Internet launches Declaration of Internet Freedom

A bunch of people across the Internet signed and published a Declaration of Internet Freedom. It hopes to inform people, and get leaders to understand what this is.

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.

As a community, let’s also discuss these principles — agree or disagree with them, debate them, translate them, make them your own, and broaden the discussion with your community — as only the internet can enable. You can interact with the following text on reddit, TechDirt and Cheezburger.

To see a list of affiliated organizations, and more, click here (launching later during the day Monday):

Join us in keeping the internet free and open.

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.