On July 2nd, a consortium of organizations concerned about the future of a free and open internet, published a document framing four essential principles. The Declaration of Internet Freedom was designed with the understanding that if regulation of the internet is inevitable, we must define the essential qualities of an open internet to preserve in any future legislation.
At Rhizome, not only do we support the idea that a free and open internet can make the world a better place, but believe it is crucial for the future of online creative communities. We have set up a microsite where you can amend, edit, debate and discuss the original declaration. We hope to open a dialogue here, and encourage you to consider how these principles apply to artistic practices on the web.