- New gTLD database
Internet freedom declarations
A coalition of groups that had opposed the SOPA in the US Congress published a "Declaration of Internet Freedom" online, arguing for a "free and open Internet" and listing five basic principles for protecting the open Internet: access, openness, innovation, privacy and freedom of expression. Not to be outdone, libertarian Ron Paul put his name to a similar statement calling itself "The Technology Revolution." The latter declaration takes more of a combative approach to Internet freedom, complaining about the "arrogant attempts of governments to centralize, intervene, subsidize, micromanage, and regulate innovation". The former is more positive in tone.