Future Of Music Coalition Launches 'Rock The Net'
March 27, 2007 at 1:56 PM (PT)
The FUTURE OF MUSIC COALITION is teaming with such artists as R.E.M., SARAH McLACHLAN, BARENAKED LADIES, OK GO and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, as well as with Rep. EDWARD MARKEY (D-MA), to kick of the "Rock The Net" campaign, which advocates network neutrality, a principle that preserves a free and open Internet.
A message on the official website says, "Rock the Net is a nationwide coalition of musicians and labels that support net neutrality. We come together at this critical time to demonstrate to Congress and the FCC the music community's broad support for this principle. As musicians and entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of treating all websites equally -- from the busiest online music store to the smallest blog. We urge Congress to support network neutrality."
The campaign will include a petition and a series of concerts to raise awareness of the issue.