Our web launched!

2007-01-08 2-minute read

Freespeech TV just launched their amazing Ourweb campaign. If you have 4 minutes, please check out this site, the video, and tell your friends about it. I honestly think this is one of the most important campaigns on the Internet and we should fully put our support behind it.

The full press release is below:

Free Speech TV Launches “It’s Our Web” Campaign


Today Free Speech TV launched a public campaign urging Internet users to remember it’s our web, and not the property of large corporations. Find the launch page at http://freespeech.org/ourweb

Free Speech TV is using the “It’s Our Web” Campaign to educate the public on the dangers of an Internet subjugated by a cartel of domineering big media corporations. Free Speech TV is also using the campaign to launch its new non-profit, non-commercial open-source based social networking community that can be found at http://community.freespeech.org

The video touches on issues such as online privacy/tracking, centralized ownership, and copyright, which have been hitting the headlines lately due to new incursions by big online media conglomerates including the widely distained “Facebook Beacon”.

A growing group of bloggers, independent media organizations, open-sourcedevelopers, and Internet users have latched onto the video as a rallying cry for an Internet free of invasive marketing and advertising.

Free Speech TV Director of Outreach Jason McKain said today:

“It’s exciting to see Internet users from all walks of life sharing and engaging with this exciting video and campaign. The popularity of video tells us that there is a prevalent underlying concern with these issues, and we are happy to provide an alternative for those who choose to get off websites geared towards manipulating and exploiting its users.”

Steve Anderson the Executive Producer of the “It’s Our Web” video said today:

“Suddenly it feels like the Internet is being shaped to satisfy the demands of advertisers and marketers rather then us, the users. We need to embraces Internet sites, services and tools that are more independent of this excessive and unnecessary obstruction to our online travels. I hope this video serves as a tool for those demanding an Internet independent of manipulation and privacy violations”

Free Speech TV is a publicly-supported, independent, non-profit TV channel that is a project of Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization. It is available nationally, 24/7, on DISH Satellite Network. Selected programs are available on 172 community access cable stations in 38 states. The Free Speech social networking community can be found at http://freespeech.org