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Unions: FCC Plan Not 'Necessary or Desirable'
But in a filing with the FCC, the five organizations claim that they do not believe that the plan—referred to as "Title II"—"is either necessary or desirable to achieve the public policy goals the commission has articulated for broadband and an open Internet." The statement focuses on the importance of copyright protections in any Internet-regulation plan.
The statement came on the same day that the Writers Guild of America West filed comments with the FCC in support of Title II.
"We are opposed to all forms of piracy," WGAW president John Wells said. "But we must find solutions that do not trample on First and Fourth Amendment rights. We are confident that a free and open Internet, governed by net neutrality principles, can and must coexist with strong copyright enforcement."
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