Internet neutrality in the USA, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

Net Neutrality in the US: Now What?

7 May 2014

Comprehensive info. Time is of the essence, so forgive my inevitable errors.

Much links and fun times below:

We’ve stopped things like this before! You have power if you bother to take it.

Video script and better formatted version of the links below can be found on my blog: http://vihart.com/net-neutrality-in-t…

Politicians love when you personally contact them! It is a fact. If you’re not in the US, make sure your local government considers this state of affairs an embarrassment for the US, not something to model your own rules on.

List of FCC commissioners and their twitters, emails, blogs, instagrams, etc: http://www.fcc.gov/leadership

Don’t know how to contact your representative? Find out who they are and let them know you’re watching them! http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

Comment form for proceeding 14-28 “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet”
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/displ…

Comment form for proceeding 14-57 “Applications of Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc. for Consent to Assign or Transfer Control of Licenses and Applications”
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/displ…

List of all proceedings available for comment: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/hotdocket/list

General “open internet” FCC inbox: openinternet@fcc.gov

whitehouse.gov petition for net neutrality in general: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/peti…

whitehouse.gov petition for reclassifying broadband as common carrier, specifically: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/peti…

Once you have a whitehouse.gov account, you can sign petitions about all sorts of things you care about!

There’s a rally in Washington DC on May 15 2014 if you’re around: http://act.freepress.net/survey/DC_Ma…

Learn more about all this stuff:

Court case ruling cable internet as an “information service” rather than “telecommunications service”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National…
Communications act of 1934, describing common carriers under title II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communic…
Telecommunications act of 1996, including Title V, the CDA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomm…
Communications Decency Act, part of the Telecommunications act of 1996, which protected ISPs from liability: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communic…

The FCC’s Open Internet Order 2010:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCC_Open…
Verizon had the above overturned in 2014 as not applying to non-common carriers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_…)

A couple of other attempts at net neutrality things:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communic…

Data on internet speed from study “The Cost of Connectivity”: http://oti.newamerica.net/publication…

Terms to know
Antitrust law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_S…
Cartel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartel
Common carrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_c…
DMCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMCA
FCC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_…
Game theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory
ISP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISP
Monopoly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly
Net neutrality: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neut…
Oligopoly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligopoly
Telecommunication: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomm…

Also see these other videos on the topic:
BlinkPopShift: http://youtu.be/bzUuOscaDbI
CGPGrey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtt2a…
Extra Credits: http://youtu.be/wQtiIazfoQM
Hank Green: http://youtu.be/mc2aso6W7jQ

Thank you Emily Eifler and Christopher Hart for their advice!

This video is Creative Commons non-commercial share-alike.

The FCC’s controversial proposal that will kill net neutrality advanced yesterday, and here’s the one thing you need to understand about the development.FCC Advances New Internet Rules Despite Mass Protests: here.

NET NEUTRALITY HAS A SHOT President Obama spoke out against internet fast lanes this week, a change from his relative silence since the FCC announced its plans for new Internet regulations. [HuffPost]

FCC CHAIR BREAKING FROM OBAMA ON NET NEUTRALITY “The dissonance between Obama and Wheeler has the makings of a major policy fight affecting multibillion-dollar industries. The president wants clear rules to prevent Internet service providers from auctioning the fastest speeds to the highest bidders, a scenario that could favor rich Web firms over start-ups. Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cable and telecommunications industry, has floated proposals that aim to limit the ability of service providers to charge Web companies, such as Netflix or Google, to reach their customers. But critics have argued that his approach would give the providers too much leeway to favor some services over others.” [WaPo]

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