from the step-up dept
We helped created a "survival guide" for those who wished to fill out the (long, arduous) survey, and many of you did. As a follow up to that, via our think tank, the Copia Institute, we've now spearheaded a followup effort, which we've put up on the Don't Wreck The Net site. It's a letter to the EU Commission, signed by a number of internet companies and investors who care deeply about keeping the internet open and competitive. You can see the letter on that site, and it has already been signed by investors such as Union Square Ventures and Homebrew and a bunch of great internet companies, including Reddit, Medium, DuckDuckGo, Patreon, Automattic (Wordpress), Yelp, CloudFlare, Shapeways and more.
Before sending it on to the EU, however, we'd love to get more companies, entrepreneurs, technologists, investors and more signed on. So if you go to the Don't Wreck The Net site, not only can you see the letter we're sending, but also the ability to sign on. If you're signing on as yourself, that's easy. If you're signing on on behalf of your organization, then we'll need to reach back out to you to obtain proof that you have the ability to sign on behalf of that organization. No matter what, please look it over and consider signing on, as it's important for the EU to recognize the consequences of what regulations they may place on the internet for the wider tech and startup ecosystem.