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Declaration of Internet Freedom Draws Mixed Reactions

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

July 5, 2012

An editorial in The Christian Science Monitor reports on a new "Declaration of Internet Freedom," endorsed by more than 20,000 groups or individuals thus far. Mozilla, Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union support the document, which opposes Internet censorship, encourages universal access, openness and innovation and advocates for privacy, the report states, adding, a discussion on such topics is "badly needed." But Elie Mystal opines in Forbes that the document  fails to define key terms and therefore "is devoid of anything approaching a coherent articulation of the rights of 'the Internet' or anybody else."
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