Washington – Last week AT&T admitted muting Pearl Jam’s political lyrics during its exclusive webcast of the band’s Lollapalooza show on Aug. 5. AT&T rightly apologized, said the silencing was a mistake by a content monitor, and claimed that the company "does not censor or edit performances." AT&T spokeswoman Tiffany Nels also told the Los Angeles Times that it uses the content monitors to block "excessive profanity." read more
"It’s time for every musician in America to demand protection from the telecommunications companies and their ‘self regulation.’ We need strong net neutrality laws to protect the openness of the Internet, or our music, our views, and our freedoms will be as silent as the second half of the muted Pearl Jam song."