Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.
Big stories need human stakes.
Without the ability to talk about government power, there's no way for citizens to make sure this power isn't being misused.
Senator Wyden continues to be the Senate's truest champion of an open Internet.
Large corporations, of course, are blinded by greed. The laws under which they operate require it - their shareholders would revolt at anything less.
The Open Access Movement has fought valiantly to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it.