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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Partisan stunt thwarted, the open internet lives on

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Just moments ago the Senate voted down resolution S. J. Res. 6. The partisan "resolution of disapproval" was a sneak attack on Internet freedoms sponsored by Sen. Kay Hutchison [R-TX], and spearheaded by industry-funded members of Congress. The resolution would've given Internet providers unrestricted power, and the ability to strip online privacy protections. It was also predicted, if passed, to create barriers to access and audiences already faced by many in broadcasting and print media. This is a historical victory for musicians, for historically marginalized communities, and consumers nationwide.

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San Antonio resident and media justice activist DeAnne Cuellar is a volunteer blogs throughout the week at blogs.sacurrent.com. She welcomes your questions and feedback and can be reached directly at techtease@sacurrent.com. Follow Tech Tease on Twitter at @thetechtease.

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