Saturday, December 29, 2012

Is AT&T the Grinch That Stole Internet Freedom?

Defeating SOPA. Pushing back on FaceTime blocking. Releasing the Declaration of Internet Freedom. We had some big moments in 2012.
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> Next year could be even bigger. In 2013 we may need to stand up for Net Neutrality once again. We'll need to beat back profit-hungry forces that would make it harder and more expensive for us to get online. And we'll need to protect our right to communicate online — in private — like never before. 

Together we stopped SOPA and PIPA, bills that would have dismantled the open Internet in the name of copyright enforcement. We forced AT&T to relent when we caught it violating Net Neutrality and harming consumers by blocking the FaceTime video-calling app. 
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> And we put forward a vision of Internet freedom for all: The Declaration of Internet Freedom was translated into more than 70 languages and signed by thousands of organizations, multiple members of Congress and even the president of Costa Rica.
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> But make no mistake: In 2013 we'll have to work even harder to keep the Internet free and open.

> A federal court will decide the future of Net Neutrality.
> Local legislators will try to stop communities from building their own broadband networks.
> The SOPA/PIPA forces will be back with new Web-censorship bills.
> Corporations and government will push cybersecurity policies that violate our privacy and harm the Internet.
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> More than ever before, the public needs to be at the decision-making table every time the future of the Internet is at stake. We need to be ready.
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> With your tax-deductible gift, we will be.
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> Thank you for your support.
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> Best,
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> Josh, Carrie and the rest of the Free Press team
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