Sunday, August 27, 2006

Net neutrality, part two

2. strange bedfellows

2.1. Those in favor of net neutrality legislation:

2.1.1. Dell, Microsoft, Google, Craigslist, eBay,, Vonage, Christian Coalition, ACLU, Gun Owners of America, Feminist Majority, Parents Television Council, American Library Association, Consumers Union, Educause, AARP, National Religious Broadcasters,

2.1.2. Rick Boucher, Jim Webb, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, John Dingell, John Conyers, Jim Sensenbrenner Democrats get net neutrality

2.1.3. Lawrence Lessig, Glenn Reynolds, The New Republic Online, Scientific American; NY Times

2.1.4. purveyors of online vice?

2.2. Those opposed:

2.2.1. Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner, etc. NCTA - cable association headed by former Virginia Republican Congressional candidate Kyle McSlarrow

2.2.2. American Conservative Union, Heritage Foundation, Cisco, National Association of Manufacturers, Donald Luskin

2.2.3. Washington Post; Washington Times

2.2.4. George Allen (so far), Dick Armey, Ted Stevens, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras, Marsha Blackburn, Steve Forbes

2.3. thinly-veiled advocacy coalitions



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