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Quote of the Day: Al Gore Defended the Internet

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 20 2011

Photo credit: Campus Party Brasil

Defend the Internet. Do not let it be controlled by governments or by large corporations. It is a network of people.

-- An impassioned Al Gore talked up the need for regular folk to come to the aid of the Internet in a speech he delivered at Campus Party, a global roving geek fest that happened to take place in Brazil this week. The Hill's Sara Jerome has the report, and you can check the former American vice president's delivery for yourself here. (And no, Al Gore never claimed to have invented the Internet, so you won't be getting any meme-reinforcing jokes of that kind here. Except the headline. That one couldn't be helped.)