Open Internet

An open internet allows its users to maximize the opportunities for free expression and innovation offered by an accessible, interconnected, and unrestricted platform. To help the internet retain its democratic values and openness, we work to protect users’ rights to access, create, and share content and services.

Governments and companies that control vital communications infrastructures should not be allowed to leverage that control to limit access, expression, or innovation. But neither should companies be saddled with the responsibility to protect the interests of content owners. Moreover, competition among infrastructure owners, platforms, content owners, and other players in the internet ecosystem plays a vital role in ensuring that the internet is accessible to all and continues to drive innovation.

CDT works with lawmakers, industry, and the public to balance the rights of users, rights-holders, and infrastructure providers, to promote our vision of an open and innovative internet.

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CDT sent a letter urging the New York Governor to sign the right-to-repair bill into law. White document on a grey background.

CDT Sends Letter Urging NY Governor to Sign Right-to-Repair Bill Into Law

CDT Joins Civil Society Groups in Letter to U.S. House Leadership on Merger Filing Fees. White document on a grey background.

CDT Joins Civil Society Groups in Letter to U.S. House on Merger Filing Fees

CDT Joins Broad Coalition Opposing Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

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As Tech Platforms Enter Financial Services, Can Antitrust Laws Keep their Powers in Check?

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Preserving the Open Internet Through Interoperability

CDT submitted comments to the NTIA on competition amongst the mobile app ecosystem. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Comments to NTIA on Mobile App Ecosystem Competition

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