Public interest groups take aim at FCC Net Neutrality Order

Posted On August 20, 2012
In Governance of Cyberspace / Reply

Four U.S. public interest groups have filed an amicus brief with the Washington, DC Court of Appeals claiming that the US Federal Communication Commission’s 2011 “Preserving the Open Internet” order is unconstitutional.

According to IP Watch, the coalition of interest groups argue that the 2011 order unjustly favours content providers and marginalises the constitutional rights of broadband providers. It infringes upon the First Amendment right of broadband providers because it denies them editorial discretion, thereby compelling them to impart content that they may disagree with.

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