“It wouldn’t be an issue if Hollywood’s fascination with monitoring our words and images was confined to fiction.”
In keeping with our intention of highlighting technology advocacy issues during this election year, here is the link to a great post (essay, really) by Art Brodsky, on Public Knowledge — a site that in itself is required reading in an election year, or any year for that matter.
“What the movie industry wants is the ability to look at each packet every person sends across the Internet and try to discern whether that little bit of information carries material the movie industry thinks shouldn’t be carried. In the name of trying to “prevent this illegal activity” the movie industry and its willing partner AT&T will employ technology, deep-packet inspection or other, to see what every Internet user is doing.”
Net Neutrality is a serious issue, and it deserves serious attention. Make yourself a cup of coffee, read the article, and write your Congressman. Or Congresswoman.