All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘internet freedom’

Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill

The Internet came under attack far too many times in 2012, but the biggest threat came from the United Nations and its ITU branch. If the group had its way, the Internet would have come under control of the U.N. instead of the current multi-stakeholder approach. A number of nations, including the U.S., rejected the treaty on the grounds of …

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CitizenWeb Project Is The Newest Internet Freedom Fighter On The Block

In recent years, a number of digital rights advocacy groups have sprung up to fight against what they see as government and corporate interference into their private lives on the Internet. Today, we can add one more to the bunch with the CitizenWeb Project. So, what is the CitizenWeb Project? It’s a group founded by Jacob Cook that fights for …

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Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs

This year’s internet blackout and the fights against SOPA and PIPA show that the community of the internet, as diverse and weird as it can be, does have a common intrest in keeping the web open for everyone. Reddit, the popular social news and entertainment website, led the charge for the internet blackout protest and has now embarked on a …

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Democratic Party Platform Touches on Internet Freedom

On the eve of the kickoff of their 2012 National Convention, the Democrats released their official party platform. And just like the Republicans did in their official platform, they’ve included a small segment concerning “Internet Freedom.” It looks like the three main tenets of the Democrats’ internet strategy concern unfettered information flow, IP protection, and privacy. Here’s what they have …

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May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence

There’s a lot of talk of freedom and independence during July, especially in America. It’s the core-founding principle of our nation that every citizen be entitled to their basic human rights – “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Shouldn’t those same basic human rights apply to the new frontier – the Internet? A lot of different organizations and groups …

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ACTA Is Still Alive and Kicking, Could Be Ratified Soon

Folks, you might want to get those Guy Fawkes masks out, and start working on your next anti-ACTA sign, because there’s a very real chance the European Parliament is going to circumvent the European Court of Justice and ratify it themselves. Initially, the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) protests resulted in the decision to have the Court review the treaty, but …

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