Keeping the Internet Free and Open

Thousands of organisations and individuals have united together and signed a declaration that promotes internet freedom, giving normal people a political impact to overcome anti-internet bills like SOPA and PIPA.

The Declaration of Internet Freedom consists of five basic principles – expression, access, openness, innovation and privacy. At only 100 words long, it is consciously vague as the organisers are encouraging users to discuss, debate, translate and broaden the principles by interacting on sites such as Reddit and Github.

Free Press, the organisation behind the declaration has said: “All too often, people in power are making political decisions behind closed doors about how the internet should operate and they’re doing this without the involvement of actual internet users. It’s time for us to reclaim the internet for its users.”

The declaration can be signed on behalf of an organisation or as an individual. Web Applications UK and I have signed it, have you?