Thursday, August 09, 2007

IMPORTANT PARANOIA WARNING

As bloggers, we rely on the internet being free from censorship. This is something that should concern us all.

AT&T's actions strike at the heart of the public's concerns over the power that corporations have when it comes to determining what the public sees and hears through communications media

If a company that is controlling a webcast is cutting out bits of our performance -not based on laws, but on their own preferences and interpretations - fans have little choice but to watch the censored version.

What happened to us this weekend was a wake up call, and it's about something much bigger than the censorship of a rock band.

If you have examples of AT&T censoring artist performances around political content, it's a good thing for everyone to know about.


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UPDATE It has begun. I cannot open Littlebird Blue, Serena Joy, Scary Monster, or Seeley Deborn's sites. Something called "d5d1.com" tries to open instead every time I click their pages. Roxan, VE, and all others work fine. Weird! I tried from various computers to make sure it was not just mine causing the problems.

2 comments:

Camille Alexa said...

But what if there is only one provider from which to choose?

...And that's why we have regulations against unlawful monopoly.

Kanrei said...

But what about the lawful ones? Rupert Murdoch is buying more and more news outlets, most radio stations are owned by "Clear Channel," and the internet is slowly being consolidated as well. The FCC wants control over cable. There is freedom today, but what about tomorrow?