We believe that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world. But to keep the Internet free and open, we must promote these principles in every country, every industry and every community. And we believe that these freedoms will bring about more creativity, more innovation and a better society.
We are joining an international movement to defend our freedoms because we believe that they are worth fighting for.
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Declaration of Internet Freedom
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.
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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