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Web We Want Campaign

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The Web We Want Campaign is a  movement created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee that strives to ensure the same characteristics that fostered the Web’s success continue and that it reaches its potential as a tool for knowledge, democracy and freedom of expression.

In 1989 Berners-Lee drafted the proposal that would become the World Wide Web. In March 2014, for the Web’s 25th anniversary, Sir Tim proposed the Internet user’s bill of rights, much like a modern-day Magna Carta. Following this, Sir Tim proposed a year of intense activity to defend rights to a free open and secure Internet.

The campaign includes $1000 to $5000 grants for projects supporting the movement’s goals, to be voted on by the community. The movement’s organizers also offer rapid response legal help for supporters who get in trouble with the law through their efforts for the campaign.

Berners-Lee said his motivation for the campaign was his belief that the future of the Internet is threatened. The campaign is overseen by the World Wide Web Foundation and Free Press. 

See a video about the Web We Want Campaign from Human Rights Day 2013:

This was last updated in April 2014
Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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