Friday, August 10, 2007

Just in case you haven't read about it ...

I stumbled over this in news.

Pearl Jam wrote on it at their site: This, of course, troubles us as artists but also as citizens concerned with the issue of censorship and the increasingly consolidated control of the media.

AT&T's actions strike at the heart of the public's concerns over the power that corporations have when it comes to determining what the public sees and hears through communications media.

Aspects of censorship, consolidation, and preferential treatment of the internet are now being debated under the umbrella of NetNeutrality. Check out The Future of Music or Save the Internet for more information on this issue.


Mark J said...

Thanks for posting this - it's ironic that they should choose Perl Jam to censor - I'm sure they didn't intend picking that fight.

We have to be vigilant - our rights are constantly under threat by those that want to protect us from ourselves. A right to free expression is a rare and precious gift, and getting rarer every day.

chiefbiscuit said...

Hi! Good to catch up. A busy life - it's sounding good for the prospects of your daughter and granddaughter staying with you. It must make you feel so much less homesick.

womanwandering said...

They must have just about had a heart attack when they realised the results of allowing censorship ... bad publicity eh wot.

Let's just hope the internet manages to always outfox those who live to censor every living thing that moves.

Hi Chiefbiscuit, and you are right, I do feel so much less homesick. I can stay here if they do too :)