A group of wannabe-superstars from the tech world just released a video called “Bits Don’t Lie” (embedded below), a plea in favor of net neutrality based on the Shakira song “Hips Don’t Lie.”
The amount of musical talent on display is, uh, variable, but it definitely lays out the pro-neutrality argument in a memorable fashion. Sample lyric: “The bandwidth, the freedom, don’t you see, baby, this is so open.”
“Bits Don’t Lie” is the inaugural episode of a new web video show called CultureLick, with the goal of “taking an irreverent look at reverent issues — culture, music, fashion, art, technology, and the course of creativity in all of its forms and incarnations.” It’s hosted by artist/blogger/entrepreneur Drue Kataoka, who you may remember from her startup wedding registry, but the real stars of the first episode are Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg (whose weakness for appearing in music videos is well-documented) and venture capitalist Tim Draper (who has already proven that he’s immune to embarrassment).
As for net neutrality (the principle that internet providers must treat all traffic equally, regardless of the content or users involved), Federal Communications Commission chair Julius Genachowski has said he’s working to get the FCC to formalize its rules for enforcing neutrality.
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