Local tech leaders launch #StepUp4Net fundraising campaign for digital rights organization OpenMedia
Fundraising drive challenges tech community to step up and defend the free and open Internet with matching donations up to $50,000
Initial supporters of campaign include: Boris Mann (Managing director @FullStackDotCa), Ian Bell (RosterBot), Mack Hardy (Affinity Bridge), Michael Tippett (Hootsuite etc..), Phillip Djwa (Agentic Digital Media) Steve Rio (BriteWeb), and Tim Bray (Textuality). Other supporters can be found at https://openmedia.org/stepup
The three core concerns driving the campaign are as follows:
2. Large telecom providers hope to gut key Net Neutrality rules so they can force competing services into Internet slowlanes.
3. Out-of-control government surveillance is undermining the trust required for a functioning digital economy and democratic society.
Learn more about the campaign at https://openmedia.org/StepUp
OpenMedia.org is an award-winning community-based organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy by engaging hundreds of thousands of people in protecting our online rights.
Communications Manager, OpenMedia.ca