When the debate about internet freedom, or the openness of the web comes up, it’s the ISP’s that hold the most power in that debate. Perhaps every now and then, we could all do with a reminder of just how important internet freedom is to everyone.
Could Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian‘s U.S. bus tour for his new book, Without Their Permission, also lay the groundwork for a later run at political office?
Vint Cerf, who is the VP and chief internet evangelist at Google and one of the founding “fathers of the internet,” is using social media to raise awareness about the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai — a meeting that will shape internet policies around the world.
“The war for the Internet has begun. Hollywood is in control of politics. The Government is killing innovation. Don’t let them get away with that.” So begins the latest music video from Kim Dotcom, the 38-year old founder of Megaupload, the file-hosting service that was shut down by the FBI at the beginning of this year. Indicted on copyright infringement charges, Dotcom has lost his company and is stuck under house arrest in New Zealand until a hearing next March, but that isn’t stopping the former hacker turned web mogul from launching a campaign for Internet freedom.