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By Tim Karr
Crossposted with permission from Save the Internet
April 7, 2010
“The Day the Internet Lost” read a full-banner headline on Huffington Post yesterday. The New York Times held a wake for the Internet reporting that Internet service providers can now “block or slow specific sites” and demand that content producers now “pay a fee to ensure delivery of material.”
Yesterday, the DC Circuit court took away the Federal Communications Commission’s role as consumer watchdog, protecting our rights on the Internet. The decision has been widely reported as the end of an era for America’s Internet. But what does the future hold? And what can we do to keep the Internet open and democratic?