You are Invited to a Party: Victory for the Net

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Dear Friend of the Open Internet,



FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wants to do something monumental: reclassify broadband access providers under Title II of the Communications Act.

Translation: we’ve made huge progress in the fight to protect the Open Internet. And it’s time to celebrate!

The Internet Archive & Electronic Frontier Foundation invite you to VICTORY FOR THE NET! An evening of celebration, conversation, and sharing what’s next. The party will be Thursday, February 26 at the Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, from 6-9 p.m.

The FCC still has to vote on Chairman Wheeler’s proposal and we don’t know the exact details yet. What we do know is that we’ve all worked hard to get the agency on the right track at last. We’re not done yet, but we have a lot to celebrate.

We are joining hands with our friends and co-hosts from:
Free Press, 18 Million Rising, Center for Media Justice–home of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Common Cause, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Fight For the Future, Media Alliance, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Public Knowledge, San Francisco Bitcoin, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, The Greenlining Institute, The Utility Reform Network and to take stock of how far we have come, and where we are headed in the movement to protect the Open Internet.

Hope to see you next Thursday! RSVP Today!

Brewster Kahle
Founder & Digital Librarian
Internet Archive

24 thoughts on “You are Invited to a Party: Victory for the Net

  1. tumanjong noel

    I think this internet archive is a waste of time i mean,internet is internet dey informations not running.But good job though

    1. Keechok

      Oh, so you are saying you have never seen a dead link? A “Webpage not available”? And you think all the sites since 1995 are still around? Wow, idiots like you make me so angry.

  2. Wilson Fair

    Great pursuit ! Happy Year and a Prosperous one to all on behalf of americas imperatives for documentation and acces to various medium assets: -) !

  3. Andrew Kirk

    Does this mean u guys r 4 gov’t reg of the net? Have u not noticed how just about EVERYTHING the fed gov’t gets involved w/ that they are supposedly fixing or creating gets even more f’ed up? I’ve yet to see feds improve ANYTHING—they r good 4 making bombs and weapons and that’s about it, IMHO. So u guys think THIS time will b different? I pray u have inside info that proves out that in this one case the gov’t won’t make it worse. Awful big gamble folks, IMO. Let’s hope I’m wrong just this once about the gov’t and their fabulously good intentions concerning OUR information super highway. We all know what road is paved w/ ” good intentions”. Nevertheless I truly do appreciate all the work your ORG does and all really neat stuff it offers. And I will continue to “link” people to your ORG. Peace to u all and all the world’s luck to u in your “link” to the Federal Government. Andrew M. Kirk

    1. Jill Frazier

      Mr. Kirk: Believe it or not, there are people who believe that public utilities, like your water, electricity, sewage/garbage disposal, transportation access, and communication/information access should operate for the good of the public (all the people in the USA).

      Appreciate your expressing your opinion. We need access to the internet for educational purposes.

    2. Nick

      Dear Mr. Kirk: You don’t understand what Net Neutrality is. What we have now is Net Neutrality. What we have always had is Net Neutrality. What the communication corporations were planning to do is to dismantle precisely that which we already have and love. And now they can’t. So…everybody calm down. And it’s not about declaring ISP’s “public utilities” it’s about preventing ISP’s from putting the kibosh on entrepreneurs with little money trying to make it in a free enterprise economy, where the little guy has the same access to put content on the web as a billion dollar corporation. What we have now. The billion dollar corporate communications companies hate free enterprise, i.e. equal access. They want to monetize everything, control everything they can, and consolidate power and control as much as they can. Don’t be naive. They are not evil, it is just their nature to privatize everything they get their hands on – and the little entrepreneur gets priced out. With that model so much of what we take for granted as having access to would not even exist. What we have had all along is Net Neutrality…and we should keep it.

    1. Andrew Kirk

      Wish I could have “boiled it down” to the comment you have made, RJ Moller.
      :-), but I still don’t see what there is to smile about, much less celebrate!

  4. Phil

    Cleveland to San Francisco on short notice.
    Wish I could, need a trip. Haven’t had one since 2003.

  5. Rick Nasti

    Great work!
    As far as the party-pooper naysayers claiming the gov can’t accomplish anything good, who do you think invented and developed the internet?
    Hint: look up “ARPANET”.

  6. Gary uk

    Would be great to meet you great people – this site is a piece of work to be proud of !

    I am greatful for all the contributors and the team at archive .org

    Many thanks and enjoy the party

    1. jack b :-)

      David, yes, exactly. The (un?)intended disaster that is looming, sometime in the near future will be the implementation of the ‘fairness doctrine,’ or content balancing. It WILL happen now that the fcc has sunk its claws into the web.


  8. Local Search Ireland

    Great work guys I only hope that in the end when all the stones are unturned nothing shady is being planned in the background by the governments “good intentions” well done for keeping this place such a special part of the net for everyone.

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