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Check out this volunteer-made video of our Internet-born Lindsey Pinto!

The UK government finally updated their copyright legislation, bringing it into step with the way individuals use the technology. It's now legal for “people to copy digital content they have bought onto any medium or device that they own [for personal use]."

Today is the one-year anniversary of the pro-Internet community’s successful Internet blackout protesting the restrictive SOPA and PIPA. Support Internet freedom and celebrate today as Internet Freedom Day.

We continue to see threats to Internet use and privacy from the TPP trade agreement and undemocratic expansions of power like that of the ITU. But as ‘Jon Pastel once said, "The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together.”’

What does the Internet mean to you? Connection to loved ones? Opportunity to succeed? Free expression?

Whatever the reason, you helped fight for Internet freedom, and you’ve become an inspiration to people all over the world.

The Internet community faced many challenges in 2012 - threats to freedom of expression, access to information, and online privacy - meeting them head on and shared many successes.

This December, hundreds of you joined OpenMedia as monthly donors through our Allies program, and over one thousand of you contributed with one-time donations. You answered the call to help us stay strong in 2013, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you so much. 

The fight continues for an open Internet - check out this article where pro-Internet Senator Ron Wyden made a push for the Internet and its users at the CES conference this week.

Article by Joe Mullin for ARStechnica:

 

With soaring Internet fees and a growing digital divide, New York is taking a step in the right direction. But we deserve open and affordable Internet access to become a common and widespread aspect of daily life. New York's mayor puts it well, “to become the world’s leading digital city...universal access to high-speed Internet is one of the core building blocks of that vision.” With your help, we’re working to make this vision a reality in the new year and beyond.

 

Article by Sarah Frier and Henry Goldman for Bloomberg:

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