Today a coalition of public interest groups announced the Declaration of Internet Freedom—a statement that outlines the rights and principles necessary for an open Internet. Coalition members including the EFF, Access, and others, wrote the declaration as a starting point and are now inviting the public to join the discussion. For more on the declaration, see this post by the EFF. Laughing Squid supports the Declaration of Internet Freedom with all ten of our tentacles.
Declaration of Internet Freedom
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.