Declaration of Internet Freedom

Together, many of us fought to stop SOPA, ACTA, and other attempts to restrict internet freedom around the world. It was a wake-up call that a free and open internet must be defended. Yet these fights were an incredible display of how internet communities everywhere can tilt the balance of power to the people. And there will be more fights.

Five basic principles are outlined in this Declaration (to the right and below). If you agree with them, please go ahead and put your name to them.

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.

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Declaration of Internet Freedom

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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.


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To read the Declaration, see a list of affiliated organizations, and more, click here: http://www.internetdeclaration.org