Reddit Co-Founder Crowd-Funding Net Neutrality Billboard in FCC's Back Yard

April 28, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

When lawmakers and rights holders were pushing for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian rented protest billboards to strongly voice his opposition to those bills.

In the same spirit, he has launched a CrowdTilt campaign to raise $20,000 for a new billboard near the Federal Communications Commission's headquarters in Washington D.C. to protest the agency's new plans to dramatically change the Open Internet Order (net neutrality).

As of this writing, the campaign has raised nearly $6,000 of its goal.

The billboard would carry the message, "Keep the internet free & open for all!," though Ohanian is taking suggestions for other slogans via his Twitter account.

Ohanian is pushing the effort because he believes these changes to net neutrality will "kill" the concept of a free and open Internet "and replace it with a ‘cable-ized’ version that costs more for consumers, enables discrimination across services that make use of the net, and makes it harder to access the stuff that we access each day today."

If you are interested in contributing, check out the Ohanian's CrowdTilt page or watch the video to your left.

Source: TechCrunch


Re: Reddit Co-Founder Crowd-Funding Anti-Net Neutrality ...

The wording on that headline could stand to be clearer, since it kind of makes it come across as though the billboard is supporting the "cable-ized version" mentioned in the article.

Re: Reddit Co-Founder Crowd-Funding Anti-Net Neutrality ...

Agreed.  Changed.


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