Monday, April 17, 2006

IPac Lobbies for Information Freedom

IPac is a nonpartisan group dedicated to preserving individual freedom through balanced information policy. They just shipped 12 iPods loaded with Creative Commons content to US Senatorial campaign committees.

I just signed on to support their statement of principles, as stated below:

  1. Creators of ideas and inventions have the right to be compensated for their work, but not to limit political expression, veto technological innovation, or restrict education and scientific research.

  2. Information policy laws should be judged by their potential to foster new creativity, as required by the U.S. Constitution.

  3. Information policy laws should be clear and explicit, so anybody can create without fear of lawsuits.

I encourage you to do the same. Too many Filipino politicians just ape American politicians on information technology issues. Influencing American politicians on these issues indirectly influences said Filipino politicians.

(Via Shel Holtz.)

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