For too long in the US, Congress has attempted to legislate the Internet in favor of big corporations and heavy-handed law enforcement at the expense of its users’ basic Constitutional rights. The Electronic Frontier Foundation writes that Netizens’ strong desire to keep the Internet open and free has been brushed aside as naïve and inconsequential, in favor of lobbyists and special interest groups. Well, no longer.
The EFF and a broad coalition of civil society groups called on elected officials to sign the new Declaration of Internet Freedom and uphold basic rights in the digital world. The Declaration is simple; it offers five core principles that should guide any policy relating to the Internet: stand up for online free expression, openness, access, innovation and privacy. Sign it here.
Early Signers of Declaration of Internet Freedom
|American Civil Liberties Union||Cheezburger, Inc.||Free Press|
|Amnesty International||Center for Democracy & Technology||MacUser magazine||Techdirt|
|Boxee||Electronic Frontier Foundation||Mozilla||Tucows|
- Amnesty International, Harvard professors sign Declaration of Internet Freedom (nextlevelofnews.com)