Net Neutrality video: don't flush our rights away!

Teddy from Namecheap domain registrar sez, "Net Neutrality is a super complex issue and we wanted to create a video that makes it a bit more accessible. Don't Flush Our Rights Away is a stop-motion music video with a pretty chill catchy beat. We hope that we can get people to take action and tell their friends how important it is to have a free and open Internet."

"We'd like to send some love to Fight for the Future who are in the trenches fighting this with Namecheap. Hope you check out the video and take action on NetNeutrality.com!"

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  1. Well, that is a fun little video. Is that Demitri Martin?

    The problem is that it says nothing about the issue. Expensive internet is most certainly NOT the issue.

    The issue is that internet providers basically have a monopoly in any given region because the government told them that was OK. And since the internet providers are also the video media providers, and the voice telecommuncation providers, they are using their monopoly power over the internet to shut down competition from other, internet-based providers of video media and voice telecommunication.

    Net neutrality is about getting the government to say that it's not OK to do that.

    The cable companies will say that it's anti-capitalist to make a regulation about it. But it wasn't anti-capitalist when the government subsidized their infrastructure because the infrastructure was in the common interest. Also, they were granted local monopolies in exchange for some regulatory control over prices. But hey, they've found loopholes around that deal, and they'll be damned if they're going to let Netflix get in the way of them raking it in hand-over-fist from digital cable TV.

    When people start complaining about net neutrality because of "internet prices," they're missing the point and mucking up the issue.

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