Bloggers Sign Their Own Declaration

By US Daily Review Staff.

What does freedom mean to different people and industries? Here is a Declaration of Internet Freedom, what it states and who signed it:

We believe that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world. To keep the Internet free and open, we call on communities, industries and countries to recognize these principles. We believe that they will help to bring about more creativity, more innovation and more open societies.

We are joining an international movement to defend our freedoms because we believe that they are worth fighting for.
Let’s 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 make possible.
Join us in keeping the Internet free and open.
[You can interact with the following text on redditTechdirtCheezburger and Github.]

DECLARATION

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.

SIGNERS

Organizations & Companies

  • Access Take Action!
  • Access Humboldt
  • Alliance for Community Media
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Amicus
  • Amnesty International
  • Association for Progressive Communications
  • Association for Women’s Rights in Development
  • Attachments.me
  • Aviary
  • Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  • Bits of Freedom
  • Bolo Bhi
  • Boulder Denver New Tech
  • Boxee
  • Breadpig
  • Bytes for All
  • CALPIRG
  • Calyx Institute
  • Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Center for Digital Democracy
  • Center for Media Justice
  • Center for Rural Strategies
  • Centre for Internet and Society
  • Cheezburger, Inc.
  • Circa
  • ColorOfChange.org
  • Communication Is Your Right
  • DailyKos
  • Demand Progress
  • Digitale Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Digital Sisters
  • Echo Ditto, Inc.
  • Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation Take Action!
  • Entertainment Consumers Association
  • Fark, Inc.
  • Favstar
  • Fight for the Future Take Action!
  • Foundry Group
  • Free Press Take Action!
  • Free Speech TV
  • Future of Music Coalition
  • Girl Develop It
  • Globalvision
  • Global Voices Advocacy
  • Greenlining
  • Hackers & Founders
  • Harry Potter Alliance
  • Human Rights First
  • Hypothes.is
  • If I Were President
  • Imagine K12
  • Industry Ears
  • Institute for Local Self Reliance
  • Internet Infrastructure Coalition
  • The Julia Group
  • Laughing Squid
  • Levo League
  • Loudsauce
  • Lower Third Productions
  • MacUser magazine
  • MakerBot
  • May First/People Link
  • Media Equity Collaborative
  • Media Literacy Project
  • Mother Jones
  • Mozilla
  • National Hispanic Media Coalition
  • NationBuilder
  • Native Public Media
  • Netroots Nation
  • NY Tech Meetup
  • Open Knowledge Foundation
  • OpenMedia.ca
  • OpenMIC
  • Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
  • Orbotix
  • Organizing 2.0
  • Participatory Politics Foundation
  • People’s Production House
  • Personal Democracy Media
  • Privacy Camp
  • Prometheus Radio Project
  • Public Knowledge
  • Public News Service
  • Rebuild the Dream
  • reddit
  • Reporters Without Borders
  • Rewired State
  • Save Hosting Coalition
  • SEOmoz
  • Shuttleworth Foundation
  • SideTour
  • SMBC
  • Sonic.net
  • Techdirt
  • Techstars
  • 350.org
  • Topspin
  • Trippi & Associates
  • Truthout
  • Tucows
  • Union Square Ventures
  • UNITY Journalists
  • The UpTake
  • Upworthy
  • Ushahidi
  • Witness
  • Women In Media & News
  • Women Who Tech
  • Women’s Media Center
  • Y Combinator
  • Yesware
  • Young Rewired State

Individuals

  • Hisham Almiraat, co-founder, TalkMorocco.net
  • Marvin Ammori, Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society, Affiliate Scholar
  • Renata Avila, Global Voices Author, Creative Commons Guatemala.
  • Seth Bannon, founder, Amicus
  • Jason Barnett, The UpTake
  • Sami Ben Gharbia, Nawaat.org
  • Yochai Benkler, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • danah boyd, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Diego Casaes, Global Voices Portuguese Lingua Editor
  • Vinton G. Cerf, Internet Pioneer
  • Susan Crawford, Harvard Law School
  • Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
  • Neil Gaiman, author
  • Urs Gasser, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Dan Gillmor, Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University
  • Nick Grossman, MIT Media Lab, connected.io
  • Ben Huh, CEO, Cheezburger, Inc.
  • David S. Isenberg, F2C: Freedom to Connect
  • Ramzi Jaber, onlinecensorship.org
  • Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine.com
  • Samuel Klein, One Laptop Per Child
  • Damian Kulash, OK Go
  • Ronaldo Lemos, Center for Technology & Society at FGV
  • Heather Leson, Ushahidi
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, author,Consent of the Networked
  • Andrew McLaughlin, former deputy CTO, White House
  • Sascha Meinrath, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
  • Ellen Miller, Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation
  • Craig Montuori, PolitiHacks
  • Glyn Moody, author, Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution
  • Alexis Ohanian, co-founder, reddit
  • John Palfrey, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  • Amanda Palmer, Musician and performer
  • Eli Pariser, Upworthy
  • Andrew Rasiej, Founder Personal Democracy Media, Chairman NY Tech Meetup
  • Leila Nachawati Rego, Global Voices Online
  • Patrick Ruffini, Don’t Censor the Net
  • Reihan Salam, The Daily,National Review
  • Derek Slater
  • Elizabeth Stark, Stanford University
  • Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation
  • Aaron Swartz, founder and director of Demand Progress
  • Baratunde Thurston, author,How to Be Black
  • Jillian C. York, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Barbara van Schewick, Director, Center for Internet and Society
    Stanford Law School
  • Deanna Zandt, author, Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking
  • Jonathan Zittrain, professor and author

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