Pioneers and pirates demand a free internet

'People picked a pirate parliamentarian'

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Internet and Christian Engström, Pirate Party MEP agree. The net must be kept free, open, and away from the clutching hands of the corporatists.

Berners-Lee: “To spy on my information to build a profile of me could be incredibly damaging. To use this information is much more valuable for a company, but more dangerous to me. It’s more dangerous than having a TV in my room, monitoring my every move”.

Engström: “It is not acceptable that new legislation that restricts both our fundamental rights and the free and open internet is being drafted in secret negotiations by non-elected officials together with representatives of a foreign power.This simply not how laws should be made in a democratic society. It’s embarrassing to have to point out something so obvious.”

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