January 18th: Internet Freedom Day

CDT 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.

Media Contacts:

Katherine Maher

AccessNow.org
[email protected]

Mark Stanley

Center for Democracy & Technology
[email protected]

202.407.8839

Ben Huh

Cheezburger, Inc.
[email protected]

Heather Greenfield

Computer & Communications Industry Association
[email protected]

202.783.0070

Craig Newmark

craigconnects.org

Adi Kamdar

Electronic Frontier Foundation
[email protected]

Patrick Ruffini

Engage
[email protected]

Joscelin Cooper

Engine Advocacy | Hattery
[email protected]

650.255.9233

Jennifer Mercurio

Entertainment Consumers Association
[email protected]

203.761.6191

Tiffiniy Cheng

Fight for the Future
[email protected]

413.367.6255

Josh Levy

Free Press
[email protected]

413.585.1533 x208

Clara Hogan

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute
[email protected]

202.596.3368

Andrew Rasiej

NY Tech Meetup and Personal Democracy Media
[email protected]

917.359.2426

David Moore
Participatory Politics Foundation
[email protected]

917.753.3462

Bartees Cox

Public Knowledge
[email protected]

202.861.0020

Mike Masnick

Techdirt
[email protected]

Berin Szoka

TechFreedom
[email protected]