More And More People Sign On To The Declaration Of Internet Freedom

from the good-news dept

Earlier this month, we took part in the launch of The Declaration of Internet Freedom, which got a fair bit of attention, nearly all of it positive. There were a few critics, but it appears that an awful lot of people and organizations find themselves in agreement with these basic principles and are willing to sign on. Already over 1,500 organizations and 50,000 individuals have signed on, including at least two members of Congress (Ron Wyden in the Senate and Darrell Issa in the House).

There's also been a ton of ongoing discussion, including our own efforts over at Step2. These conversations continue to move forward, with various events being planned around the globe over the next few months to get more people talking about these principles and thinking about what they mean to them and why they're important. Either way, it seems this project is off to a nice start.

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Jul 2012 @ 6:03am

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    That report is priceless is just shows how clueless the MAFIAAtards really are.

    They ask for unrestricted power to censor anything they don't like and can't seem to understand why so many people do not go along with it.

    Or they do know that and made a conscious effort not to write down anything that would really put what they want into perspective.

    Power to decide what happens to what apps or not, power to decide who can be on the internet or not, power to decide who can say, show, listen or do anything.

    With a great example of how that will be abused on the FCC's open-set-top-box failed initiative.
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/how-big-cable-killed-the-open-set-top-box-an d-what-to-do-about-it/

    Even the FCC is now talking DMCA reform. That is of course the FCC wants to allow others to crack protections so people can deliver equipment to the market without having to go through a certification process that is totally controlled by cable companies that have zero interest in licensing others to do something.

    That should be a big giant fraking red flag right there, we all know what happens if the MAFIAAtards get what they want, we are all screwed.

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