STATEMENT BY GIL IN ENGLISH AND THEN PORTUGUESE AND THEN A COMMENTARY BY Luiz Fernando Moncau (@lfmoncau)
Pedro Nicoletti Mizukami (@p_mizukami)
Former Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil (pictured ) is the main promoter of an online petition that calls for " a free and democratic Internet." The petition , available at Avaaz , seeks the full vote of the Civil Framework Internet , preserving net neutrality . The text , signed by the singer , asks lawmakers to stand firm against the lobbying of telecommunication companies and that no users lose their rights because of the profit of private companies .