Julius Genachowski

Musicians and Writers Urge FCC to Protect the Open Internet

September 22, 2010

Washington, DC—Some of the biggest names in music have joined the Writers Guild of America, East in urging the White House and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act immediately to preserve the open internet for the benefit of musicians and other creative entrepreneurs. The diverse list of musicians include Jackson Browne, R.E.M. the Roots, Rosanne Cash, OK Go, Moby, Bonnie Raitt and Jamie Kitman, (manager, OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty and Mike Viola).

Net neutrality — the principle that preserves an open internet — lets musicians and independent labels compete in a legitimate digital music marketplace alongside the biggest companies. read more

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