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FCC Chairman Genachowski Touts Net Neutrality's Power to Musicians

Broadband Updates, Net Neutrality October 5th, 2009

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski brought his rallying cry for Net Neutrality to the Future of Music Conference in Washington today. Noting the musicians that have supported this cause – from Bruce Springsteen to R.E.M. and Pearl Jam – Genachowski said, “With a free and open Internet, you don’t have to have big-time, star-power leverage over record labels, publishing companies, commercial radio stations, or particular retailers to get your music to the public. In today’s broadband world, the artists themselves can be self-empowering — they are free to connect with audiences, paying customers, and musical social networks in ways previously unimaginable.”

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