LOS ANGELES (STAFF REPORTS) -
Online protests on Wednesday quickly cut into Congressional support for online antipiracy measures as lawmakers abandoned and rethought their backing for legislation that pitted new media interests against some of the most powerful old-line commercial interests in Washington.
A freshman senator, Marco Rubio of Florida, a rising Republican star, was first out of the starting gate Wednesday morning with his announcement that he would no longer back antipiracy legislation he had co-sponsored. Senator John Cornyn, the Texas Republican who heads the campaign operation for his party, quickly followed suit and urged Congress take more time to study the measure, which had been set for a test vote next week.
In late 2007, NetCityRadio.com - a burgeoning internet media company - began envisioning the future of internet radio and alternative media and perceived how, just as in the past, the government would began to encroach on the freedom of an open-source environment.
Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, said that "freedom of the press only belongs to those who one one." Today, it takes more than owning a physical machine to develop a community paper as a means of propagating independent thought or opinion. The New York Times is now a world-wide source of news and perspective, and influences world politics.
In the "New Media" atmosphere of internet blogging, news-blogs, and the development of an online presence of "old media" (i.e. the passe extensions of newspapers), we have seen an exponential growth of the influence of the internet on mainstream politics and everyday life.
NetCityRadio.com's President, Alysyn Bourque, predicted the encroachment of government regulations upon internet communication and sought to circumvent any direct legislation by developing the Academy of Internet Broadcasters (AIB)
, which is already registered as a lobbying organization with Congress
in an attempt to gain support within the Internet Media Community to head off the oncoming federal onslaught of censorship and internal monetary agenda of the Federal Government.
The history of the U.S. Government is one of drawing in revenue in order to accommodate the expenditures of legislators and projects, so consider that everything you do has a potential dollar value once it becomes large enough to be considered influential on the political circuit.
That being the case, remember that everything that is passed along through our lawmakers is intended toward increasing their intake, and that your...YOUR...hard work is landing in their pockets.
Don't give them the satisfaction of adding to their growth, but take what belongs to you - the RIGHT to pursue your own happiness, the RIGHT to create something that is your own that will build upon your own dreams, your own life, your own future!!Alysyn Bourque, Poet and former President of Academy of Internet Broadcasters