For Immediate Release
Statement from Center for Democracy & Technology on January 18: Internet Freedom Day
WASHINGTON - The Center for Democracy & Technology joins other groups and individuals in the following statement.
Today, on the anniversary of the massive protests against the Internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA, a broad network of individuals and organizations are joining to celebrate Internet Freedom Day. The website InternetFreedomDay.net lists a variety of actions in support of the open Internet, including a new tradition asking Internet users to share something they love that should never be censored.
The defeat of SOPA and PIPA was a watershed moment in our political history. Internet Freedom Day provides an opportunity not only to look back in commemoration, but also to raise awareness and remind lawmakers that the Internet-using public continues to pay close attention and take action to defend the Internet and free speech.
Our large and diverse community—which includes creators, innovators, advocates, and individuals from across the political spectrum—cares deeply about Internet freedom and will stand together to defend it.
Center for Democracy & Technology
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Engine Advocacy | Hattery
Entertainment Consumers Association
Fight for the Future
New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute
NY Tech Meetup and Personal Democracy Media
Participatory Politics Foundation
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.