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): http://www.internetdeclaration.org
Join us in keeping the internet free and open.