FreeSpeech.org Launches FreeSpeechTV Video Campaign

From the official Press Release:

Today Free Speech TV launched a public campaign urging Internet users to remember it’s our web, and not the property of large corporations. Find the launch page at http://freespeech.org/ourweb

Free Speech TV is using the “It’s Our Web” Campaign to educate the public on the dangers of an Internet subjugated by a cartel of domineering big media corporations. Free Speech TV is also using the campaign to launch its new non-profit, non-commercial open-source based social networking community that can be found at http://community.freespeech.org

The video touches on issues such as online privacy/tracking, centralized ownership, and copyright, which have been hitting the headlines lately due to new incursions by big online media conglomerates including the widely distained “Facebook Beacon”.

A growing group of bloggers, independent media organizations, open-source developers, and Internet users have latched onto the video as a rallying cry for an Internet free of invasive marketing and advertising.

Below is the video they've released.

More information about FreeSpeechTV after the jump.

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What is FreeSpeechTV?

From their About us page:

Free Speech TV is a publicly-supported, independent, non-profit TV channel that is a project of Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization. It is available nationally, 24/7, on DISH Satellite Network. Selected programs are available on 172 community access cable stations in 35 states. Click here to see the members of the Free Speech TV Advisory Board

How long has it been around?

Free Speech TV was founded in 1995, but our roots extend back to The 90's public television show and The 90's Channel on cable television, both of which were founded in 1989. From 1995 to 2000, we provided weekly programming via videotape to a network of 50 community cable channels. In 2000, FSTV realized its goal of launching the first national progressive television network when it was awarded a full-time satellite channel on DISH Network as a result of an FCC policy to set aside 4%-7% of satellite channels for public interest channels.

What kind of programming does it offer?

Free Speech TV broadcasts independently-produced documentaries dealing with social, political, cultural, and environmental issues; commissions and produces original programming; develops programming partnerships and collaborations with social justice organizations; provides special live broadcasts from remote locations; and maintains an adjunct Web site that hosts one of the Internet's largest collection of progressive audio and video content.

Here's the full content of today's Press Release from FreeSpeechTV:

Free Speech TV Launches “It’s Our Web” Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2007

Today Free Speech TV launched a public campaign urging Internet users to remember it’s our web, and not the property of large corporations. Find the launch page at http://freespeech.org/ourweb

Free Speech TV is using the “It’s Our Web” Campaign to educate the public on the dangers of an Internet subjugated by a cartel of domineering big media corporations. Free Speech TV is also using the campaign to launch its new non-profit, non-commercial open-source based social networking community that can be found at http://community.freespeech.org

The video touches on issues such as online privacy/tracking, centralized ownership, and copyright, which have been hitting the headlines lately due to new incursions by big online media conglomerates including the widely distained “Facebook Beacon”.

A growing group of bloggers, independent media organizations, open-source developers, and Internet users have latched onto the video as a rallying cry for an Internet free of invasive marketing and advertising.

Free Speech TV Director of Outreach Jason McKain said today:

“It’s exciting to see Internet users from all walks of life sharing and engaging with this exciting video and campaign. The popularity of video tells us that there is a prevalent underlying concern with these issues, and we are happy to provide an alternative for those who choose to get off websites geared towards manipulating and exploiting its users.”

Steve Anderson the Executive Producer of the "It's Our Web" video said today:

"Suddenly it feels like the Internet is being shaped to satisfy the demands of advertisers and marketers rather then us, the users. We need to embraces Internet sites, services and tools that are more independent of this excessive and unnecessary obstruction to our online travels. I hope this video serves as a tool for those demanding an Internet independent of manipulation and privacy violations"

Free Speech TV is a publicly-supported, independent, non-profit TV channel that is a project of Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization. It is available nationally, 24/7, on DISH Satellite Network. Selected programs are available on 172 community access cable stations in 38 states. The Free Speech social networking community can be found at http://freespeech.org

Contact:
Jason O. McKain
Director of Outreach
303-542-4824 (office)
720-270-2792 (cell)

Steve Anderson
Executive Producer
604-837-5730

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