The Internet continues to hold huge potential because it allows open communication, creation, and sharing between individuals. One aspect of that potential lies in people's ability to gain access to information and material. Check out this article as it discusses the Internet's position in the need to open up access to knowledge, while protecting people's privacy. What do you think about the Internet's potential to level the playing field for access to knowledge? Let us know in the comments below.
Article by Sunanda Creagh for Phys.org:
The fight continues for an open Internet - check out this article where pro-Internet Senator Ron Wyden made a push for the Internet and its users at the CES conference this week.
Article by Joe Mullin for ARStechnica:
With soaring Internet fees and a growing digital divide, New York is taking a step in the right direction. But we deserve open and affordable Internet access to become a common and widespread aspect of daily life. New York's mayor puts it well, “to become the world’s leading digital city...universal access to high-speed Internet is one of the core building blocks of that vision.” With your help, we’re working to make this vision a reality in the new year and beyond.
Article by Sarah Frier and Henry Goldman for Bloomberg:
Article by Kevin Collier for the Daily Dot:
The battle over Internet rights has only just begun.
For all intents and purposes, the movement was created in January 2012, when millions of ordinary citizens saw, talked about, and complained to their representatives in Congress that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could end the Web as they knew it. The newfound Internet rights campaign success was a "victory for democracy" in the U.S., and five months later, Europe experienced its own version.
Check out this volunteer-made video of our own Reilly Yeo, who explains why the open Internet is so important. Spread it around to show why your involvement in our digital future is crucial.
*Whether it's making a video like this one or simply sharing a link, we're so proud of the work this community does—keep it up!
Looking back at 2012 you should feel proud of what you've been part of. For example, our friends at Electronic Frontier Foundation put together this review of a winning against online spying in Canada: https://www.eff.org/pages/success-story-turning-tide-against-online-spying
This year we spoke out decisively and clearly to bureaucrats and lobbyists: Don't touch our Internet, our privacy, our future.
~Thank you for being a part of this.
This community has been taking strides toward more open and affordable Internet access worldwide – but big industry lobbyists are pushing to do things like meter (read: discourage) your Internet use, and charge you more for less. That's one reason it's so important that together, we keep using the Internet to save the Internet.
Article by Gerry Smith for the Huffington Post:
The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet.
Our online privacy came under siege in 2012, but together we're building an amazing Internet freedom community to push back and protect our digital rights. There's a lot to do in 2013, but we have incredible momentum—we at OpenMedia are so excited to stand with you this year.
In this volunteer-made video Steve Anderson, the Executive Director and founder of OpenMedia, explains why he stands with citizens to fight for an open Internet.