Why isn’t anyone talking about savetheinternet.com?
Freedom of speech and open e-market are being directly threatened by the senate and the house right now. The Network Neutrality Act ensures that there is no corporate regulation to internet access in the manner that they mean to install. There is a bill being voted on that will dissolve the act, allowing the communication corporations to buy up the control of access and install a Tier System. This Tier System will affect which websites a user is able to access with reasonable speed. For example, you could go to MySpace.com with ease. But to access anything else that doesn’t fork over the money to get into the top tiers, they will delay your ability to view them.
By that same process, you would have to considerably wait to look at your own webpage. Or practically any other webcomic or website you enjoy that can’t afford to sign up for the tier system. Makers will have to spend money to make their strip, publish their strip, and allow people to view their strip with any convenience.
Folks, this shit is fucked up. And they’re trying to slip it right past us. I urge you to visit savetheinternet.com and do everything you can to help. Get the word out. Tell everyone you know. Call and/or write your congressmen. This threatens not only for our little corner of the web, but for free speech as well.
There is nothing more important in webcomics than this. No book being compiled, no landmark being reached, no collaboration, no interview, no podcast, no webcomic more important than this right now. If they pass the bill and Network Neutrality is destroyed, what we have here right now will change forever for the worse.