Statement from Center for Democracy & Technology on January 18: Internet Freedom Day

For Immediate Release


Mark Stanley

Center for Democracy & Technology


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 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.

Media Contacts:

Katherine Maher

Mark Stanley

Center for Democracy & Technology


Ben Huh

Cheezburger, Inc.

Heather Greenfield

Computer & Communications Industry Association


Craig Newmark

Adi Kamdar

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Patrick Ruffini


Joscelin Cooper

Engine Advocacy | Hattery


Jennifer Mercurio

Entertainment Consumers Association


Tiffiniy Cheng

Fight for the Future


Josh Levy

Free Press

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Clara Hogan

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute


Andrew Rasiej

NY Tech Meetup and Personal Democracy Media


David Moore
Participatory Politics Foundation


Bartees Cox

Public Knowledge


Mike Masnick


Berin Szoka



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.

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