Michael Copps has a message for the technology industry when it comes to Net neutrality: Get involved.
Copps, a Democratic commissioner in the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission since May 2001, recently urged an audience of technology executives to participate in the political process and public debate on preserving the Internet's freedom and diversity, which could be jeopardized by operators seeking to control distribution and content. Either that, or the Net could quickly be dominated by the interests of only a few media giants in this country.
CNET News.com caught up with Copps at the recent Supernova 2006 tech conference in San Francisco, where he talked about Net neutrality, the broadcast flag and the plight of decency on TV.
Be sure to read the Q&A!