Asking Europe for an Open Internet

Open Internet NowSign this petition, it’s vital. France recently accepted a 3-strikes law for internet users, and the UK is about to implement a (washed-down, but still) version of it. This is unacceptable!

1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual.

  1. Internet users are entitled to access, send and receive the content of their choice;
  2. Internet users are entitled to use and run any content, any application and service;
  3. Internet users are entitled to connect their choice of software or hardware that do not harm the network;
  4. Internet users are entitled to choice and competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers;
  5. Internet users are entitled to an Internet connection that is free of discrimination with regard to type of application, service or content or based on sender or receiver address. Broadband providers cannot block or degrade traffic over their networks, or pick winners by favoring some content or applications over others in the connection to subscribers’ homes. Nor can they disfavor an Internet service just because it competes with a similar service offered by them.
  6. Providers of Internet access must be transparent about their network management practices and Internet users are entitled to an Internet connection with a predefined capacity and quality.

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