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A day before we celebrate our nation's Freedom and Independence, a wide range of Activists and organizations have thrown their support behind a declaration of Internet freedom. The New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute joins organizations like Amnesty International and MoZilla to affirm five Basic Principles of global importance:
- Expression: Don't censor the Internet.
- Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable NETWORKS.
- Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to Connect, Communicate, write, Read, Watch, Speak, Listen, Learn, Create and innovate.
- Innovation: Protect The Freedom to innovate and create Without Permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users' actions.
- Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to Control how their data and devices are used.