SOURCE: Digital Freedom

March 17, 2008 13:30 ET

The Digital Freedom Campaign Responds to MPAA Boss Glickman's Remarks on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - The Digital Freedom Campaign responded today to recent remarks made by the MPAA's Dan Glickman opposing Net Neutrality. The following statement can be attributed to Maura Corbett of the Digital Freedom Campaign:

"We admittedly had to read Dan Glickman's statements on Friday regarding Net Neutrality a few times, as we were incredulous that a group that regularly pleads for government regulation of technology could suddenly develop total amnesia. Speaking on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) at a ShoWest conference in Las Vegas, Mr. Glickman railed against government regulation of the Internet, claiming it would impede studios' ability to respond to their consumers in an innovative ways.

"We suspect the big studios are rolling the Trojan Horse of 'copyright enforcement' to Congress to protect their business models from openness offered by the Internet. But for now, let's take them at their word -- given their newfound aversion to 'government regulation,' we eagerly look forward to MPAA standing down on broadcast flag legislation, the analog hole bill, and other initiatives to restrict consumers and limit new technologies."

About Digital Freedom: Digital technology enables literally anyone and everyone to be a creator, an innovator or an artist -- to produce music, to create cutting-edge videos and photos, and to share their creative work. Digital technology empowers individuals to enjoy these new works when, where, and how they want, and to participate in the artistic process. These are basic freedoms that must be protected and nurtured. The Digital Freedom campaign is dedicated to defending the rights of students, artists, innovators, and consumers to create and make lawful use of new technologies free of unreasonable government restrictions and without fear of costly and abusive lawsuits.

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