Statement on Newly Proposed Net Neutrality Legislation
February 5, 2014
The Writers Guild of America, East applauds Senator Markey and his colleagues for introducing the Open Internet Preservation Act, a bill that would reinstate common-sense net neutrality rules that were recently struck down by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The Open Internet Preservation Act will help ensure that a few powerful, deep-pocketed gatekeepers do not thwart the democratic potential of the internet by shunting less-profitable or politically risky content to unfavorable slow lanes.
Writers Guild of America, East
The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) is a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conducts programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org.