Protecting the Open Internet in India

Millions of people in developing nations think that Facebook is the Internet. This is not a matter of mere confusion. It means that millions of people aren’t able to take advantage of all the things that the open, neutral Internet … Read more

A Step Forward for Net Neutrality in the U.S.

We’re thrilled to see the D.C. Circuit Court upholding the FCC’s historic net neutrality order, and the agency’s authority to continue to protect Internet users and businesses from throttling and blocking. Protecting openness and innovation is at the core of … Read more

Mozilla’s Transparency Report

Today, Mozilla released our transparency report. Transparency and openness are among Mozilla’s founding principles and a key part of who we are and how we operate: from our open, auditable codebase to our open development work in Bugzilla and Github. … Read more

This is what a rightsholder looks like in 2016

In today’s policy discussions around intellectual property, the term ‘rightsholder’ is often misconstrued as someone who supports maximalist protection and enforcement of intellectual property, instead of someone who simply holds the rights to intellectual property. This false assumption can at … Read more

Reining in abuses of the DMCA notice system

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) should be reformed to help promote openness online. We’ve made this case before, posting about section 1201 on the circumvention of technological protection measures. Now, the U.S. Copyright Office has sought comments on section … Read more

Challenges to openness under U.S. copyright law

The Mozilla Manifesto has as its second principle, “The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.” The Internet is the most significant social and technological medium of our time, and an invaluable public resource that … Read more