The top [online video creators] have built careers by posting videos on Google Inc’s YouTube and other platforms. While many aren’t mainstream celebrities, they reach millions of fans daily.

As of Wednesday, dozens of online personalities had joined the effort on www.videocreatorsfornetneutrality.org. Those creators represent more than 10,000 videos that have been viewed 5.2 billion times, according to the website.

"This is a huge community, and they will be massively impacted by this," said Michael Weinberg, a vice president at consumer group Public Knowledge, one of the organizers behind the petition.

What can I do to protect net neutrality?

Send a Quick Comment to the FCC
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We need Congress to speak out about this now.
 

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Get tips on how to craft a letter to the editor of your local paper about Net Neutrality. Policymakers and their staff read these letters to get a sense of what their constituents care about. These letters also sway editorial boards and journalists and help raise awareness in the community.

 

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Additional information and sources:

http://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality

http://www.freepress.net/blog/2014/05/16/net-neutrality-so-now-what

http://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/resources/net_neutrality_primer_05_2014.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality

https://www.aclu.org/net-neutrality

http://www.fcc.gov/openinternet

https://www.eff.org/issues/net-neutrality

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304049704579320500441593462

I am actually surprised i haven’t seen more on net neutrality here on tumblr. 

It’s a big deal and everyone should go inform yourselves on what is going on. Here is a link for CGP Grey’s Explanation video about Net Neutrality [x].

CollegeHumor explains Net Neutrality

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I’m Adam.

-And I’m Emily.

We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

-But soon, we might not be able to.

That’s because…

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…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

That means that…

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…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

But…

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…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

If this happens…

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…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

Ten years from now…

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…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

Now, you might be thinking…

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…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

Unfortunately…

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…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

So…

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…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

In a few months…

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…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good old http://www.savetheinternet.com/

All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!

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Source Video

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

Ansehen auf explore.noodle.com

The best explanation of net neutrality and why it matters, ever, period. 

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5 lies we need to stop telling about Net Neutrality

Net neutrality will kill innovation and jobs. It’s about subsidizing takers. It’s the government takeover of the Internet.

In the brewing storm around the FCC’s proposed open Internet rules (which detractors claim would gut net neutrality), there’s a lot of misinformation. Here are five of the most common myths floating around about net neutrality and how to counter them.

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My only regret is that I didn’t see this Last Week Tonight With John Oliver segment on net neutrality earlier.

Ansehen auf blog.collegehumor.com

Why Net Neutrality Matters (And What You Can Do To Help)

Unless we speak up, the Internet will become a worse fustercluck than cable TV. Go to http://dearfcc.org to make your voice heard!

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Tech experts hope the open structure of the internet will prevail in the coming decade. But they also fear threats to the internet’s connectivity will arise from efforts by nations to restrict content, increased surveillance, and commercialization of too much online activity.

We’ve got a NEW REPORT from our expert series out today, and we’ll be spending the day talking all things future of the internet, the Web at 25, and the threats that face the Net in the coming decade. Follow along here and on Twitter with #web25.

Ansehen auf newsweek.tumblr.com

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Net Neutrality LastWeekTonight

Did you participate in the deluge of complaints this piece on John Oliver’s show generated?

via Chris Oatley

The freedom and equality it offers for creative people like you and me has inspired big dreams and new hope for our world, our families and for ourselves as creative people.

Right now, that freedom and equality is being threatened by Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon and AT&T.

These companies are attempting to take control of the Internet by dismantling a good thing called “Net Neutrality.”

…and we artists need to speak up.

Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support to End Net Neutrality

The anti-net neutrality group Broadband for America claims to be “a coalition of 300 internet consumer advocates, content providers, and engineers.” After a little digging, VICE has discovered they are in fact a who’s who of ISP industry presidents and CEOs, hell-bent on pursuing a two-tiered internet.
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