Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality – July 12th

Urgent If you're not freaking out about Net Neutrality right now, you're not paying attention.On July 12, 2017, the DePaul University Library will join the American Library Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and leading members of the internet and technology communities to defend regulations under review by the Federal Communications Commission that protect “net neutrality.”

“Net neutrality” is the umbrella term for the rules, regulations, protocols, and practices designed to ensure an “open and accessible internet” that provides equal access to all content providers, and that protects content providers and internet users from having their content censored, filtered, or limited by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). With intellectual freedom, access to information, and freedom of censorship as core values of the library profession(s), the DePaul University Library supports “the principle that consumers/citizens should be free to get access to—or to provide—the internet content and services they wish, and that consumer access should not be regulated based on the nature or source of that content or service.”

On July 12th, popular web sites and internet content providers will come together to draw attention to the changes currently being considered by the FCC that may lessen regulatory support for net neutrality, to “show users what the web would look like if net neutrality regulations are reversed,” and to encourage concerned citizens to contact the FCC and their representatives in the U.S. Congress to express their support for net neutrality.

For more information on net neutrality, you can visit the ALA and ACLU issue summaries, join the “battle for the net,” or follow hashtags including #netneutrality and #battleforthenet.

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