Saturday, July 01, 2006

Technological Freedom enables Political Freedom

Obvious, right?

Well, it's the key thing you have to keep in mind when you're thinking "Does this Net Neutrality or software patent nonsense really matter? Should I call my elected representatives about this?"

Yes, it does really matter. Yes, you really should pick up the phone.

And when you call, tell them it's not about access to free movies and free music. It's about access to free ideas. And free speech. It is literally about open access to a public forum where anyone who lives in technological freedom can speak freely, and the marketplace of ideas can flourish. You know, that whole democracy and liberty thing that is the real core of what is great about America. And it's that intellectual openness that has been the source of some of the best of the entire human experience.

So - go ahead. Call your elected representatives, and let them know that on Independence Day, we are counting on them to preserve our independence now. Starting with ensuing the freedom of the technology that's the plumbing that's created the greatest arena for freedom of ideas in the history of mankind.

You can do it, you just have to call.

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