Protect the Net is a worldwide campaign to help restore the hope and promise that the original notion of the internet once held out as a frontier-less form of free expression, democratic communications, and access to information. It is about preserving and enlarging the global commons of information, shedding light on unlawful censorship and surveillance practices where they exist, and holding states and corporations accountable for the limitations they impose on free speech and access to information online.
Protect the Net Toronto is the first stop in the worldwide campaign. This event will be highlighted by presentations on Internet censorship, surveillance and infowar as well as the worldwide public release and demonstration of the psiphon censorship circumvention tool.
Psiphon is a human rights software project developed by the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies that allows citizens in uncensored countries to provide unfettered access to the net through their home computers to friends and family members who live behind firewalls of states that censor.
Protect the Net will educate and empower citizens worldwide about the perilous state of human rights online and what they can do to help rescue and restore those rights.
Official Website: http://www.protect-the.net/
Added by rguerra on November 20, 2006