Paris, February 15th, 2009 – Tomorrow, a parliamentarian resolution will be submitted in Iceland in order to turn the country into a model for freedom of expression on the Internet. Far away from the conservative vision displayed by many confused governments who try to control freedom of communication on the Net through “three strikes”, Internet blocking or the ACTA, this would be a historic event. La Quadrature du Net supports this project and congratulates the coalition of Icelandic Parliamentarians at the origin of the initiative. If repressive and authoritarian schemes were to prevail in our societies, Iceland would represent the ultimate refuge for the free circulation of information.
This parliamentarian resolution nicknamed “Icelandic Modern Media Initiative“
“This Icelandic legislative project is a major breakthrough. Refusing repressive conservatism and the temptation of big corporations and politicians to control the Internet, Iceland would become a haven for freedoms on the Internet. We must support this initiative so that freedom of expression, which is essential to the good functioning of our democracies, is fully protected on the Internet. With laws such as the French HADOPI and LOPPSI or the ACTA, we might all end up hosting and sending our data through Iceland.”, states Jérémie Zimmermann, spokesperson for La Quadrature du Net.