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Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Freedom of expression, Internet |

Mozilla Launches Engagement Kit, stand against the proposed ITU

Mozilla Launches Engagement Kit, stand against the proposed ITU

For a few hours actively joins Google and the other lead actors against the proposal under discussion these days in Dubai convention. At the thought that shuffled for governments to control the Internet, Mozilla sends a statement next to a platform where users can defend against the idea of a network censored.

Mozilla’s idea is to join other actions as Take Action on Google, a protest to condemn the meeting will end on Saturday in Dubai where ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the idea of changing the current Internet. According to the maker of the popular Firefox browser:

The question is not whether our government, the UN or ITU should play a role in shaping the Web. The problem is they are trying to do behind closed doors, in secret, without us.

The Web allows us to talk, share and connect around the things that matter. Create new opportunities, urges governments to account, breaks down barriers and makes even the cats are famous. This is not a coincidence. It is because the web is all of us. We all have a say in how it is built.

Mozilla’s proposal to publicize the changes discussed in the convention is called Engagement Kit , a platform from mozilla.org to every citizen and user in the world can talk and express what you think of the idea. The platform also offers videos and emails or links that show our displeasure to the members of the convention.

With this move Mozilla joins a long list of names on the first level network opposing themes at the convention, including Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee, key figures of what is now the web. Berners-Lee spoke a few days ago in the framework of the Convention on the idea of modifying the international treaty to regulate the Internet. As the inventor of the World Wide Web:

It is unnecessary and would threaten the stability of the Internet that we all know. Many of the concerns I’ve heard from people who have been, in fact, countries that want to be able to block Internet and give people a network in your country “safe”, attempting to force other countries to align with locks you want to start.

As we said yesterday after the resignation of Russia and China to one of the most radical proposals, proposal seeking all traffic sent through the website revision by a government body, through Friday, it is possible to amend a treaty in favor of censorship by governments.

If you want to know more about the proposal launched by Mozilla Engagement Kit can access and even send direct messages to the convention. As they say in Mozilla:

We believe that everyone should have a voice here. And this site will help you be heard in Dubai.

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