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The European Parliament Rejects ACTA: The Impossible Becomes Possible

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 00:00 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Great news! The European Parliament has voted down ACTA. That's one secretive international treaty down...

This is a big victory in the international pro-Internet community, and it really shows that citizens like us do have the power to fight secretive trade agreements that threaten the open Interntet. We still have lots of work to do— starting with stopping the TPP's Internet trap — but let's take a moment to draw some inspiration from what has just happened with ACTA and use it when explaining the battles ahead (and our potential for huge success) to our friends, family, coworkers, and community.

Video: The Electronic Frontier Foundation give a rundown on the TPP's Internet trap

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 11:28 -- Lindsey Pinto

In this interview, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Maira Sutton breaks down the secrecy that surrounds the TPP's Internet trap, and the huge implications the TPP will have for our digital future. Check it out for a thorough rundown of this obscene agreement, then sign the petition at http://StopTheTrap.net/.

Once you're trapped, there's no going back

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 03:05 -- OpenMedia

Imagine a world where you could be dragged to court and receive a large fine for simply clicking on the wrong link, where service providers would hand over information about your online activities without privacy safeguards, and where online content could be removed by big media conglomerates at will.

Internet speeds increasing - but still a ways to go.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

A recent Akamai report indicates that Internet connection speeds are increasing on average. This is a positive development for users as the Internet holds a large place in our lives. However, we still have a long way to go to get the speeds we need. For an accessible and affordable Internet, the pro-Internet community continues to push for improvements in Internet speeds both within and between countries.

 

Article by Stacey Higginbotham for GIGaom:

Today is Internet Freedom Day!

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

Today is the one-year anniversary of the pro-Internet community’s successful Internet blackout protesting the restrictive SOPA and PIPA. Support Internet freedom and celebrate today as Internet Freedom Day.

You're inspiring

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

What does the Internet mean to you? Connection to loved ones? Opportunity to succeed? Free expression?

Whatever the reason, you helped fight for Internet freedom, and you’ve become an inspiration to people all over the world.

What do you think comes next for 2013?

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The Internet community faced many challenges in 2012 - threats to freedom of expression, access to information, and online privacy - meeting them head on and shared many successes.

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