In this important new work, On Internet Freedom, Marvin Ammori explains why Internet freedom will always remain under threat. The reason has less to do with subtle legal disputes than with struggles for power among corporations, governments, and individuals.
Written for the average user, not just for lawyers and technologists, this book explains these issues and their significance for anyone who has ever sent an email.
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Some Advanced praise:
Internet freedom is the defining issue for our generation. We need a world where all links are created equal, not just to preserve all that we’ve built so far, but for all of the innovation that has yet to come. Read this book and make sure we get the future we deserve.
—Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder, Reddit
Marvin Ammori has spent a decade in the trenches of the wars over Internet freedom, playing a leading role at some of its most critical moments. In this book he explores these wars, from net neutrality to SOPA/PIPA and from WikiLeaks to Facebook’s terms of service. The lesson is clear: freedom demands continuous vigilance and repeated struggles. Ammori tells us how the battles of the past few years have given us, to paraphrase Ben Franklin, Internet freedom, if we can keep it.
—Yochai Benkler, Professor, Harvard Law School; author of The Wealth of Networks
The freedom enabled by the Internet helps realize the values of human rights and also provides a lot of commercial opportunity for everyone. Marvin Ammori reminds us how important that is, and that we can’t take Internet freedom for granted, that we all need to stand up for each other.
—Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist.org
A great way to learn what everyone needs to know about the Internet freedom movement.
—Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School; author of The Master Switch
Marvin Ammori’s lawyering on behalf of a free and open Internet has been bold and pathbreaking; his scholarship blends deep insight with clear, readable, and lively prose. ... The Internet’s role as a democratized engine for human expression, creativity, and ingenuity will remain so only if the forces of Internet freedom organize, fight, and prevail ... "On Internet Freedom" is a bracing and motivating contribution to that effort.
—Andrew McLaughlin, Principal, Betaworks; former Deputy US Chief Technology Officer, White House
Proceeds: All proceeds from the book go to two nonprofits that fight for online freedom of expression and innovation—Fight for the Future and Demand Progress.