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Today, DeviantArt has joined hundreds of other sites across the Web to fight for net neutrality, but we need your help!

Net neutrality protects open and equal access to the Internet. Without it, Internet Service Providers — like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon (among others) — could begin to charge extra fees, engage in economic censorship, and control what we see and do on the Web by throttling sites, apps, and other online services.

Why is this important? On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to gut the protections for net neutrality.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Call or write your Congress person and demand that they stop the FCC from gutting net neutrality. Call and write to congress.
  • Share messages on all of your social accounts begging people to join the protest now. There is no time to waste.
  • (NOW OVER) Protest on December 7 at a Verizon store near you. verizonprotests.com

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Today, DeviantArt has joined hundred of other sites across the Web to fight for net neutrality, but we need your help! On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to gut the protections for net neutrality.
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:iconomnivoyance:
Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
An excerpt from something I got in the mail.
"An important part of the ongoing telecommunications reform debate is what approach should be taken to ensure that the Internet continues to spur innovation and connect people and businesses around the world. Under the Obama Administration, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new Open Internet rules in February 2015. According to the Obama FCC, net neutrality meant regulating networks that provide access to the Internet. I disagree with this approach and will work to stop this regulatory overreach. 


The FCC first issued rules governing network management and subjecting Internet service providers (ISPs) to increased government regulation in 2010. However, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down major portions of the FCC regulations. The court stated that the FCC did not have the authority to make these regulations and sent the agency back to the drawing board. The February 2015 net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC allow the Commission to regulate a vibrant commodity like the Internet in the same way it has regulated telephone services for decades. These new rules went into effect in June 2015

Many contend that net neutrality rules amount to the FCC interfering in a lively, competitive market and may ultimately harm consumers. Proponents argue that ISPs need to be regulated by the FCC in order to prevent them from curbing certain Internet traffic. 

On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted to repeal the Obama administration's net neutrality rules by a vote of 3-2. This action reclassifies ISPs from "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act to "information service providers" under Title I of the Communications Act. Under the order adopted by the FCC, ISPs are required to publicly disclose their practices. This would strongly discourage ISPs from blocking certain websites, discriminating against certain types of Internet traffic, or engaging in other forms of anticompetitive behavior. Contrary to the Obama administration's claims otherwise, the rules created obstacles to investment in
broadband infrastructure and threatened
 competition. Sweeping changes to such an important part of our economy and daily lives should not be forced through the federal agency rulemaking process— as they were with the 2015 net neutrality rules. Rather, the issue should be addressed in Congress, and it's my hope that my colleagues and I can come together in a bipartisan way to find a path forward that ensures innovation, competition, and a consumer-friendly Internet.    
      

Over the past 20 years, the Internet has evolved and grown, partially because of the absence of government involvement. Overregulation can hurt an industry by stifling investment and limiting competition, thereby hurting the consumer. Where there is less burdensome regulation, innovation thrives. It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Internet to peoples' daily lives, and it is essential to the operations of a variety of industries. The federal government should promote access for as many consumers at the highest level of bandwidth possible, not stifle the industry through excessive regulations."

Joni K. Ernst
United States Senator

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:iconravenlacrimosa:
RavenLacrimosa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey you might wanna read why sesta is a bad bill they are trying to pass
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:icon1ssam:
1ssam Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist
This is like SOPA all over again but 20x worse
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:iconjim-news-photos:
Jim-News-Photos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
shocker... over a month later and the internet still works.   The left hyperbole about an FCC law that didn't exist prior to 2015, shows a lack of understanding related to business and the economy.   So we slap a pretty name on it, get people fired up, but miss what the law really says.   Poor danlev ought to actually read the parts of the net neutrality law that LIMITED the expansion and diversity of the internet by putting it under the thumb of an ever growing and expansive federal government.   It used to be that liberals and the radical left wanted nothing to do with restrictions placed on them by federal oversight.... now we have a generation of snowflakes that seem to want mommy and daddy government to watch over them for their entire lives.

It's time for the adults in the room to take charge... which is what happened by killing an FCC law that restricted the abilities of companies to offer varieties of NEW and BETTER options while protecting their proprietary tech.   Interesting how "artists" want to protect the rights to their own work, but turn around and say that major companies aren't permitted to protect THEIR work.   Quite the double standard.
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:iconshreddtn100:
ShreddTN100 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um guys....the guuys gonna get sued sooner or later sooooo
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:iconwolfy3904:
Wolfy3904 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2018
I think a lot of people don't know what net neutrality is, or what this new law thing will do. That's the problem. If people knew more about it, they would take a stand. 

I've heard so many different things about what the new law will do and they all contradict one another. 
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:iconjeywiz:
JeyWiz Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad I’m in Australia so I don’t have to deal with this. Phew
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:icondarlaimerner:
Darlaimerner Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
These comments are filled with literal asstwats
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:iconzeldanerd14:
Zeldanerd14 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Net neutrality is a lie. People are over exaggerating about it because of the media putting bullshit up. The internet will be the same as it was before 2015. 
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:iconbigton:
bigton Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018   Artist
This.
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:iconjohn-castle:
John-Castle Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018
The internet now, without "net neutrality", is in no more danger than it was from 1995 to 2015.

"They're gonna throttle data speeds!"

No, they're not. You know how we know they're not? Because in the 20 years before the FCC was regulating the internet, they DIDN'T.

And they're not going to now, either.

This is nothing but statist fearmongering bullshit. I'm not buying it.
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:iconjack-lant:
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure ISPs like Comcast and Verison are very trustworthy. 20 years is a lot of time to pass, and you're telling me something as dated and variable as that is evidence enough to prove they won't throttle the internet?
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:iconjohn-castle:
John-Castle Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Absolutely, yes, it's 20 years of evidence that they don't do that.
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:iconjack-lant:
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But didn't you say 20 years BEFORE the FCC was regulating it? There's no realistic way 20 years of control is evidence that they won't.
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:iconjohn-castle:
John-Castle Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
What I said was that from the internet going mainstream in roughly 1995, until the FCC was given regulatory authority over it in 2015, ISPs were already not doing what "net neutrality" is supposed to prevent them from doing.

Since they spent that 20 year period not doing it, there's no empirical evidence to support the argument that they're going to start doing it now.

And "evidence that they won't" would be proof of a negative, which is absurd. That's not how the burden of proof works. Evidence is needed to support the claim that they will -- and there isn't any evidence for that claim.
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:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, at this level of censorship already imposed by sites that value monetization over artistic control, how much worse can it get, even if they do censor it?
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:iconjohn-castle:
John-Castle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Exactly -- and that culture of censorship and ideological groupthink on platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter started while "net neutrality" was still in place -- so what good will it do to give the FCC that power again?

Bottom line: Not having it didn't make anything worse, and having it didn't make anything better.
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:iconzeldanerd14:
Zeldanerd14 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Preach Brother. 
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:iconjohn-castle:
John-Castle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
All right, I will just a little.

Right now, the protests are all about all this doom and gloom, and none of it has materialized. None of it is likely to.

So what they're actually protesting is internet freedom. That's not just foolish, it's actually more than a little unsavory.
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:iconartforfree2018:
Artforfree2018 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  New Deviant
The internet I knew and love is already  dead. 
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:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconartforfree2018:
Artforfree2018 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  New Deviant
I live in Scotland. It doesn't matter what happens in America because the Internet here has already been heavily censored for years.
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:icondestroyah23:
Destroyah23 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Writer
World hunger: I sleep
Mass genocide: I sleep harder
Net Neutrality dying: REAL SHIT?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmehwhocares184:
mehwhocares184 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
so true lol
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:iconlugiafanrs:
LugiaFanRS Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is still on the front page
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:iconfliperdiper:
FliperDiper Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  New Deviant
Net Neutrality shall and will become real, save Net Neutrality!
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:iconkindred1965:
kindred1965 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
Net neutrality is not what what it is all about . Also this is an art site . Be informed and know what net neutrality really is and all of its hidden deceptions
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:iconartforfree2018:
Artforfree2018 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  New Deviant
There is no "art" on this site. This site will disappear one day and in 100s of years time no one will look back.
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:iconjack-lant:
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello friend, it appears you haven't checked out the "undiscovered" section of the site!
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:iconartforfree2018:
Artforfree2018 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  New Deviant
It appears you don't realise barely anyone outside the US have heard of DA. 
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:iconjack-lant:
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well you said there was no real art on this site, so I thought I could tell you where it all went. The context of my previous comment didn't hint at who knew about DA.
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:iconartforfree2018:
Artforfree2018 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  New Deviant
If you're bored go and play your silly mind games with someone else. I've had enough of weirdos for one week.
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:iconjack-lant:
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well with communication skills like THAT, I would need to agree with your decision to take some time off of the internet.
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:iconartforfree2018:
Artforfree2018 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  New Deviant
I can't understand what language you are speaking
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:iconawsomeisred:
AwsomeIsRed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It won't effect deviantart? Why not?
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:iconkindred1965:
kindred1965 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Oh don't let msm or papers tell you differently . Net neutrality was a way to achieve control . Their was more freedom before it was enacted .
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:iconkindred1965:
kindred1965 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Because before net neutrality there was more freedom for all . It a ploy to say it's neutral . But in reality It is another firm of control. Like the matrix when neo fiund out the Oracle was part of the system. So did you read what net neutrality did to the web? That certain countries now have the ability to censor what there people can look up or review . By taking away the USA constitutional republic of individual liberty and God given rights . This is what net neutrality did . Just imagine that net neutrality as a pinhole and then without it the whole picture can be seen not by one but by all . This site was booming before net neutrality. Since it started this site was becoming a shadow of what was. Now all can be seen . Not controlled by democracies that restrict individual rights .
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:iconawsomeisred:
AwsomeIsRed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
How did net neutrailty gave the USA more ability to censor?
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:iconkindred1965:
kindred1965 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
It didn't give america more ability to censor . It gave other countries to do the censoring . Net neutrality took away the full protection of the USA.
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:iconkindred1965:
kindred1965 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Net neutrality never was about neutrality. It was about other countries having a say . By eliminating the individual liberty We americans have . Because of Net neutrality the connections i had with people all over the world were cut off or limited. The internet was booming before net neutrality all over the globe. Net neutrality didnt give the USA to censor more . It gave other countries to censor. By taking away the USA constitutional republic laws of liberty and God given rights . Time to know the difference between a democratic system and a constitutional republic. One protects individual liberty and God given rights and that's not what a democracy does . A democratic way is mob rule and doesn't care about your personal liberty . If you want to see what a liberal progressive society would look like . Check out the movie demolition man with sly stalone. He awakes to a world where all are chipped . Where commercials jingles are the favorite songs . Where if it is bad for you it is against the law . Where your speech is monitored and if you break it the rules your are fined. By saying it's neutral is a bunch of bull crap. Remember obama released the internet from the protection of the USA s constitutional rights .
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:iconocxin:
Ocxin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Shouldn't a website about art,
and so indirectly about opinions,
remain neutral about such things?
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:iconawsomeisred:
AwsomeIsRed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Deviantart really hasn't been equal towards all creators to be honest with you.
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:iconocxin:
Ocxin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Looking at your positon,
I... honestly don't know what to say.
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:iconawsomeisred:
AwsomeIsRed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
True. Honestly, I'm just trying to be positive towards all of this... But looking at Chinas Internet proves to me without net neutrality it's gonna get bad.
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:iconocxin:
Ocxin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
True, but who is this site to talk about this?
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:iconawsomeisred:
AwsomeIsRed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
What do you mean?
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:iconocxin:
Ocxin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Look at my first
comment for answers.
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:iconravenlacrimosa:
RavenLacrimosa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Has anybody signed this yet???

stopsesta.org/
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