Update: December 15, 2012: At the conclusion of the ITU meeting in Dubai on Friday, 89 countries signed the treaty, while 55 countries said they would not sign or that additional review was needed. We stand with the countries who refused to sign, and with the millions of you who have voiced your support for a free and open web. 
A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.
Keep the Internet free and open!
The internet is the only the place remaining where people express themselves freely and connect to thousands if not, millions of people around the world.

Unfortunately, governments around the world want more regulation and even worse, CENSORSHIP OF THE INTERNET. What's worse, these governments are meeting on it behind closed doors which means the future of the free and open internet as we know it is uncertain.

You might recall here in the Philippines, this was attempted by means of the Cyber Crime Prevention Act wherein at first, it might sound good but wait 'til you hear the provision on libel. Libel, really? While I want people who put down other people through their spread of misinformation sanctioned, libel is not the way to do it and there are better and dated ways to do it. Libel is quite impractical in internet sense.

Yes, the open internet is at threat again and we, the people who depend on it should air out our voice to keep it FREE AND OPEN. You can go to google.com/takeaction or to freeandopenweb.com to add your voice!

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