the committee, "none of which is captured by antitrust scrutiny."  

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This year we may decide if we will be a Corpocracy, run by corporations or a Democracy of the people. Decide which side you are on and respect those that died for you to have the freedom of a democracy by standing up for it with at least a phone call, email, small donations, letters or even participating in some kind of peaceful protest even if it is just a sticker on your car to raise awareness.


 Robert McDowell is one of the reasons the courts can't give the FCC more control right to fix problems with the Internet right now. Michael Powell is another FCC chairman that first put the Internet most at risk. Wheeler the new FCC chairman is nothing but an industry insider and plant to rig the rules if he can in favor of the industry and not the citizen and paying customer. Powell and McDowell and failure of leadership by conflict of interest FCC chairman and some FCC regulators are the reasons the FCC has it's hands tied.


We need to get those revolving doors closed and limit the donations an industry can make. If a corporation is a person it makes good sense to limit each corporations donations to that of a single person. Right now these industry are allowed to override the average citizens donation to point that they are literally the political life blood of many major officials and sort of a vampire relationship exist for the officials that are willing to make a deal with the devil so to speak. The FCC past revolving doors between regulators and the industries they regulate are a key proof of this type of corruption.


Go to Mayday.US at https://mayday.us  to see how we can change this in the near future. Then push to restrict donations from corporations or special interest groups to a set single person amount and make sure no tricky loop holes are left. Loopholes like paying employees extra money as long as he will put the money on the right candidate the corporation wants.


Our elections have turned into auctions to the highest bidder in to many cases.


 Tim Wu knows what he is talking about:

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McDowell. "The courts gave it a very small needle, and it's trying to put a big fat regulatory rope through that eye. I think they'll fail again in court unless they're very, very careful."  


But net neutrality advocate Tim Wu testified in the hearing that looking at Internet policy solely through the lens of antitrust law would ignore the non-economic harms that Internet providers could wreak on the Internet, such as suppressing speech and limiting diversity. "What I'm suggesting is that net neutrality has supported and upheld this network as a platform for speech and innovation and noneconomic values," Wu told the committee, "none of which is captured by antitrust scrutiny."  

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Providers outspend tech giants in net neutrality fight

Providers outspend tech giants in net neutrality fight | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Ps with letters and calls as well as the FCCThe Federal Communications Commission is in the early stages of listening to public input on a proposed rule change that would no longer force Internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally.

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Wonder who they are overcharging enough to have that kind of spare change to spend on a fight like this instead of upgrading our service or tempting us with much better rates like you can find in other countries?


Call not only the FCC, but your representatives too. They do listen if enough of us speak up…Demand that more international ISP options are allowed and demand an end to this ever-growing monopoly as well. Consider the possibility of making the internet a public utility on a local, state or  national level. Has any one flown with an American airline lately and not gone first class? You feel like you have paid to board a slave ship or for a 2 to 20 hour root canal with no numbing meds and are treated pretty much that way too.


International airlines treat you like a paying customer they wish to keep, not some trash they can bully because they bought out all their competition and you have no choice. Now our ISPs wish to have the same privilege to treat us as junk on our dime and charge us even more for it… Share the fight for the internet news while the comment time is open and continue to increase awareness till it is common knowledge.

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