Monday marked a milestone for free speech advocates in the internet community; a myriad of high-profile organizations and websites ranging from the ACLU, Amnesty, and Reddit, to Y Combinator, Techdirt and SMBC have signed The Internet Declaration of Freedom. The document holds sacred five basic freedoms: expression, access, openness, innovation, and privacy.
While its impact against recent internet regulation measures like SOPA is still unclear, it has met a generally positive response: nearly 2,000 Likes on Facebook, and it’s only been a few hours since its release. What do you think about the Declaration? Do you agree?