Group unites to declare internet freedom

Online censorship is increasingly becoming a problem, with regulations, laws and bills threatening the openness that has in part resulted in the success of the internet. Industry figures last year argued SOPA threatened the web; while the bill was defeated, countries continue to try and push through variations, urged on by powerful media giants. The UK and other countries are also seeing court orders forcing ISPs to block websites. Additionally, corporations and patent trolls alike block technologies, holding back innovation.

The Declaration of Internet Freedom has now been created to help build a movement of internet users who’ve previously united to stop threats such as those already outlined, and to push proactively for online freedom. Josh Levy (JL), Internet Campaign Director at Free Press, spoke to .net about the declaration and the problems facing the internet.

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