Stop the Secrecy

Chad Koh: Protect our shared resource: Step up for the net!

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:28 -- Eva Prkachin

Tech leaders like Chad are stepping up to help us save the open Internet. Check out what he has to say, and learn more at

Article by Chad Koh

The internet is like the sea, a vast and shared resource that we all depend on. Unfortunately we do not have anything like UNCLOS to help protect that resource from the countries and companies that threaten it. So much of the innovation and content on the internet is the result of individual users like us. Well, so is the responsibility to protect it.

Luckily we have some grassroots organizations to help coordinate individual efforts. Here in Canada we have OpenMedia, which I have mentioned before and you have probably seen me tweet about. I’ve been a member for a couple of years.

This month they are reaching out to fellow tech companies, whose businesses are all enabled by a free and open internet, to step up and contribute to the protection of that precious resource. The amazing thing they have done is got together a bunch of tech organizations to match all donations. This is the best time to get the most bang for your buck.

- Read more at Chad Koh's blog