In the past few days several well known internet companies and thought leaders have launched the “Declaration of Internet Freedom“.
Rather than try to explain it here’s the actual text which I think speaks for itself:
We stand for a free and open Internet.
We support transparent and participatory processes for making Internet policy and the establishment 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.
- Declaration of Internet Freedom (boingboing.net)
- A Declaration of Internet Freedom & Independence (bigthink.com)
- Josh Levy: After SOPA: A Declaration of Internet Freedom (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Declaration of Internet Freedom (laughingsquid.com)