Save the Internet

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Save the Internet is a coalition of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations led by Free Press working for the preservation of network neutrality.[1][2] The site encourages taking action against discrimination of bandwidth distribution on the Internet.

History[edit]

Save the Internet was founded in April 2006 in order to advocate for net neutrality.[3] When Save the Internet formed, it asserted the idea that network neutrality needed to be protected by a "First Amendment" of the Internet.[2] As the First Amendment to the United States Constitution includes protection of freedoms of speech and of the press, so would a proposed Internet first amendment protect network neutrality, which would allow for equal access to every website.[4]

January 14, 2014- Court overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality due to a lawsuit by Verizon.[5]

Function[edit]

This online activist organization functions mainly as a source for public awareness and as a catalyst promoting civic action, such as petitioning Congress to support net neutrality. The website also runs a blog which keeps users up to date on threats to internet neutrality, amongst other things.[6] Previous petitions garnered as many as 1.9 million signatures.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Join us". Save the Internet. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b Chester, Jeffrey (April 27, 2006). "Save the Internet". AlterNet. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  3. ^ Anne Broache (24 Apr 2006). "New group aims to 'save the Internet'". Cnet. Retrieved 10 Jun 2014. 
  4. ^ "A Guide to Net Neutrality for Google Users". Google. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  5. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/20/AR2011012006163.html
  6. ^ "Act Now". Save the Internet. Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  7. ^ "Take Action: Save the Internet". Save the Internet. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 

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