LOS ANGELES -- "The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) applauds Senator Leahy and Representative Matsui's continued commitment to the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, reintroduced today to their respective bodies in Congress. This Act will protect the open Internet from fast lanes benefitting large corporations at the expense of innovation, free expression, and competitive entrepreneurship.
WGAW members, the writers of television series, online programming, feature films, and news, support an open Internet that provides Americans with access to legal content on any device they choose. Granting Internet service providers the power to divide the Internet into haves and have-nots will stifle innovation and the creation of content, irreparably harming this engine for economic growth."
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.