Key demands for a free communication infrastructure that enables productive collaboration
Preserve Existing User Rights
- Preserve nondiscriminatory Interconnection and carriage (network neutrality) in communication networks - Protect fair use and fight to preserve routine, unregulated uses.
Reform the Current Systems of Property Rights
- Include broadband connectivity in the definition of universal service - Defend and expand community broadband - Liberate orphaned and dormant (out of print) works - Reduce the burden of search costs to discover existing rights
Prevent Extension of Rights that Impair Collaboration
- Oppose discrimination in communications networks - Resist copyright holders defining communications architecture to protect their rights - Refuse to create new transmission privileges (e.g. the webcaster treaty) - Oppose technology mandates that undermine functionality (e.g. the broadcast flag) - Oppose excessive enforcement measures (e.g. criminalization or expansion of secondary or vicarious liability