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At&T Gets Caught In Its Own Spin Cycle

Publication Date: 
August 15, 2007
Source: 
The Huffington Post
Author: 
Timothy Karr

Professor Lawrence Lessig is quoted in this article in The Huffington Post about the "frightening turn" AT&T's culture has taken:

"This is precisely the behavior ... Net Neutrality advocates have been warning about for almost a decade," Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig wrote about the Pearl Jam incident. "And not just (or even most importantly) in this explicit form. Much more important are the games played more subtly, to push innovation and content in the direction that benefits AT&T."

Internet Service Providers "believe they have the absolute right to control the content/application on those lines," Lessig writes. If allowed to proliferate, this attitude "will be deadly for Internet innovation."