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Rage against the FCC: Musicians say killing net neutrality threatens art

By Mark Kaufman


Net neutrality’s day of reckoning is fast approaching, and musicians of all persuasions – pop, rock, rap – are making noise about Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s intentions to quash Obama-era internet equality rules.

The decision will be made by the FCC’s five commissioners in a vote on Dec. 14. Three are Republicans (including Pai), two are Democrats, and they almost always vote along party lines.

As the vote looms, some …

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