The fight continues for internet freedom against the forces of control, tyranny and monopolization concerning internet freedom, banks out of control and hidden GMOs.
Please sign the petitions below:
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Defending your rights in the digital world
Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom
Join EFF and Internet users worldwide in calling on elected officials to uphold rights in the digital world.
The EFF community and millions of others fought together to stop SOPA and the powerful interests that sought to limit our innovation and free speech.
Now it’s time to take the next step. EFF has worked with a broad coalition of public interest groups to create the Declaration of Internet Freedom. The Declaration is simple: it offers five core principles that should guide any policy relating to the Internet.
We believe that these principles are worth fighting for.
Join us. Sign now to join a growing movement fighting for rights in the digital world and send a letter to your Congressional Representatives asking them to join you in supporting a free and open Internet.
Declaration of Internet Freedom
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.
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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.
This is one of the biggest abuses of judicial power. They want to extradite a British national to the US for nothing, while bankers commit serial fraud on a massive scale, and get away with it Scott- free.
Join Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales: Protect Internet Freedom And Seek Justice for Richard O’Dwyer
Hi, I am Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and if you care about justice and the future of Internet freedom, Demand Progress and I need your help. This will only take a few seconds, but you can really help us change things for the better.
Richard O’Dwyer is a 24 year old British student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is facing extradition to the USA and up to ten years in prison, for creating a website – TVShack.net – which linked (similarly to a search-engine) to places to watch TV and movies online.
O’Dwyer is not a US citizen, he’s lived in the UK all his life, his site was not hosted there, and most of his users were not from the US. America is trying to prosecute a UK citizen for an alleged crime which took place on UK soil.
The Internet as a whole must not tolerate censorship in response to mere allegations of copyright infringement. As citizens we must stand up for our rights online.
Please sign on at right here to join me in demanding that British authorities refuse to extradite O’Dwyer, and that US officials cease persecuting him.
When operating his site, Richard O’Dwyer always did his best to play by the rules: on the few occasions he received requests to remove content from copyright holders, he complied. His site hosted links, not copyrighted content, and these were submitted by users.
Copyright is an important institution, serving a beneficial moral and economic purpose. But that does not mean that copyright can or should be unlimited. It does not mean that we should abandon time-honored moral and legal principles to allow endless encroachments on our civil liberties in the interests of the moguls of Hollywood.
Richard O’Dwyer is the human face of the battle between the content industry and the interests of the general public. Earlier this year, in the fight against SOPA and PIPA, the public won its first big victory. This could be our second.
This is why I am petitioning the UK’s Home Secretary Theresa May to stop the extradition of Richard O’Dwyer, and asking the United States to end his prosecution. I hope you will join me.
– Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder
Just add your name at right to sign on and email UK and US authorities.
Here is a petition to put bankers behind bars. I completely agree.
Big banks have been caught in a massive scam to rig global interest rates, ripping off millions of people on their mortgages, student loans and more! We’d go to jail for this, but Barclays bank has only been fined, and just a fraction of their profits! Outrage is mounting — this is our chance to finally turn the tide of the banks’ reign over our democracies.
The EU finance regulator, Michel Barnier is standing up to the powerful bank lobby and championing reform that would put bankers behind bars for fraud like this. If the EU goes first, accountability could quickly spread across the globe. But the banks are lobbying hard against it, and we need a massive surge of people power to drive these reforms through.
If we can get 1 million people to stand with Barnier in the next 3 days, it will give him momentum to face down the banking lobby and push governments to bring reform. Sign the petition, and our growing numbers will be represented by adding mock bankers to a jail right in front of the EU Parliament.
Please sign the JustLabelIt petition concerning GMOs.