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2012 THE YEAR THE INTERNET ENDS. CHECK OUT VIDEO AT URL.
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Subject: PLEASE read & forward far & wide!! 2012: The Year The Internet Ends
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2012: The Year The Internet Ends

06/01/2008 -

Every significant Internet provider around the globe is currently in talks
with access and content providers to transform the internet into a
television-like medium: no more freedom, you pay for a small
commercial package of sites you can visit and you\'ll have to pay for
seperate subscriptions for every site that\'s not in the package.

Almost all smaller websites/services will disappear over time and
multinationals who are used to using big budgets to brute force their
content into every media outlet will finally be able to approach the
internet in the same way.

This well-known illustration (above) of why we need net neutrality
turns out to be very close to the truth.

What can we do?

Internet providers have realized that the only way to not lose massive
amounts of customers over this is to make sure there are no
alternatives, that\'s why all major Internet providers are currently
making agreements and planning to switch simultaneously somewhere
in the year 2012. This is currently all going on under very strict NDA\'s
(Non-Disclosure Agreements) because the last thing they want is the
masses speaking out against it.

We were able to uncover this information because we have been well-
known net neutrality activists for longer than a year now and over time
have we\'ve gotten in contact with many high-profile industry insiders.
We will continue our activism and the I Power website serves as a
platform for joining forces, sharing ideas and spreading awareness.

It\'s our responsibility to spread the word, use any sort of political or
media contacts you may know. The more awareness there is, the more
impossible it\'ll be for Internet providers to make this switch. Let\'s make
sure that by 2012, ISP\'s won\'t even dare think about doing anything
that goes against the principles of net neutrality.

More info...

Net neutrality has been a much debated issue for several years now
and there have been many lawsuits in cases where an Internet provider
blocked access to a certain competitor\'s site or simply crippled
download speeds on services that they felt were using up too much of
their bandwidth. But this new information that has now been confirmed
by inside sources from major ISP\'s and content providers gives us a far
bleaker vision of what the future of Internet freedom will look like if we
don\'t take action in every way we can.

Why is this happening? The entire media and marketing industry is
losing its grip on the upcoming generations of Internet-minded
consumers. Statistics show that traditional media is losing popularity
as the Internet continues to grow drastically every year. And the
Internet is a completely different place: consumers aren\'t passive any
more and advertisements don\'t have the same psychological effect they
normally have on television. Internet users are very active and focused:
they only go to the sites and services they want, and with an infinite
amount of alternatives, users simply switch to something else if one
service becomes too commercialized with annoying
advertisements.With this in mind, it\'s no surprise that the past 6 years
the industry has secretly been planning a \'take-over\' to secure the
Internet as a purely commercial playground.

Spread The Word

But there is hope... More and more people are becoming aware of the
importance of net neutrality and now that we have uncovered what the
industries have been plotting, it\'s not just about big corporations
forming shady agreements, it\'s about what they will say to their users
who will demand an explanation from their providers on what will
happen to their access in 2012. As long as there are alternatives, we
can pressure those providers who admit to being against net neutrality
and favor those who take a stand and choose to give their users their
freedom even after 2012. We can keep pushing for net neutrality laws
and we can start spreading awareness on a massive scale to make sure
that ISP\'s think twice before signing anything that\'ll go against the
freedom that made the Internet into the important open medium that it
is today.

It\'s our responsibility, spread the word and use any sort of political or
media contacts you may know. Let\'s make sure that by 2012, ISP\'s
won\'t even dare think about doing anything that goes against the
principles of net neutrality.

For more information:

Mail the I Power team at ipower@movielol.org

For media inquiries or urgent issues only:
Telephone: +32 (0) 496 93 90 44
Skype: reese015