The Longest Now


Sudo make me an Internet
Monday July 02nd 2012, 5:09 pm
Filed under: Blogroll,gustatory,international,Uncategorized

Over the past year, in the US, Italy and other countries, Internet communities have flexed their muscles and demonstrated their popularity and capacity for organizing public opinion, by convincing lawmakers not to pass bills that would have made life difficult for ‘Net service providers and site owners.

Recently, two US Congressmen who were important opponents of SOPA in the House and Senate, Darrell Issa and Ron Wyden, called for and then published a draft Digital Citizen’s Bill of Rights, which they opened for public annotation and comment.  (Kudos for the concept and quick turnaround – that’s a more direct engagement of readers than any other political effort I’ve seen recently. But I hope they keep developing the platform, or move it to something more refactorable.)

This week a more global network of organizations that strive for open access to knowledge and the Internet have published a “Declaration of Internet Freedom“, calling for governments and institutions and people everywhere to support a similar set of principles that support what we have come to think of as a free (and adaptable) Internet.  I support that effort, as do the EFF, Public Knowledge, Free Press, and the Cheezburger empire.  Even if the ‘declaration’ is more a proposition of principles to uphold.

You can sign on to the declaration online.

P.S. for an explanation of the subject, see this.


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I’d like to know which TERRO HACKERS (RINGS) disabled my TWITTER account PRECISELY at the momnet I had announced work sotry of two Celtic girls in San Francisco, oen SCOTTISH & one WELSH a kind of American “EAST-ENDERS”

Comment by Casey 07.13.12 @ 11:10 pm

Online regulation and the juxtaposition of civil rights and necessary regulation is the biggest civil law legal issue of the 21st century. Only just the beginning.

Comment by bj 07.14.12 @ 7:36 am



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