http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/takeaction/?campaign_id=neutrality1

I just got an email from a customer of mine asking me if this was a legit email.

At first glance it appears to be a legit email, but I'm not familiar with eBay that much and this link: http://click3.ebay.com/306460395.64016.0.94684

turns into: http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/takeaction/?campaign_id=neutrality1

Here is the email she forwarded to me:

> *From:* Meg Whitman <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> *To:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 01, 2006 11:52 AM
> *Subject:* A Letter to 1941cathie from eBay CEO, Meg Whitman
>
>    
>    
> *eBay sent this message to xxxxxx ( xxxxxxx). *
> Your registered name is included to show this message originated from
> eBay. Learn more. <http://click3.ebay.com/306460395.64016.0.61836>
>
>    
>            
> *Net Neutrality and the eBay Community: A Call to Action*
>
> Dear xxxxxxx,
>
> As you know, I almost never reach out to you personally with a request
> to get involved in a debate in the U.S. Congress. However, today I feel
> I must.
>
> Right now, the telephone and cable companies in control of Internet
> access are trying to use their enormous political muscle to dramatically
> change the Internet. It might be hard to believe, but lawmakers in
> Washington are seriously debating whether consumers should be free to
> use the Internet as they want in the future.
>
> The phone and cable companies now control more than 95% of all Internet
> access. These large corporations are spending millions of dollars to
> promote legislation that would divide the Internet into a two-tiered system.
>
> The top tier would be a "Pay-to-Play" high-speed toll-road restricted to
> only the largest companies that can afford to pay high fees for
> preferential access to the Net.
>
> The bottom tier -- the slow lane -- would be what is left for everyone
> else. If the fast lane is the information "super-highway," the slow lane
> will operate more like a dirt road.
>
> Today's Internet is an incredible open marketplace for goods, services,
> information and ideas. We can't give that up. A two lane system will
> restrict innovation because start-ups and small companies -- the
> companies that can't afford the high fees -- will be unable to succeed,
> and we'll lose out on the jobs, creativity and inspiration that come
> with them.
>
> The power belongs with Internet users, not the big phone and cable
> companies. Let's use that power to send as many messages as possible to
> our elected officials in Washington. Please join me by clicking here
> <http://click3.ebay.com/306460395.64016.0.94684> right now to send a
> message to your representatives in Congress before it is too late. You
> can make the difference.
>
> Thank you for reading this note. I hope you'll make your voice heard today.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Meg Whitman
> President and CEO
> eBay Inc.
>
> P.S. If you have any questions about this issue, please contact us at
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>.
>
>
>    
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>
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>
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>

Thanks
--
George Rogato

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