The Declaration of Internet Freedom
If the Internet had existed back in the 1700s, our Founding Fathers would have wholeheartedly embraced the Declaration of Internet Freedom.
Oppressive governments, telecom companies and Hollywood and music industry moguls are all trying to wreak havoc on our Internet access. Instead of fending off one attack after another, Internet users have rediscovered that the best defense is a good offense.
The Declaration of Internet Freedom has a Preamble, a Declaration and a Bill of Rights consisting of five basic principles:
Expression: Don't censor the Internet.
Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.
Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.
Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users' actions.
Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used.
Please check out the complete text at the linked article, and sign the Declaration.
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