The importance of digital civil libertiesMar 31 2010, 11:34
Electronic Frontiers Australia is currently running a fundraising drive so that we can continue to expand and campaign for your online civil liberties. Although EFA has been leading the Open Internet campaign against the Government’s proposal to censor the Internet, that is just one aspect of our activities and interests. In addition to Internet censorship, EFA campaigns on a wide range of issues relating to Internet regulation, including copyright, defamation, R18+ for computer games, telecommunications, ISP liability, privacy, domain names, trade marks, and the digital economy.
To highlight the diverse range of topics EFA is engaged in, and to demonstrate the importance of online civil liberties in this country, we have posting a series of blog posts from a variety of digital thought leaders on an aspect of online civil liberties of their choosing. So far there have been some really excellent contributions:
- Nic Suzor explained EFA’s ongoing struggle to defend civil liberties online;
- Colin Jacobs set out why the online community needs a champion;
- Mark Newton imagined a meeting between Senator Stephen Conroy and Electronic Frontiers Australia;
- David Harrison, the editor of AusGamers looked at R18 Games, censorship and DRM and why you should care about online civil rights;
- Michael Meloni, from Somebody Think of the Children, asked for a little more conversation, a little less panic; and
- Gwen Hinze, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, looked at global digital civil liberties and EFA’s key role.
As you read these posts, we hope you will appreciate the vital role EFA plays in this space and will be encouraged to contribute to our fundraising drive. If EFA is to continue to expand and launch further campaigns to protect your civil liberties online, we need money for media, organisation and lobbying.
If you have already donated, or are unable to donate, please let your friends, family and colleagues know about this fundraising drive:
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