Six tech companies filing net neutrality lawsuit
Six technology companies including Kickstarter, Foursquare and Etsy have launched a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in an effort to preserve network neutrality rules. The companies, which also include Shutterstock, Expa and Automattic, filed their petition with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The suit is being filed on behalf of the companies that are part of the Coalition for Internet Openness, which is an organization committed to preserving the openness, speed and accessibility of the internet for all Americans. “Already, over 30,000 Etsy sellers participated in the FCC’s public comment process, and tens of thousands more reached out to Congress in support of net neutrality. Now we’re bringing their stories and experiences to the courts,” said Althea Erickson, Head of Advocacy and Impact at Etsy. The companies join Vimeo and Mozilla, as well as several state attorneys general who have also filed lawsuits against the FCC in support of the net neutrality rules.
Six tech companies filing net neutrality lawsuit (The Hill) Tech Companies Including FourSquare, Etsy Are Suing the FCC Over Net Neutrality (AdWeek)