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Feb 19, 2010 2:01 PM by David Ortiviz

Yo! College nerds make rap video to protect Internet

Two college students in Pueblo have taken a creative approach to help keep the internet free and open. Mike and Mark DeHerrera made a music video on the topic on Net Neutrality. In fact, they rap in the video. The self-proclaimed nerds made it as part of their introduction to Mass Communications class at Pueblo Community College last semester.

"Yo everyone you need to know something. Your freedom is at risk. Not your freedom of speech. Not your freedom of press. Your freedom on the internet," the brothers rap in the the colorful and flashy video, which is 1:49 minutes long.

The website, Savetheinternet briefly featured the video on their homepage. According to Savetheinternet, net neutrality means the Internet service providers may not discriminate between different kinds of content and applications online. It guarantees a level playing field for all Web sites and Internet technologies.

In the music video, the DeHerrera brothers promote House Bill 3458. The bill, also known as the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009, encourages the U.S. to adopt a policy that will preserve the open nature of Internet communications and networks.

"Yo the internet need to neutral So nerds like us can be back to World of Warcraft and quit rapping already," the DeHerrea brothers say at the end of the video.

You can watch the entire video by visiting reporter David Ortiviz's YouTube Channel: Ortivision

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