Defend Net Neutrality in Europe: Save the Internet!

Press review about Net Neutrality

[DW] EU net neutrality vote addresses fate of Internet

[...] Members of the [European] parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy ( ITRE) will vote on a net neutrality proposal on Monday [today]. [...]

Groups in favor of net neutrality formed an online campaign - Save the Internet - calling on Europeans to contact their EU parliamentarians to enshrine net neutrality in law. [...]

[NYTimes] F.C.C. Seeks a New Path on ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

Regulators are taking another crack at their effort to keep the web free and open, introducing new rules that would discourage Internet service providers from charging companies to stream their movies, music and other content through a faster express lane. [...]

[ComputerWorldUK] Urgent: Please Help Save Net Neutrality in the EU

Once again, we need to save net neutrality. This time, there is a crucial vote in the European Parliament's industry committee (ITRE) next Monday. La Quadrature du Net, which has been following this area more closely than anyone, has a good summary of what is happening […]

[Techdirt] Apparently We Are All Confused And Killing Net Neutrality Will Be Just GREAT For Startups

What if I told you that the ham-fisted attempts by giant telecom corporations to abuse their gatekeeper positions anti-competitively are actually great for startups and consumers? Yes, I'd slap me too. Still, this appears to be the central thesis of a new Wired editorial by TechFreedom's Berin Szoka and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center's Brent Skorup, who insist that killing off net neutrality is just what Internet underdogs need. [...]

[PCWorld] EU politicians pledge net neutrality and data privacy to gain votes

[…] Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are directly voted for by European Union citizens in various member states. The next election will take place this May, and in a bid to win votes nearly 30 candidates so far have signed a pledge to protect digital rights.

[BoingBoing] EU elections: ask candidates to sign digital rights pledge

Kirsten From Edri writes, "European Digital Rights (EDRi) has launched WePromise.EU to put digital civil rights on the agenda of the European election. The platform is based on a two-sided promise: On the one hand, parliamentary candidates will be able to endorse a ten point 'Charter of Digital Rights' that supports an open digital environment. On the other, citizens across Europe can in turn sign the petition and promise to vote for candidates that have endorsed the Charter." [...]

[TechDirt] Innovation And Our Better Future Depend On Preserving Net Neutrality

Excellent but opinionated article explaining dynamics of media companies what net neutrality means in terms of culture.

[Wired] Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality

Marvin Ammori, fellow at the New America Foundation and a lawyer who represents technology companies on internet policy issues, describes the impact of recent developments in the USA that go against net neutrality and the importance of the "reclassification" required to protect it effectively.

[Golem][de] Netzneutralität und Datenschutz : Reformen kommen nicht mehr vor Europawahlen

Die entscheidenden Internet-Verordnungen der EU werden nicht mehr vor den Europawahlen verabschiedet. Die EU-Länder hätten die Chance auf eine Einigung "beerdigt", sagte der Grünen-Politiker Albrecht zu [...]

[Wired] Why Net Neutrality’s Demise Hurts the Poor Most

By striking down the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Open Internet Order this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just gave commercial companies the authority to block internet traffic, give preferential treatment to specific internet services, and steer internet users away from online content based on their own commercial interests.

[Punto-Informatico][it] USA, scacco matto alla neutralità ?

La corte d'appello statunitense invalida parte del pacchetto di regole adottato da FCC per la net neutrality. Lo scontro viene vinto da Verizon, per un difetto nella classificazione dei provider USA. [...]

[PCWorld] European civil rights groups join forces to defend net neutrality

[…] Civil rights groups EDRi (European Digital Rights), the German Digitale Gesellschaft, the French La Quadrature du Net, the Austrian Initiative für Netzfreiheit as well as the Brussels based Access Now group together launched a campaign called aiming to amend or block the regulation. […]

[Futurezone] Kampagne für Netzneutralität in der EU gestartet

Ein Bündnis von Bürgerrechtsorganisationen startet mit eine Initiative zur gesetzlichen Verankerung der Netzneutralität in der EU.

[Heise] Europäische Bürgerrechtler verbünden sich für Netzneutralität

Die neue Kampagne will erreichen, dass das Prinzip der Netzneutralität in der EU gesetzlich verankert wird. Dafür haben sich diverse europäische Bürgerrechtsorganisationen zusammengetan [...] Sie ruft alle Bürger dazu auf, die Abgeordneten im Industrieausschuss des EU-Parlaments dazu aufzufordern, das offene und neutrale Netz zu bewahren. Dieser will den Vorschlag der EU-Kommission an 27. Februar behandeln.