As fundamental as it is, net neutrality isn't the easiest thing in the world to explain. That said, FMC has certainly its best to illustrate why the open internet is so important to artists and fans (check out our Rock the Net campaign and our body of articles, factsheets and blog posts).
As the principle that protects the open internet, net neutrality is important to just about everyone. So it's crucial that we work to ensure that the internet we know and love isn't reshaped by a handful of powerful telecommunications and cable companies seeking to install toll booths on the information superhighway.
This video from Jesse Dylan (yes, he is the son of Bob) breaks down why net neutrality is key to expression, creativity, commerce and free speech. Through interview snippets with such luminaries as the "father of the internet" Vint Cerf, Damian Kulash of OK Go, Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge, Professor Lawrence Lessig and FMC's own Michael Bracy, the clip demonstrates why open internet structures are essential to our lives as artists, innovators and Average Joes (not to be confused with Mr. Sixpack.)